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top ten directors

Postby wpqx » Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:19 pm

Here's one I don't think I have seen yet. An interesting topic that has probably rattled through everyone's mind at least once. So I'll get the ball rolling, and feel free to voice your displeasure.
1. Stanley Kubrick
2. Martin Scorsese
3. David Lean
4. Elia Kazan
5. Ingmar Bergman
6. Luis Bunuel
7. Jean Luc Godard
8. Federico Fellini
9. Woody Allen
10. Buster Keaton

I also realize that Hitchcock, Renoir, Kurosawa, Ford, Hawks, Ray, and many others aren't on here, but I can only fit ten.

Re: top ten directors

Postby Gaz » Sun Feb 16, 2003 11:51 am

Perhaps not the _greatest_ directors ever, but the ones that mean the most to me:

1. Louis Malle
2. Lindsay Anderson
3. Francois Truffaut
4. Andrei Tarkovsky
5. Ingmar Bergman
6. Werner Herzog
7. Krzysztof Kieslowski
8. Stanley Kubrick
9. Roman Polanski
10. Bill Forsyth

Others which coulda been contenders:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Jean Vigo
Nic Roeg
and more.

Re: top ten directors

Postby somegreatmovies » Sun Feb 16, 2003 9:39 pm

John Ford
RW Fassbinder
Abbas Kiarostami
Ken Jacobs
David Lynch
Stan Brakhage
Alfred Hitchcock
Jean Renoir

and... hmm... let's put John Ford two more times

lists are so silly... but I love them... and they're so useful

Re: top ten directors

Postby gratefultiger » Mon Feb 17, 2003 9:37 pm

jean renoir,robert bresson,carl t dreyer,andrei tarkovsky,sergei parajanov,jean luc godard,jean vigo,aleksandr sokurov,yasujiro ozu,kenji mizoguchi
and heaps more!

Re: top ten directors

Postby dbfilmmaker » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:10 pm

Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock
Akira Kurosawa
Woody Allen
Steven Spielberg
Billy Wilder
Frank Capra
Francis Ford Coppola
Milos Forman
Martin Scorsese

Re: top ten directors

Postby itsreal07 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:56 am

top 10 best as goes for me...

1.jean-luc godard
2. francois traffaut
3. andrei tarkovsky
4. akira kurosawa
5. ingmar bergman
6. mike leigh
7. ken loach
8. takeshi kitano
9. takashi miike
10. alfred hitchcock
list just goes on...

Re: top ten directors

Postby bigpoppa_2059 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 6:24 am

You can't ask a film lover this, because there are the directors one knows are "the greats", and then there are ones who may inspire you and personally affect you, but everyone else may hate them. So I kept my list all-American baby!

Orson Welles
Alfred Hitchcock
Buster Keaton
Howard Hawks
John Ford
Charlie Chaplin
Stanley Kubrick
Billy Wilder
Fritz Lang (All his American films are masterpieces)
Woody Allen

Re: top ten directors

Postby john-5 » Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:33 pm



Why is Mizoguchi still awaiting due recognition in English-speaking countries? Might as well ignore Rembrandt or Shakespeare.

Re: top ten directors

Postby pre-tender » Sat Feb 22, 2003 1:21 pm

well even though i have heard most of those names i could not see most of them :( but from my "tiny" archive i may add:
Darren Arronofsky (pi,requiem for a dream)
Steven Speilberg (saving private ryan, schindler's list)"but he need to ad some independant spirits to his giid films"
Stanley Kubrick

Re: top ten directors

Postby gratefultiger » Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:32 pm

Mizoguchi is a master no mistake,and yes he should be recognised more,his films are elegant & beautiful,once seen never forgotten.His place is safe in cinematic history,it's just the general film going /loving public who should seek him out!who knows? maybe they might learn something about truly great cinema.


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