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Old 02-27-03, 01:06 AM
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people who have done no wrong (movie-wise)

i was wondering if anyone (directors, actors, producers, writers, grips, etc.) can name someone who has commited no sin against film? i think the three hornby novels went to the screen very well, but do not think he penned scripts. as for others i think kubrick could be held up in this light as none of his films were all too unpleasing to me (2001 is probably as bad as it got imo) and some of them were amazing.
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Old 02-27-03, 01:20 AM
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Sorry for the tangent, but was there a third Hornby novel that was made into a movie (assuming you mean Nick Hornby)? About a Boy, High Fidelity and ...?

Answered my own question...Fever Pitch was made into a movie, and is being made into another it appears.

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Old 02-27-03, 01:33 AM
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It's hard for me to find a serious problem with anything John Sayles has ever done. Even his scripts for rotten Corman films were better than average (for the genre).
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Coen brothers have not had a bad film in my opinion, although I am sure some will disagree(Hudsucker Proxy being one that some dont like)

I have to say though that Kubrick did not do well with Barry Lyndon...good god that was boring

John Sayles is good from what I have seen...could be viewed as a tad slow by most of the viewing world, but I thought they were all good.
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Old 02-27-03, 01:59 AM
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Daniel Day Lewis? I remember a thread here before and most people said he hasn't done bad stuff
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Old 02-27-03, 02:21 AM
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I would agree with that...

and I would also have to add Phillip Seymour Hoffman...or at least he never does a bad job...although I have stricken his performance in Twister from my memory...but with so many great roles, one bad one shouldnt spoil the bunch.
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Old 02-27-03, 06:47 AM
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I'm sure someone will prove me wrong but I'm always pleased with all the work JOHNNY DEPP has done. He always picks interesting projects...FEAR and LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, BLOW, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, CHOCOLAT...I'm sure there's some horrible stuff I just haven't ever seen

I like most stuff Ed Norton and Brad Pitt do as well.

As for directors..I'll agree with Stanley Kubrick.
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Old 02-27-03, 07:13 AM
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Old 02-27-03, 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by Buck Turgidson
It's hard for me to find a serious problem with anything John Sayles has ever done. Even his scripts for rotten Corman films were better than average (for the genre).
Agree completely. I wish Sayles received more recognition; he certainly deserves it.
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Old 02-27-03, 10:01 AM
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i'm liking wes anderson so far...
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Old 02-27-03, 10:21 AM
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No question, the winner hands down was a great actor that died too young, John Cazale. He did exactly five films: THE GODFATHER, GODFATHER II, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, THE CONVERSATION and THE DEER HUNTER.

He died of bone cancer in 1978, but what a great but brief career. Every one of his films was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, and he held his own with some of the greatest actors of all time -- Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, the names go on and on.
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Originally posted by Mr. Self Destruct
I'm sure someone will prove me wrong but I'm always pleased with all the work JOHNNY DEPP has done. He always picks interesting projects...FEAR and LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, BLOW, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, SLEEPY HOLLOW, CHOCOLAT...I'm sure there's some horrible stuff I just haven't ever seen
Ever heard of "21 Jump Street?"

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Yes, even though there were some wonky parts to "Mars Attacks" and even though "Planet of the Apes" suffered from budget constraints - I'd be hard-pressed to find much that Tim Burton's done to desecrate the medium of film.
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Old 02-27-03, 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by ween
and I would also have to add Phillip Seymour Hoffman...or at least he never does a bad job...although I have stricken his performance in Twister from my memory...but with so many great roles, one bad one shouldnt spoil the bunch.
Umm... can you say Flawless? What a turd film that was!

I'd agree with Wes Anderson.

How about Spike Jonze so far?
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Ever heard of "21 Jump Street?"

hey... I liked "21 Jump Street"... Peter DeLuise .... mmm
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Terry Gilliam has never made a bad film
Having read "The Battle of Brazil", just listened to the audio commentary on the Criterion laserdisc of "Baron Munchausen" and just seen "Lost in La Mancha" he seems to suffer alot for his art.
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i LOVED 21 jump street. too bad the fan base is son microscopic i can't ever hope for it on dvd. haven't seen barry lyndon, so as far as what i have seen kubrick is still good. and i may just pass on it to keep things that way. as for writers/directors, wes anderson is getting a nod from me as well. excellence.
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Originally posted by Mr. Self Destruct
I'm sure someone will prove me wrong but I'm always pleased with all the work JOHNNY DEPP has done. .
Oddly enough, Depp was the first name that popped into my head when I saw the thread title. Even in a bad film like Don Juan De Marco he was quite good.

Others I hold near and dear:
Terry Gilliam
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