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Daytripper 07-31-09 05:05 PM

Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Name your top 10 favorite directors working today. Mine:

1) Ridley Scott
2) Tim Burton
3) Pedro Almodovar
4) Guillermo del Toro
5) Sam Raimi
6) Bryan Singer
7) Coen Brothers <===Edit: Spelled Coen wrong
8) David Fincher
9) Martin Scorcese
10) Ang Lee

Runners up: Alexander Payne and Guy Ritchie

jmu878 07-31-09 05:27 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
1. Marty Scorsese
2. Q. Tarantino
3. Coen Brothers
4. Chris Nolan
5. David Fincher
6. Speilberg
7. Capolla
8. Michael Mann
9. Ridley Scott
10. Wes Anderson

dom56 07-31-09 05:35 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
In no order.

1) Guillermo del Toro
2) Zack Snyder
3) Ridley Scott
4) Hayao Miyazaki
5) Steven Speilberg
6) Jon Favreau
7) Quentin Tarantino
8) Chris Nolan
9) Tim Burton
10) Brad Bird

OldBoy 07-31-09 05:36 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
not in order:

Scorcese
Park Chan-wook
P. Jackson
James Cameron
Spielberg
Tarantino
Coppola
Fincher
Nolan
Luc Besson

Daytripper 07-31-09 05:44 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
[QUOTE=scott1598;9612598]http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...directors.html

That thread is living and dead. I wanted to focus on living.

notkevinbacon 07-31-09 05:54 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
In no particular order

PT Anderson
Cohen Brothers
David Fincher
Sam Raimi
Rian Johnson
Peter Jackson
Guillermo Del Toro
Clint Eastwood
Quentin Tarantino
Werner Herzog

Hokeyboy 07-31-09 06:03 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Living directors?

Coen Bros.
Quentin Tarantino
Pedro Almodovar
Chan Wook-Park
Martin Scorsese
Christopher Nolan
John Lasseter
Wong Kar-Wai
David Lynch
Terry Gilliam

In no order, and this list will change in probably 30 seconds.

Ash Ketchum 07-31-09 06:10 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Living directors? That cuts it down quite a bit. Let's see:

Hayao Miyazaki
John Woo
Walter Hill
Quentin Tarantino
Satoshi Kon
Mamoru Oshii
Rintaro
Tsui Hark
Yuen Wo Ping
Lau Kar Leung

15 years ago, I would have put down Scorsese, Oliver Stone, and Spike Lee. But the train done left the station on those cats long ago. I'm shaky on Woo and Hill since neither has done anything worthwhile in a long time, but I had to put some "Hollywood" directors on the list, didn't I? Aside from Tarantino, who's getting shakier and shakier with each new release, too.

In fact, none of these cats has made a decent film in the last five years and most haven't made one in the last 10-to-15 years!

But I can't put the director of PUNISHER WAR ZONE down because she's only made one film that I've seen. You gotta do more than that to get on a favorite directors list.

Favorite non-living directors (although their films will always live on), just to keep it real:

John Ford
Orson Welles
Akira Kurosawa
Yasujiro Ozu
Chang Cheh
Ishiro Honda
Robert Aldrich
Sam Peckinpah
Sergio Leone
Anthony Mann

woody5254 07-31-09 06:12 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Clint Eastwood
Martin Scorsese
Christopher Nolan
David Fincher
Ridley Scott
Coen Brothers
Edward Zwick
Steven Spielberg
John Carpenter
Oliver Stone

In no order

If it was all-time directors I would have to include: Hitchcock, Welles, Huston, Leone, Kurosawa, and Ford and knock six of the above off my list.

Blu Man 07-31-09 06:12 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
No order.

