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Old 08-03-09, 04:35 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
...I'd like to hear your explanation of these 4....I'm not flaming you..but...it's a rather fucking odd thing to put up in a fav directors list..
Roland Emmerich
Robert Zemeckis
Michael Bay
M. Night Shyamalan


Can't comment on the others but since I had Zemeckis on my list as well, I'll comment on that one.

The guy has always been a groundbreaking director. Roger Rabbit, Gump, Polar Express, Beowulf. Love him or hate him, gotta admire the innovation. And some exceptionally cool shots (a few in Contact come to mind) to boot. And what a range. Roger Rabbit, Back To The Future, Gump, Contact, What Lies Beneath, Polar Express. Very different films with very different feels.

Always like his movies.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

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4. Frank Miller - The Spirit ('08)
wow...I wish I could appreciate this movie too, but I just hope Frank Miller never directs ever again.
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Originally Posted by DarbyD53 View Post
LOL...27 and 1/2


Nahh, that's the benefit of the medium - there's something for everyone. I own or have thoroughly enjoyed quite a few films from Bay, Emmerich (except Godzilla *shudders*) and the like. Just like to get a reference with the take some times.

Just curious ...which era of Jackson films did you like more - his early Aussie stuff or LOTR/King Kong?

edit to add:

If you get a kick out of Bay here's what is probably the funniest review (of a movie I've ever read) of Transformers 2

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The first Jackson filmed I watched was LOTR: FOTR. Now as much as I loved Independence Day, Fellowship might have been the first movie I watched that, it's hard to explain it was the first movie I watched that when it was over the first thing I thought about how how it was filmed and how everything was played out, edited, the visions he gave us of the land was just amazing. I have never read any of the books but I feel as if he did the best job he could doing the books justice.

Now on Bay I love all the jokes about him, because most of them are more truth than jokes but it's hard not to get lost in a mindless summertime movie. He over does stuff (explosions and stupid humor) but when you expect it, it doens't bother me as bad. Not like X-Men 3 bothered me. I went into Tranformers 2 knowing what to expect and got it. I went into X3 expecting more of X2 and got nothing.

I'll check out the review
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

What? No Jim Jarmusch anywhere!!!!! #1 here.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

Only those currently working:
  1. Bela Tarr
  2. Aki Kaurismaki
  3. Wong Kar-Wai
  4. Abbas Kiarostami
  5. Michael Haneke
  6. Jim Jarmusch
  7. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  8. Claude Chabrol
  9. Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  10. Jacques Rivette
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5. Steven Soderbergh - Eastern Promises ('07)
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The first Jackson filmed I watched was LOTR: FOTR...
You might want to avoid his earlier works then ....
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You might want to avoid his earlier works then ....
The Frightners was good, and I'm watching Heavenly Creatures, and it's shit. It's so fucking retarded.

All the Lord of the Rings are great, and King Kong's damn good also.
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I'm watching Heavenly Creatures, and it's shit. It's so fucking retarded.
You've got to be kidding.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

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The Frightners was good, and I'm watching Heavenly Creatures, and it's shit. It's so fucking retarded.

All the Lord of the Rings are great, and King Kong's damn good also.
Do you like any films that are not fantastical in nature?
Or are you the kind of person who thinks they should remake Umberto D. with a talking CGI dog? (or do you not even get that reference?)
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What? No Jim Jarmusch anywhere!!!!! #1 here.
He made my my list! I listed my top 12 because it was impossible to narrow it down. Jarmusch is always doing interesting work. Excellent director.
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The Coen Brothers - my favorites for decades now
Quentin Tarantino
David Cronenberg
Peter Jackson
P T Anderson
Werner Herzog - pound for pound the best artist in contemporary film
Martin Scorsese
David Lynch
Steven Spielberg - I've had my problems along the years with Mr. Spielberg, but he is still the most talented filmmaker living IMO
Kathryn Bigelow - not bandwagoning bacause of The Hurt Locker - I've always been a fan

I may not like all of their films, but these are directors that I always look forward to seeing.

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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

david lynch
alfred hitchcock
woody allen
stanley kubrick
martin scorsese
david cronenberg
david gordon green
wes anderson
paul thomas anderson
billy wilder
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

Originally Posted by Blu Man View Post
The Frightners was good, and I'm watching Heavenly Creatures, and it's shit. It's so fucking retarded.

All the Lord of the Rings are great, and King Kong's damn good also.
The context of my response was geared towards the difference between Peter Jackson's eras of film making. Considering DarbyD's tastes he may want to avoid Bad Taste and Brain Dead ...which are my two favorites of his. Totally agree on LOTR and I like the King Kong remake. All are very technically proficient well shot films.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

This is in no order and just off the top of my head:

Werner Herzog
Takashi Miike
Woody Allen
Terry Gilliam
David Lynch
David Cronenberg
Christopher Nolan
Quentin Tarantino
Coen Bros.
James Cameron

I can list a million other directors that I love, though, so this is in no way definitive.
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Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors

Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Ridley Scott
Robert Zemeckis
Wong Kar Wai
Quentin Tarantino
John Woo (Pre - Payback)
Danny Boyle
David Lean
Clint Eastwood

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