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Old 03-24-20, 07:48 PM
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Who was the perfect director for a film they made?

I guess what Iím asking is, who could only direct a certain movie you either love or hated.

I look at MCU films and the ones the Russo Broís. directed are among the best in series, especially last 2 Avengers. I donít think anyone else could do those so well. I know many more fit the bill, but they have a style that makes their particular films better and imo highly rewatchable. And they really werenít anyone till Winter Soldier.

I know Spielberg films will be up there, but who else could have only made certain films?
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Re: Who was the perfect director for a film they made?

Every film David Lynch and Werner Herzog ever made.
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Guy Ritchie for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as well as Snatch.
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Guy Ritchie for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as well as Snatch.
Basically any writer/director.
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No, Ritchie built his own style with those movies. I can't see a lot of director's being able to put the touches Ritchie did.

Wes Anderson movies are solely his. No other director does that style.
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Re: Who was the perfect director for a film they made?

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No, Ritchie built his own style with those movies. I can't see a lot of director's being able to put the touches Ritchie did.

Wes Anderson movies are solely his. No other director does that style.
Agreed. Ridiculous to state otherwise, especially considering that he also wrote them.

*edit* and re-reading it, I think we both misunderstood what Dex was saying.

I believe he's stating that anyone that writes and directs a film could fall under this category.
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Ah, misread as well. So I guess the opposite of this thread would be "who was the wrong director for material he/she wrote and directed?" I'll go with Stephen King and Maximum Overdrive.
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Agreed. Ridiculous to state otherwise, especially considering that he also wrote them.

*edit* and re-reading it, I think we both misunderstood what Dex was saying.

I believe he's stating that anyone that writes and directs a film could fall under this category.
Correct.
Tarantino
PTA
Coens
etc.
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A lot of documentaries come to mind. Like Terry Zwigoff's long friendship with Robert Crumb meant that only he could have been able to make Crumb.
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David Lynch - Blue Velvet
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Originally Posted by E Unit View Post
Wes Anderson movies are solely his. No other director does that style.
First director that came to mind. You can look at a single frame and know it's a Wes Anderson movie.
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Correct.
Tarantino
PTA
Coens
etc.
A part of me thinks PTA and Nolan could swap scripts and shoot films that come out very similar.
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Re: Who was the perfect director for a film they made?

To keep the thread somewhat interesting and not just listing all unique directorís filmographies Iíll say:

Pulp Fiction - Tarantino

Blackkklansman - Spike Lee


those are the first two that popped into my head.
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David Fincher - SE7EN
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Another vote for Lynch. I can't imagine Eraserhead coming out of anyone else's brain.
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To keep the thread somewhat interesting and not just listing all unique directorís filmographies Iíll say:

Pulp Fiction - Tarantino

Blackkklansman - Spike Lee


those are the first two that popped into my head.
Although when I watched Pulp Fiction, I noticed he used a lot of Woody Allen shots, like characters talking with the camera down the hall. Thatís an Allen signature shot.
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Nolan's The Prestige. If you didn't know, a lot of the magic metaphors playing out in the movie represent his personal philosophy on filmmaking.
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Although when I watched Pulp Fiction, I noticed he used a lot of Woody Allen shots, like characters talking with the camera down the hall. Thatís an Allen signature shot.

In addition to Scorsese and John Carpenter. QT loves Assault on Precinct 13 due to its deliberate pace and cinematography, etc.
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Re: Who was the perfect director for a film they made?

I feel like this question should really only apply in certain cases. I mean films that were written and directed by the same person are going to be the perfect film for that director because itís their idea and theyíre seeing it through.

The question would make more sense in situations where itís a director hired for a job or tasked with a film and did an exceptionally good job.
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Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad the Ugly. Arguably the best of the trilogy and up there with greatest of spaghetti westerns. He is utterly unique and all his westerns have certain style that no one else could replicate. of course he didn’t do much, but it seems that every one is a classic. That’s rare.
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Perfect.
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Although when I watched Pulp Fiction, I noticed he used a lot of Woody Allen shots, like characters talking with the camera down the hall. Thatís an Allen signature shot.
Hmmm, now you've got me thinking of Pulp Fiction directed by Woody Allen. So far a lot of it is working.
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I look at MCU films and the ones the Russo Broís. directed are among the best in series, especially last 2 Avengers. I donít think anyone else could do those so well. I know many more fit the bill, but they have a style that makes their particular films better and imo highly rewatchable. And they really werenít anyone till Winter Soldier.
What exactly is the Russos' style? I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm genuinely curious what stands out to you with regard to their direction? I can't say I've spent time studying their films particularly closely, but it seems to me the thing that made the Russos perfect for those movies was their experience in TV and a willingness to do whatever Feige wanted them to do.
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