Steven Spielburg
Tim Burton
James Cameron
Peter Jackson
Christopher Nolan
Henry Selick
John Lasseter
David Fincher
Hayao Miyazaki
Ridley Scott

No list is complete without Spielburg, Cameron, Jackson and Nolan.

islandclaws 07-31-09 06:18 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
John Carpenter
David Lynch
David Cronenberg
Steven Spielberg
Quentin Tarantino
Guillermo del Toro
Coen Bros.
Martin Scorsese
Zack Snyder
P.T. Anderson

toddly6666 07-31-09 06:32 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Hayao Miyazaki
Emir Kusturica
Terry Gilliam
Ridley Scott
Steven Speilberg
Darren Aaronofsky
Sam Raimi
Julio Medem
Paul Verhoven

Sanjuro37 07-31-09 06:37 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
No order

Martin Scorsese
Darren Aronofsky
Hayao Miyazaki
Brad Bird
David Lynch
Coen Brothers
Paul Thomas Anderson
Guillermo Del Toro
Michael Mann
Werner Herzog

Aegean2007 07-31-09 07:20 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
My 10 favorite living directors, with the added rule that they must have made at least one film that I have loved since 2000:

1. Paul Thomas Anderson
2. Joel and Ethan Coen
3. Alfonso Cuarón
4. Hayao Miyazaki
5. David Fincher
6. Wong Kar-wai
7. Darren Aronofsky
8. Spike Jonze
9. Edgar Wright
10. Brad Bird

Mondo Kane 07-31-09 07:35 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Working today:

Takashi Miike
Quentin Tarantino
Craig Brewer
Toshiaki Toyoda
Edgar Wright
Gaspar Noé
Paul Thomas Anderson
Joe Carnahan
Johnnie To
Alejandro González Iñárritu

neale 07-31-09 08:32 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Not necessarily in any order:

Robert Zemeckis
Clint Eastwood
Ridley Scott
Christopher Nolan
Steven Spielberg
Cameron Crowe
Spike Jonze
Martin Campbell
James Cameron
Peter Jackson

visitor Q 07-31-09 08:41 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
David Cronenberg
James Cameron
Riddley Scott
Kim Ki-duk
Bong Joon-ho
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Mamoru Oshii
Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Takeshi Kitano
Yoji Yamada

hm

Steven Spielberg
Walter Hill
Bob Clark
Coen Brothers
Shinichiro Watanabe
Satoshi Kon
Miike Takashi
Seijun Suzuki
Park Chan-wook
Kim Ji-woon
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Hayao Miyazaki
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Mountain Biker 07-31-09 09:21 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
John Carpenter
Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
John Hughes
Sergio Leone
Richard Donner
Walter Hill
David Cronenberg
Clint Eastwoood
Robert Zemeckis

tommyp007 07-31-09 09:26 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
No Order....

Spike Lee
Michael Mann
Steven Spielberg
David Fincher
Woody Allen
Marty Scorsese
Clint Eastwood
Quintin Tarantino
Ridley Scott
Kevin Smith

Solid Snake 07-31-09 09:36 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
I love these threads...really cool to see what we all like but anywhooo:
(In no order)

Akira Kurosawa
Quentin Tarantino
Clint Eastwood
Martin Scorsese
David Fincher
Christopher Nolan
Sam Raimi
Guillermo Del Toro
Terry Gilliam
Robert Rodriguez

hasslein 07-31-09 09:38 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Clint Eastwood
Sam Raimi
Todd Field
Oliver Stone
William Friedkin
John Carpenter
Walter Hill
George Miller
Ridley Scott
Franc Roddam

cactusoly 07-31-09 10:04 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
1) Steven Spielberg
2) Richard Donner
3) Sam Raimi
4) John Carpenter
5) Francias Ford Copola
6) Martin Scorsece
7) Ridley Scott
8) Quentin Tarentino
9) Robert Rodrigez
10) George Romero

dino88 07-31-09 10:25 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
Clint Eastwood
Darren Aronofsky
Terry Gilliam
Christopher Guest
Martin Scorsese
Lars Von Trier

Runner's Up:
Terrence Malick and Takashi Miike

hardercore 07-31-09 10:33 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Stanley Kubrick
Brad Bird
Martin Scorsese
Paul Thomas Anderson
Todd Field
Christopher Nolan
Alfonso Cuaron
Paul Greengrass
Hayao Miyazaki
Steven Soderbergh

substitute Speilberg for Kubrick if we're strictly talking those working today.

AnonomusBob15 07-31-09 11:10 PM

Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Directors
 
Paul Thomas Anderson
David Lynch
James Cameron
Michael Mann
Todd Field, only two but.....
James L. Brooks
Martin Scorcese
Steven Speilberg
David Fincher
Eastwood


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