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FRwL 08-02-10 07:05 PM

Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Battle commence. both kicked 50s tail.

I will go for Kurosawa even though i love Vertigo, Psycho but need to really see Strangers on a Train.
solely for SS and Throne of Blood.

Supermallet 08-02-10 07:06 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Kurosawa wins this one, despite Vertigo being one of the best films of all time. Kurosawa has three (Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Ran), and then add Yojimbo and he takes it. Kurosawa was far more versatile in general.

JumpCutz 08-02-10 07:07 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Hitchcock by a hair.

Sessa17 08-02-10 07:10 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Damn, this is the toughest pairing by far. I couldn't live without either creator's films. But I have to go with Kurosawa. Not even counting the Samurai stuff, High & Low + the Bad Sleep Well, his take on noir just put him over the top.

Supermallet 08-02-10 07:11 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Oh, and Kurosawa got the best performances out of one of my two choices for best actor of all time, Toshiro Mifune (my other choice would be Klaus Kinski). Hitchcock had to make due with Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. ;)

zombeaner 08-02-10 07:40 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Gotta go with Hitch. Supremely watchable films with spectacular style.

JumpCutz 08-02-10 08:16 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Gotta go with Cockman here.

Solid Snake 08-02-10 08:56 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10300751)
Kurosawa wins this one, despite Vertigo being one of the best films of all time. Kurosawa has three (Rashomon, Seven Samurai and Ran), and then add Yojimbo and he takes it. Kurosawa was far more versatile in general.

That's what makes him win in my eyes. He's my fav classic director and I am somewhat sad that I never properly lived under his breath of films. I was born too late but also wonderfully learning and growing in the now.

AK for me. If it had to be one film...

Seven Samurai

Rashoman
Hidden Fortress
Throne of Blood
etc
etc.

Even his early post war work you could tell he was just getting better and better. One of my fav directors to see an evolution in his work for sure.

Quake1028 08-02-10 09:19 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Fuck you :). My two favorite directors ever. Cannot choose, no way.

Hokeyboy 08-02-10 09:25 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
YOU BASTARD!!!

Kurosawa is the Imperial Master of Cinema. Hitchcock is the King of Suspense. I'm going with AK but I'm sad I couldn't vote for Hitch. :(

FRwL 08-02-10 09:37 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
Why don't you two come into my hotel...

inri222 08-02-10 10:47 PM

Re: Hitchcock or Kurosawa
 
This is a tough one but I have to go with Kurosawa.


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