Best Director Live or Dead

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Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby patsfan86 » Mon Jul 22, 2002 3:45 am

For what it's worth, I'll take
Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai
Red Beard

F.W. Murnau
The Last Laugh

Vittorio De Sica
Bicycle Thief
Umberto D
Two Women

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby Ockien » Wed Jul 31, 2002 5:21 am

Hasn't this debate gone on since the dawn of filmakers? Like that one did ya.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby shiraz2 » Sat Aug 10, 2002 11:38 pm

this one's a toughie!


Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby admin-2 » Wed Oct 16, 2002 3:15 pm


Luis Buñuel
Orson Welles
Federico Fellini
Michael Powell
Howard Hawks


Ingmar Bergman
Martin Scorsese
Alejandro Amenabar
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Yhang Yimou

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby wpqx » Sat Dec 28, 2002 1:31 am

Ever would no doubt be Stanley Kubrick. On the foreign side though I would probably have to honor Ingmar Bergman.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby foxglow17 » Sat Jan 04, 2003 1:55 pm

I'm not even going to try to sort this out..

Darren Aronofsky
Martin Scorsese
Cameron Crowe
Frances Ford Coppla
Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch
Larry Clark

Of course in a few minutes I will end up remembering a few others that I cant live without...


Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby wvq » Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:50 am

Here's a spur-of-the-moment list of five. (The order here is very roughly preferential.)

Renoir (I haven't seen anywhere near as much Renoir as I ought to have seen, but I have an excuse for this deplorable ignorance on my part: most of his work is (I think surprisingly) hard to find here in the U.S. I don't doubt that I'd think him even greater than I do if I were more familiar with his work from the 30s. Sadly, it may be a while before I find out just what sort of effect this would have on my opinion of his oeuvre.)

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby gratefultiger » Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:34 am

renoir is truly the master,he made it all look so easy&his films don't date,he &welles have probably inspired more great directors & films than just about anybody.also the great robert bresson deserves wider public acclaim if he made a bad film i haven't seen it & i have most of them!

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby yesmon » Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:17 am

Orson Welles and following him in no order: Renoir, Murnau, Ford, Kubrick, Ozu, The Archers, Bresson, Scorsese, Kurosawa, Bergman, Fellini, Altman, Lang, Godard, Eisenstein etc.

Re: Best Director Live or Dead

Postby bigpoppa_2059 » Fri Feb 07, 2003 5:39 am

Greatest director of all-time is a tough question. I noticed some people mentioned Japan, and I personally think Ozu is better than Mizoguchi and Kurosawa, but that's just me. Best American director to me would have to be Orson Welles, and best foreign (vague I know) director either Jean Renoir or Carl Dreyer.


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