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dvdisoil
05-14-03, 01:39 PM
My search did not yield me with above title . so here it goes

mine are

* Akira Kurosawa
* Ingmar Bergman
* Satajit Ray
* Luis Bunuel
* Takashi Mike

F For Fake
05-14-03, 01:52 PM
- Hitchcock (if you count his British films seperately from his Hollywood studio work)
- Fellini ("8 1/2" is my all time favorite movie)
- Lang ("M" and "Metropolis" especially)
- Herzog (his 'Nosferatu' update in particular)
- Seijun Suzuki (esp. "Branded to Kill")

Father Merrin
05-14-03, 02:04 PM
Not counting Hitch...

Herzog
Polanski
Kurosawa
Jodorowsky
Roeg

wendersfan
05-14-03, 02:30 PM
This week it's:

Wenders
Godard
Renoir
Kieslowski
Kiarostami

Ask me again next week and the bottom three will probably have changed.

Mondo Kane
05-14-03, 02:31 PM
#1- Akira Kurosawa
#2- Sergio Leone
#3- Alejandro Jodorowsky
#4- Milos Forman
#5- Alex Cox

DVD Smurf
05-14-03, 02:34 PM
Akira Kurosawa
Ingmar Bergman
Fritz Lang
Kar-wai Wong
Krzysztof Kieslowski

Other worth mentioning from the top of my head...

Abbas Kiarostami
Atom Egoyan
Majid Majidi
Stanley Kubrick
Michael Powell
Emeric Pressburger
Pedro Almodˇvar
Lasse Hallstr÷m
Isao Takahata
Michelangelo Antonioni
Jean-Luc Godard
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Franšois Truffaut
Marcel CarnÚ
Peter Jackson
Giuseppe Tornatore
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Roman Polanski
Hayao Miyazaki

Phyre
05-14-03, 05:17 PM
Ingmar Bergman
Wong Kar Wai
Akira Kurosawa
Takeshi Kitano
Michelangelo Antonioni

Robert
05-14-03, 06:43 PM
1. John Woo
2. Ridley Scott
3. Paul Verhoven
4. Tony Scott
5. Stanley Kubrick

TomOpus
05-14-03, 07:15 PM
Akira Kurosawa
Takashi Miike
Katsuhiro Otomo
Guillermo Del Toro
Peter Jackson

inri222
05-14-03, 07:33 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky
Ingmar Bergman
Akira Kurosawa
Jean-Luc Godard
David Cronenberg




5. Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick is American

wendersfan
05-14-03, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by inri222
Stanley Kubrick is American
Fair enough. But if so, then Alfred Hitchcock is British, full stop.

F For Fake
05-15-03, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by wendersfan
Fair enough. But if so, then Alfred Hitchcock is British, full stop.

Agreed. Hitch matured into the Hitchcock most film geeks know and love while working in the Hollywood system, but he did some great work in Britain beforehand, more than most people seem to realize. I feel fully justified naming Hitch as a 'foreign' film director, and Kubrick as American.

Giles
05-15-03, 09:03 AM
1. Ken Loach
2. Peter Greenaway
3. Mike Leigh
4. Guillermo Del Toro
5. Hayao Miyazaki

Honourable mention:
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Lynne Ramsay
Lasse Hallstrom
Wisit Sasanatieng
Gillian Armstrong
Nicolas Roeg
Peter Mullan
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Ken Russell

joeydaninja
05-15-03, 09:24 AM
1) Stephen Chow
2) Paul Verhoeven
3) Quark Henares
4) John Woo

others

Tom Tykwer, Jeunet and Caro, Luc Besson

and Andrew Lau is slowly rising up the ranks.

Pants
05-15-03, 12:46 PM
Andrei Tarkovsky
Kiaristami
Cronenberg
Kar-Wei
Kurosawa

I consider Hitchcock, Sirk, and Lang to be foriegn directors even when they worked in Hollywood.

William Fuld
05-15-03, 01:23 PM
1. Luis Bunuel
2. Jean-Luc Godard
3. Guy Maddin
4. Peter Greenaway
5. Abel Gance

eedoon
05-15-03, 01:35 PM
Tom Tykwer
Hayao Miyazaki
Wong Kar Wai
Luc Besson
Hitch

Unfortunately I haven't seen any of Kurosawa's work. :(

mookyman
05-15-03, 06:49 PM
Alfred Hitchcock
Ingmar Bergman
Werner Herzog
Federico Fellini
Akira Kurosawa

Norm de Plume
05-16-03, 07:50 PM
To me, "foreign" means foreign-language.

Randomly (hope I'm not forgetting anyone):

Claude Chabrol
Andrei Tarkovsky
Michael Haneke
Gianni Amelio
Ingmar Bergman
Abbas Kiarostami
Claude Miller
Louis Malle
Nicholas Refn
Costa-Gavras
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Rainer Fassbinder
Francesco Rosi
Claude Goretta
Dardenne brothers
Bertrand Tavernier

Sorry, that's more than 5.