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JumpCutz 08-02-10 01:00 AM

Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Two of the giants in the industry...

Well?

RocShemp 08-02-10 01:01 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
What? No poll? :p

Boba Fett 08-02-10 01:07 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Scorsese is the better filmmaker, Spielberg's movies are much more fun.

Cardsfan111 08-02-10 01:07 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
I'll go Spielberg since he's been involved with so many personal favorites...Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Back to the Future.

Eva Kaine 08-02-10 01:08 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Boba Fett (Post 10299172)
Scorsese is the better filmmaker, Spielberg's movies are much more fun.


What a colossal, stupid statement.

Fist of Doom 08-02-10 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299175)
What a colossal, stupid statement.

-ohbfrank-

RocShemp 08-02-10 01:11 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299175)
What a colossal, stupid statement.

Why? You didn't enjoy the fun-loving family adventure that was Munich? ;)

fumanstan 08-02-10 01:18 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299175)
What a colossal, stupid statement.

Aren't you a ray of sunshine?

Eva Kaine 08-02-10 01:19 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom (Post 10299180)
-ohbfrank-


What the fuck are you rolling your eyes for?

Eva Kaine 08-02-10 01:21 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by RocShemp (Post 10299182)
Why? You didn't enjoy the fun-loving family adventure that was Munich? ;)


heh ;)


I was simply reacting to the statement that Spielberg's movies "are much more fun". Therefore, apparently, they aren't as worthwhile.

Travis McClain 08-02-10 01:51 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Not voting, but I'll tell you this: I appreciate that Scorsese is willing to do commentary tracks for his movies. It wouldn't bother me so much that Spielberg doesn't, except for all the boasting he did in his interview for Lawrence of Arabia talking about how exciting it was for him to sit next to Sir David Lean during a private screening of the movie and get a live, one-on-one commentary from Sir David throughout. Don't tell me you've gotten such a once-in-a-lifetime experience and loved it, and can't be bothered to record something for your fans!

RocShemp 08-02-10 02:01 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299189)
heh ;)


I was simply reacting to the statement that Spielberg's movies "are much more fun". Therefore, apparently, they aren't as worthwhile.

S'okay. It's all in good fun. :)

RagingBull80 08-02-10 02:07 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Scorsese.

I love several of Spielberg's films but he did not direct Taxi Driver, Raging Bull or Goodfellas.

Supermallet 08-02-10 02:14 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Both are iconic filmmakers, and both changed the film industry. Spielberg, along with Lucas, helped turn the tide against the personal and complex films being made by people like Scorsese. Scorsese, aside from being a great filmmaker, was instrumental in popularizing the idea of properly archiving and restoring films.

Spielberg, in my mind, is best when he's doing a thriller or an adventure. Jaws, Indiana Jones, Minority Report, Jurassic Park all play to his strengths at manipulating an audience. These techniques usually fall flat when applied to drama, and consequently, a lot of his movies are overrated. Furthermore, his continued use of the long in the tooth John Williams continues to be a weak spot. However, when he's on (such as in the aforementioned films), he's the best at what he does.

Scorsese is a living legend of film. Always busy, always creative, he's made some of the best films of the past 40 years. Even his failures are interesting. Scorsese all the way, without a doubt. Even Spielberg's best film couldn't touch Goodfellas.

JumpCutz 08-02-10 02:17 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by RagingBull80 (Post 10299216)
Scorsese.

I love several of Spielberg's films but he did not direct Taxi Driver, Raging Bull or Goodfellas.

OP here...yeah that about sums it up for me.

Though I would put

Jaws
Munich
CETK
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Schindler's List

on the next rung....followed by:

The King of Comedy
Casino
Duel
Saving Private Ryan
Minority Report


It's a very close match up...but Scorsese wins based on the big three.

Franchot 08-02-10 02:24 AM

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Spielberg has directed many more "crap" films in my opinion. (Hook, Always, 1941, Crystal Skull.) Even his big hits such as Jurassic Park, E.T. Close Encounters suffer from being too "cute" for my tastes.)

I like Scorsese's more gritty style and even his lesser films have portions that I admire.

Supermallet 08-02-10 02:30 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Spielberg's best films:
Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jurassic Park
Minority Report

Second rung:
Temple of Doom
Last Crusade
Catch Me If You Can


Scorsese's best films:
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Goodfellas
The Departed

Second rung:
Mean Streets
After Hours
The Last Waltz
Casino
Shutter Island
The Age of Innocence
King of Comedy

costanza 08-02-10 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299219)
Both are iconic filmmakers, and both changed the film industry. Spielberg, along with Lucas, helped turn the tide against the personal and complex films being made by people like Scorsese. Scorsese, aside from being a great filmmaker, was instrumental in popularizing the idea of properly archiving and restoring films.

Spielberg, in my mind, is best when he's doing a thriller or an adventure. Jaws, Indiana Jones, Minority Report, Jurassic Park all play to his strengths at manipulating an audience. These techniques usually fall flat when applied to drama, and consequently, a lot of his movies are overrated. Furthermore, his continued use of the long in the tooth John Williams continues to be a weak spot. However, when he's on (such as in the aforementioned films), he's the best at what he does.

Scorsese is a living legend of film. Always busy, always creative, he's made some of the best films of the past 40 years. Even his failures are interesting. Scorsese all the way, without a doubt. Even Spielberg's best film couldn't touch Goodfellas.

You talk good. :up:

JumpCutz 08-02-10 02:34 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by costanza (Post 10299234)
You talk good. :up:

You should hear him write. :)

Eva Kaine 08-02-10 03:03 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10299233)
Spielberg's best films:
Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jurassic Park
Minority Report



Obviously you aren't familiar with some of Spielberg's best films. I take it you haven't yet seen ET: the Extra Terresatrial, The Sugarland Express, Close Encountters of the Third Kind, Duel, Empire of the Sun, or AI: Artificial Intelligence.

Supermallet 08-02-10 03:15 AM

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I have unfortunately seen ET, Close Encounters, Empire of the Sun, and AI. I like Sugarland and Duel, but not enough to call them Spielberg's best. I would count ET and Close Encounters among his worst, though.

Fist of Doom 08-02-10 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299263)
You are a fcking idiot.

Nice knowing ya!

JumpCutz 08-02-10 03:25 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 

Originally Posted by Eva Kaine (Post 10299263)
You are a fcking idiot.


Whoa. Not cool. Personal attacks like that will get you banned.

Supermallet 08-02-10 03:27 AM

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Mod Note: Eva, I know you are new here, but before you signed up you had to agree to our terms and conditions, which includes no personal attacks. Further, you may want to learn the structure of the site, as while personal attacks are not allowed against anyone, it is especially poor form to level them against moderators.

Yeti4623 08-02-10 04:57 AM

Re: Spielberg or Scorsese?
 
Scorsese a better director, but Spielberg makes better movies.


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