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Old 05-03-20, 09:04 PM
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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And yet Scorsese says itís DeNiroís best performance.
and he has no bias towards De Niro. A lot thought otherwise...
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Dude you called Shutter Island a masterpiece, lets be real here.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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and he has no bias towards De Niro. A lot thought otherwise...
And they were wrong. And you can look at Rotten Tomatoes and see how many rate it highly now and say it was before it’s time.

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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Well, it’s really a matter of opinion, so right or wrong couldn’t be used in this context.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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Going back to the OP, I wouldn’t stop at Barry Lyndon for Kubrick. I would go all the way until EWS.
I wouldn't personally call The Shining or Full Metal Jacket masterpieces, but I also wouldn't argue with anyone who wanted to make the case (for The Shining at least).

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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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On a seperate note, if you were to ask what director had the most masterpieces, with NONE falling consecutively, John Huston has 10+ without ever making 2 in a row.
John Ford comes to mind also
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

George Lucas - Star War Episodes 1-3...

Seriously though, George Lucas's first three films were THX 1138, American Graffiti, and Star Wars. To go from those three to his next and final three is a huge fall.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Some other pretty good 3-Streaks:

Fellini: Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita,

John Huston: The Asphalt Jungle, The Red Badge of Courage, The African Queen

Romero: Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders (Three classics in my book)

Antonioni: Blow-Up, Zabriskie Point, The Passenger

Hawks: Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sgt. York

Liu Chia-Ling: Challenge of the Masters, 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Executioners of Shaolin (3 martial arts classics)

Godard: Breathless, A Woman is a Woman, Vivre Sa Vie

Cronenberg: The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch

Lumet: The Pawnbroker, Fail Safe, The Hill

De Palma: Dressed To Kill, Blowout, Scarface

Robert Aldrich: Hush..Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen

Michael Powell: I Know Where I'm Going, A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus (RED SHOES followed next, but I was never crazy about that one)
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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John Ford comes to mind also
Kazan too. Though not as big an output as those two.
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Hawks: Only Angels Have Wings, His Girl Friday, Sgt. York

Michael Powell: I Know Where I'm Going, A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus (RED SHOES followed next, but I was never crazy about that one)
I disagree with Only Angels Have Wings being a masterpiece, but if you're going to include it, then you GOTTA include the prior Bringing Up Baby which is indeed a masterpiece.

I'm also gonna add that The Red Shoes is a masterpiece.


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Kazan too. Though not as big an output as those two.
On the Waterfront / East of Eden?
Old 05-03-20, 09:39 PM
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Yea. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Streetcar, A Face in the Crowd, Splendor in the Grass too.

And yes, I agree, The Red Shoes most definitely is.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Ridley Scott
The Duellists, Alien, Blade Runner
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

For Powell and Pressburger you might as well tack on Colonel Blimp and A Canterbury Tale to the front of that list. Although I admit I don't care for A Canterbury Tale as much as many others seem to. What an incredible run though. Heck, The Small Back Room is great too, even if it doesn't quite live up to those others.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

John Carpenter

Halloween
The Fog
Escape From NY
the Thing
Christine
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Ishiro Honda: BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE, THE HUMAN VAPOR, MOTHRA (1959-61); FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, GODZILLA VS. MONSTER ZERO, WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1965-66).

Chang Cheh: FIVE VENOMS, INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN, CRIPPLED AVENGERS (all 1978).

Kinji Fukasaku: YAGYU CLAN CONSPIRACY, MESSAGE FROM SPACE, THE FALL OF AKO CASTLE (all 1978).

Yasujiro Ozu: Six in a row: EARLY SUMMER, THE FLAVOR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE, TOKYO STORY, EARLY SPRING, TOKYO TWILIGHT, EQUINOX FLOWER (1951-58).

Mikio Naruse: SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN, LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS, FLOATING CLOUDS (1954-55).

