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08-02-10, 07:59 PM
Two of the most polarizing contemporary directors...

Who is your choice?

08-02-10, 08:14 PM
Stone for his movies exploring the 60s era.

08-02-10, 08:39 PM
Tough call, but Spike Lee has a film in my all time top 5 with "Do the Right Thing" and I can't even think of an Oliver Stone film for a top 10.

08-02-10, 08:44 PM
Stone; I loved his takes on the various presidencies with JFK, Nixon, and W.

Dean Kousoulas
08-02-10, 09:04 PM
Spike Lee. While I don't always agree with his opinions, his films are some of my all-time favorites.

08-02-10, 09:12 PM
For me, it comes down to Do The Right Things vs. JFK, and JFK wins.

08-02-10, 09:17 PM
25th Hour vs Platoon + Wall Street


08-02-10, 09:22 PM
JFK is in my top 10 of all-time. I really love his vietnam trilogy, Talk Radio, Salvador and Nixon.

My favorite Lee films are Do The Right Thing, 25th Hour and Clockers.

Stone gets the nod.

08-02-10, 09:29 PM
Stone's stretch from 1986 through 1997 is one of the strongest runs by a director ever:

Salvador (1986), Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Talk Radio (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Doors (1991), JFK (1991), Heaven & Earth (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Nixon (1995), U Turn (1997)

11 consecutive well made, impressive movies in a 12 year stretch. Robert Richardson was a major factor as well.

08-02-10, 09:47 PM
Stone gets my vote all the way.

Joe Buck
08-02-10, 10:45 PM
I like "Do Tha Right Thing" more than any of Stones films, but I like more of Stone's films than Spike's, so I'll vote for Stone.

08-02-10, 11:37 PM

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