Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-13-10, 01:19 PM   #1
bluetoast
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,961
Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

What do you think are the best and the worst movies from established director/actor team-ups? For example, Kurosawa/Mifune, Scorsese/DeNiro, Scorsese/DiCaprio, Bergman/von Sydow, Anderson/Wilson etc.
__________________
Uh oh...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 01:21 PM   #2
islandclaws
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 18,198
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Hate to say it, but Escape from LA is pretty damn bad for a Carpenter/Russell pairing.

Edit: Forgot about best... Carpenter/Russell: The Thing
__________________
DVDAf

Horror Movie Challenge:
2014

Last edited by islandclaws; 02-13-10 at 02:43 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 01:24 PM   #3
Mountain Biker
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Mountain Biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,324
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Carpenter/Russell...

Best: The Thing / Big Trouble in Little China / Escape From New York
Worst: Escape From L.A.
__________________
...It's 4 A.M., do you know where your car is?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 01:31 PM   #4
PopcornTreeCt
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,827
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

I can't really use the word "worst" for some of these guys so I'll use the term "least".

Scorsese/DeNiro

Best: Raging Bull
Least: Goodfellas

Scorsese/DiCaprio

Best: The Departed
Least: Gangs of New York

Kurosawa/Mifune

Best: Seven Samurai
Least: The Lower Depths

Haven't seen enough Bergman to judge.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 01:34 PM   #5
Groucho
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 67,064
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
__________________
Xbox Live: Runner Groucho
PSN: RunnerGroucho

"The Borg is a species" -- Tracer Bullet (Citation)
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 01:41 PM   #6
JumpCutz
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,259
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
Yeah WTF????
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 02:21 PM   #7
PopcornTreeCt
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,827
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

I've never seen Cape Fear... forgive me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 02:26 PM   #8
riotinmyskull
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
riotinmyskull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: portsmouth, va
Posts: 9,157
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
I've never seen Cape Fear... forgive me.
casino is better than goodfellas?
__________________
my collection
rank 'em as you see 'em: 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 09
october horror movie challenge: 14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 09 | 08 | 07
holiday movie challenge: 12 | 11 | 10 | 09 | 08
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 02:44 PM   #9
Dr Mabuse
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

__________________

"We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." - Charles Bukowski
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 02:46 PM   #10
JumpCutz
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,259
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

You've done stepped in it this time PopcornTreeCt !
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 05:35 PM   #11
Hulkabrgr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Robbinsville, NJ
Posts: 503
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Donner/ Gibson

Best: Lethal Weapon
Worst: Conspiracy Theory
__________________
Incoming!!!
Sgt. Hulka
Gold Trader
DVD Talk Old-Timer
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 05:42 PM   #12
lamphorn
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,756
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Woody Allen/Scarlett Johannsen

Best: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Worst: Scoop
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 06:50 PM   #13
Drexl
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 15,267
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

New York, New York is worst for Scorsese/DeNiro IMHO.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 08:00 PM   #14
jmu878
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 605
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Calling Goodfellas worst anything is laughable. I wouldn't say a single Deniro/Marty collaboraion has been bad, but if pressed would go with New York, New York as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 08:06 PM   #15
bluetoast
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,961
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Just realized I should also add Kurosawa/Shimura
__________________
Uh oh...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 08:56 PM   #16
Fist of Doom
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Raleighwood
Posts: 6,294
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Tim Burton/Johnny Depp:

Best: Edward Scissorhands
Worst: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 10:25 PM   #17
hasslein
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
hasslein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sunny CA
Posts: 2,256
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Spielberg / Dreyfuss

Best: Jaws or Close Encounters (too close to call)
Worst: Always
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-10, 10:44 PM   #18
PopcornTreeCt
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 25,827
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
You've done stepped in it this time PopcornTreeCt !
Apparently.

Sheesh.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-10, 02:12 AM   #19
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 23,199
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Cape Fear is better than Goodfellas?
or King of Comedy for that matter.

and i think Shutter Island will be the worst from Scorcese/DiCaprio.
__________________
"stranger than fiction" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"

Last edited by OldBoy; 02-14-10 at 02:19 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-10, 02:13 AM   #20
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 23,199
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hulkabrgr View Post
Donner/ Gibson

Best: Lethal Weapon
Worst: Conspiracy Theory
CT was leagues better than LW 4!
__________________
"stranger than fiction" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-10, 02:18 AM   #21
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 23,199
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

George Lucas/Kenny Baker

Best:
Star Wars

Worst:
Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones
__________________
"stranger than fiction" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-10, 02:23 AM   #22
terrible chong
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 900
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
or King of Comedy for that matter.
The King of Comedy is a great film

Scorsese has said it has some of his favorite work with DeNiro
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-10, 07:46 AM   #23
Ash Ketchum
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 7,813
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

John Ford/John Wayne

Best: THE SEARCHERS (1956)

Worst: A tough one, since they're mostly great, but I'd have to go with THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940), based on a Eugene O'Neill play, only because it's long and slow and talky and doesn't use Wayne's considerable strengths as an actor/star. I saw it once and I've never bothered to revisit it.

Scorsese/De Niro
Best: GOODFELLAS
Worst: I'd have to go with NEW YORK, NEW YORK as well.

Scorsese/Di Caprio
Worst: a toss-up between GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE AVIATOR and THE DEPARTED
Best: the trailer for SHUTTER ISLAND, but only because it looks like Ben Kingsley really puts little Di Caprio through his paces, possibly as punishment for ruining the three aforementioned films.
__________________
“Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” - Will Durant

Last edited by Ash Ketchum; 02-14-10 at 07:49 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-10, 06:10 PM   #24
james2025a
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
james2025a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,978
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by terrible chong View Post
The King of Comedy is a great film

Scorsese has said it has some of his favorite work with DeNiro
Just watched it again today and it is certainly one of the best from these guys. Sandra Bernhard is not great, but De Niro is amazing in this. The scenes where he is imagining himself talking to Jerry with his mother shouting down to him always cracks me up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-10, 06:26 PM   #25
NORML54601
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 14,967
Re: Best and Worst films from longterm Director/Actor collaborations

Quote:
Originally Posted by terrible chong View Post
The King of Comedy is a great film
Agreed.
__________________
I'm not addicted to cocaine, I just like the smell of it - Richard Pryor
I'm a creationist, I believe man created God. - Seen on a bumper sticker
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 PM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.