Kenji Mizoguchi: UGETSU, A GEISHA, SANSHO THE BAILIFF (1953-54); PRINCESS YANG KWEI FEI, TAIRA CLAN SAGA, STREET OF SHAME (1955-56).

Hiroshi Inagaki: SAMURAI I, SAMURAI II, SAMURAI III (1954-56).





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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Fincher's run of The Game>Fight Club>Panic Room>Zodiac>Benjamin Button>Social Network is pretty damn strong.

Button stands out as one I didnt really enjoy, but it was pretty well regarded at the time. I'd argue that Fight Club, Zodiac, and Social network are masterpieces, with The Game and Panic Room being really high quality genre work.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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John Carpenter

Halloween
The Fog
Escape From NY
the Thing
Christine
I don't think that Christine can be considered a masterpiece, no matter how you try to spin it. I would, however, go along with your list if you lopped off Christine and added Assault on Precinct 13 to the front of it.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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I don't think that Christine can be considered a masterpiece, no matter how you try to spin it. I would, however, go along with your list if you lopped off Christine and added Assault on Precinct 13 to the front of it.
Iíd agree with that.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Michael Haneke: (if you skip the Funny Games remake): Cache, The White Ribbon, Amour

William Friedkin: The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer

Michelangelo Antonioni: L'Avventura, La Notte, L'Eclisse , Red Desert, Blow-Up

Robert Bresson: Diary of a Country Priest, A Man Escaped, Pickpocket, The Trial of Joan of Arc, Au Hasard Balthazar

David Lynch: Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Dr

David Lean: The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago

Masaki Kobayashi: Harakiri, Kwaidan, Samurai Rebellion

Hiroshi Teshigahara: Pitfall, Woman in the Dunes, The Face of Another

Alain Resnais: Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year at Marienbad, Muriel or the Time of Return

Seijun Suzuki: Tokyo Drifter, Fighting Elegy, Branded to Kill

Carol Reed: Odd Man Out, The Fallen Idol, The Third Man

Pedro Almodovar: All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver

Gus Van Sant: Elephant, Last Days, Paranoid Park

Bernardo Bertolluci: The Conformist, Last Tango In Paris, 1900

RW Fassbinder: The Merchant of Four Seasons, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Fox and His Friends

Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Millennium Mambo, Cafe Lumiere, Three Times

Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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William Friedkin: The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer
Sorry, Sorcerer is an interesting movie, but it is no masterpiece.

David Lean :
The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago
Were those back-to-back? Well that is probably the pinnacle right there, sorry Coppola.

I would also add the Three Colours Trilogy by Kieślowski
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

Plus Veronique too.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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Sorry, Sorcerer is an interesting movie, but it is no masterpiece.

Sorcerer is my favorite Friedkin film and Iíd argue that it is a masterpiece. Of course, I also found The French Connection to be a let down and would argue that of the three films listed FC would probably be the odd one out as far as masterpieces.

I know Iím in the minority there though.
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Chang Cheh: FIVE VENOMS, INVINCIBLE SHAOLIN, CRIPPLED AVENGERS (all 1978).
I was close to posting this one, but I haven't seen Invincible Shaolin yet.

While on the martial-arts tip, the same went to Yuen Woo Ping. I've yet to see Dance/Drunken Mantis that came in between Snake in Eagle's Shadow and Drunken Master.

There were also several other filmmakers I was gonna name who came very close to pulling off some great streaks:
Spike Lee
Robert Wise
Takashi Miike
Mario Bava
Richard Brooks
Oliver Stone
Michael Curtiz
Truffaut
Terence Fisher

But either the films were sub-par or have yet to be watched.
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John Carpenter


Assault on Precinct 13
Halloween
The Fog
Escape From NY
the Thing
Christine
I would start there.
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Re: Directors with three or more consecutive masterpieces

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Of course, I also found The French Connection to be a let down and would argue that of the three films listed FC would probably be the odd one out as far as masterpieces.

I know Iím in the minority there though.
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