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View Poll Results: Whose work do you prefer?
Oliver Stone 20 71.43%
Spike Lee 8 28.57%
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Old 08-02-10, 06:59 PM   #1
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Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

Two of the most polarizing contemporary directors...


Who is your choice?
 
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

Stone for his movies exploring the 60s era.
 
Old 08-02-10, 07:39 PM   #3
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

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.
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

Stone; I loved his takes on the various presidencies with JFK, Nixon, and W.
 
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

Spike Lee. While I don't always agree with his opinions, his films are some of my all-time favorites.
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

For me, it comes down to Do The Right Things vs. JFK, and JFK wins.
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

25th Hour vs Platoon + Wall Street

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Old 08-02-10, 08:22 PM   #8
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

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.
 
Old 08-02-10, 08:29 PM   #9
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

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.
 
Old 08-02-10, 08:47 PM   #10
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

Stone gets my vote all the way.
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Re: Oliver Stone or Spike Lee?

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.
 
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