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Really pretentious directors?

This is more in fun, not bashing. In your opinion, what are are some really pretentious directors? One that comes to mind as of now, is Cameron Crowe. I've listened to a few of his DVD commentaries, and most of what he says, and how he says it, is hilariously calculated.
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I think Crowe's commentary with John Cusack and Ione Skye for "Say Anything..." is one of the better ones out there, but I get what you're saying. He really gets into it. He is a writer after all.

I think John Carpenter has become kinda pretentious.
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Although I love him for his style I must say Wes Anderson.
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Damn it, you beat me. He is the obvious answer. And should be #1 on this poll.
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George A. Romero.

This guy places waaaaaay too much value on his ability to interject social commentary into his movies. He acts like he invented the entire concept.

I love the original 'Dead' trilogy, but I love those films in spite of the supposed "social commentary", not because of it.
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David Lynch all the way, although in general I am a big fan of his films.
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Yep, Uwe Boll. He is a pretentious hack. Or at least that's what he thinks of himself.
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every good director? i mean seriously name one good director who isn't pretentious.
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I might get shot for this, but Jean-Luc Godard.
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I forgot George Lucas
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George Lucas never struck me as pretentious. A blowhard maybe.

As for directors, I'd go with Julie Taymor (although I did enjoy Titus).
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Baz Luhrmann is the first name that came to mind.
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Alejandro González Iñárritu strikes me as a bit pretentious. Amores Perros is great. As is 21 Grams. I like Babel just fine, but it feels like he's making the same movies over and over again with each one somehow aspiring to be a masterpiece. Maybe it's because his pals Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo Del Toro don't seem to mind making more commercial or simpler movies every so often.
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Harmony Korine

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Any director who explains a commercial or critical flop by saying people didn't "get it." Sure, they may occasionally be right, like Verhoeven with Starship Troopers, but usually they're full of it -- Boll with Postal, Stone with Alexander; I think McG or Michael Bay did it once.
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What could McG possibly have said that about? Charlie's Angels 2?
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Spike Lee
Sam Raimi (wear a f*cking t-shirt to the set, you look stupid!)
Gus Van Sant
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Sam Raimi has always seemed pretty down to earth to me.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
Sam Raimi has always seemed pretty down to earth to me.
Danny Elfman sure doesn't think so!
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Harmony Korine

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This is what I came in to post. I can't stand him.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Danny Elfman sure doesn't think so!
True enough. I still think of Raimi in Evil Dead 2 terms, not Spider-Man 3.

Edit: Then again, I wouldn't call what Raimi did to Elfman pretentious, just obnoxious.

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