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Old 06-06-19, 07:10 AM
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Re: Most diverse director?

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Absolutely. Not every one of Scottís is a classic like Alien, but heís done some pretty good diverse stuff. Hell, even the ones heís gotten poor acclaim on like The Good Year and White Squall l love revisiting every once in a while. Not mediocre in the least.
White Squall is truly great. Bridges is amazing, along with youngish cast. Love that one.
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Old 06-06-19, 07:52 AM
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So to name a director more respected, I'll go with Billy Wilder who did everything from noir, to light comedies, to romance, to gothic horror.
Which reminds me of John Ford. Heís mostly known for his John Wayne Westerns but he also directed:

How Green was my Valley (Family Drama)
The Quiet Man (Romantic Comedy)
The Grapes of Wrath (Historical Drama)
The Informer (Crime Drama)

Oh, and he won the Best Director Academy Award for each of those!
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Re: Most diverse director?

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Might get flamed for this but, Brett Ratner - Rush Hour, Family Man, X-Men: Last Stand, Red Dragon
But there's no diversity there; all his movies are total shit.
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Damn you ... while I'll typing out this long response you beat me to the punch with a single name post
You did it better
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Re: Most diverse director?

Robert Altman

Gosford Park (mystery)
The Gingerbread Man (legal thriller)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (western)
Images (psychological horror)
3 Women (surrealism)
MASH (war)
Quintet (post-apocalyptic sci-fi)
Vincent & Theo (biopic)
Nashville (musical)
The Player (black comedy)
The Long Goodbye (noir)
OC & Stiggs (teen comedy)
Short Cuts (intersecting multiple stories)
A Perfect Couple (rom-com)
Brewster McCloud (fantasy)
California Split (buddy film)
Streamers (play adaptation)
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Re: Most diverse director?

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But there's no diversity there; all his movies are total shit.
I rather enjoyed Family Man and Red Dragon.
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Old 06-06-19, 10:18 AM
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Re: Most diverse director?

Both Wilder and Altman may have tackled different genres, but they were auteurs. There is a distinct similarity amidst their output.

How about Ron Howard. Lots of different genres and not really any kind of distinct personal vision.
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Howard Hawks
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Howard Hawks should likely be credited as the first:

Scarface
Bringing Up Baby
Rio Bravo
The Thing
Sergeant York
The Big Sleep
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Old 06-06-19, 12:20 PM
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Re: Most diverse director?

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It's all subjective.

Alien, Blade Runner and The Duellists are his best films. Everything else doesn't even come close.

Prometheus, Covenant, Exodus, Robin Hood, 1492, White Squall, A Good Year, Hannibal, Body of Lies are a joke IMO.
I believe Ridley Scott doesn't give two shits about whether a script is good or not. That, or he canít tell the difference between a good script and a bad script. Itís a flip of the coin whether or not his name on a movie will be any good. I guess thatís kinda fun at this point.
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I rather enjoyed Family Man and Red Dragon.
Statistically speaking, someone had to
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I believe Ridley Scott doesn't give two shits about whether a script is good or not. That, or he canít tell the difference between a good script and a bad script. Itís a flip of the coin whether or not his name on a movie will be any good. I guess thatís kinda fun at this point.
Denis Villeneuve had him leave the set of BR2049 (in a nice way) while he was directing Harrison Ford, for breathing down his neck.
RS also criticized the film for bombing at the box office because it was "long and slow" and said that he would have trimmed it by half an hour.
I liked that film and I'm glad he did not direct it. I think he's lost it.

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Gordon Douglas (1907-1993) directed 69 features and 25 shorts in a directorial career that spanned 1935 to 1977.
He directed:
Our Gang shorts
Lowbrow comedies (the Gildersleeve series)
a Dick Tracy movie
a Zombie comedy (ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY)
mysteries (THE FALCON IN HOLLYWOOD)
musicals (tons of them, including ROBIN AND THE SEVEN HOODS)
westerns (tons of them, including a remake of STAGECOACH)
police thrillers (e.g. BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAWN)
film noir: KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE, with James Cagney
anti-communist films: I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI
biopics (SO THIS IS LOVE, THE MCCONNELL STORY)
war movies (FIRST YANK INTO TOKYO)
a sci-fi classic (THEM!)
an Elvis movie (FOLLOW THAT DREAM, one of his best)
Jerry Lewis (WAY, WAY OUT)
secret agent (IN LIKE FLINT)
blaxploitation (SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP-OFF)
melodramas (THE SINS OF RACHEL CADE, CLAUDELLE INGLISH)
historical adventures (THE BLACK ARROW, THE IRON MISTRESS)
swashbucklers (FORTUNES OF CAPTAIN BLOOD, ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST)
3-D (THE CHARGE AT FEATHER RIVER)

He was under contract at times to RKO, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. and other studios.

A surprising number of these films are quite good.

He directed the following performers in movies: Our Gang, Laurel & Hardy, Bela Lugosi, Eddie Cantor, James Cagney, Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, Alan Ladd, Liberace, Bing Crosby, James Coburn, Roger Moore, Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Lee Van Cleef, Burt Reynolds, Sidney Poitier, Jim Brown, Gene Kelly and Evel Knievel, among many others.
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Old 06-06-19, 04:13 PM
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Re: Most diverse director?

Woody Allen has made films about upscale New Yorkers who live in BOTH Central Park East and Central Park West.
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I'll throw out Takashi Miike.
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Old 06-06-19, 05:32 PM
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Re: Most diverse director?

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Woody Allen has made films about upscale New Yorkers who live in BOTH Central Park East and Central Park West.
Donít forget heís also made movies about upscale New Yorkers living in the past.
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Re: Most diverse director?

now, that i hold in hand (Veronica Guerin, great movie btw), i'll go with Joel Schumacher. he's qirky and has done many different things in genres and styles. Phone Booth, aforementioned VG, pretty much killed the older Batman franchise, Tigerland (one of my all-time favs), 8MM, A Time to Kill (another Grisham adaptation i love), Falling fucking Down! Flatliners, The Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire. Damn! He's done some pretty diverse and good stuff...
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Re: Most diverse director?

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Woody Allen has made films about upscale New Yorkers who live in BOTH Central Park East and Central Park West.
You joke, but Woody Allen directing Interiors has to be one of the biggest & least expected change of directions in motion picture history.
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Paul Schrader
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Michael Bay
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Michael Bay
He might be one of the least diverse. His feature film career consists mostly of big loud action movies, and about a third of those are the Transformers franchise.
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He might be one of the least diverse. His feature film career consists mostly of big loud action movies, and about a third of those are the Transformers franchise.
Címon. Heís totally diverse! Sometimes the 360įcamera spins clockwise and sometimes it spins counter clockwise!
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He might be one of the least diverse. His feature film career consists mostly of big loud action movies, and about a third of those are the Transformers franchise.
oh.
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Danny Boyle is all over the place content wise.
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