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Old 12-04-20, 01:14 PM
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Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

So, I thought I would add this thread in for the lost/gained quality threads regarding filmmakers. Which filmmakers in your estimation have maintained their quality steadily throughout their careers?

Here are my picks

Stanely Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Soderbergh
Christopher Nolan
Martin Scorsese
Spike Lee
Michael Moore (I'm not arguing politics or his veracity just the quality of his film craftsmanship which I think has always had a high level of quality)

What are your picks?


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Re: Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

I differ on including Spike Lee...too many ups and downs

I would add:

Coen Brothers
Akira Kurosawa
Robert Bresson
Andrei Tarkovsky
Mike Leigh
Ken Loach

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Re: Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

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Good ones!

I'd also add Clint Eastwood. Politics aside (like Michael Moore) his filmography is pretty solid.
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Eric Rohmer is the first director that sprang to mind.
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Re: Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

I agree with:
Hitchcock
Nolan
Fincher
Kurosawa

Iíll add:
Wes Anderson
Sam Mendes
Jeff Nichols
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Re: Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

David Cronenberg
Denis Villeneuve
Michael Haneke
Paul Thomas Anderson
Nicholas Winding-Refn
Michelangelo Antonioni
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B-western makers like Lesley Selander, Joseph Kane and William Witney. They worked for decades, turning them out quickly and always making them entertaining. All three wound up doing TV westerns in the 1950s and '60s, concurrently with their final feature films and their TV work was just as good.




Tarantino's a big fan of Witney and this film in particular:



To be honest, these guys really come to mind because I've been watching the Western Channel so much lately.
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John Sayles.
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Robert Wise would be another one. He did a few lesser known movies near the end of his career, but he didn't spiral into the drink.
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Everyone already mentioned my first thoughts, but I'll add Billy Wilder.
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Sergio Leone.
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Re: Filmmakers That Have Had Steady Quality

Originally Posted by Jaymole
I differ on including Spike Lee...too many ups and downs

I would add:

Coen Brothers
Akira Kurosawa
Robert Bresson
Andrei Tarkovsky
Mike Leigh
Ken Loach
Having just watched Sorry We Missed You, I immediately thought of Ken Loach!

I have a mild hesitation with the Coen Brothers, as I see Ladykillers as a blight on their record.

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Richard Linklater
Pretty much, yes. Though I found the Before Trilogy and Boyhood so good that Everybody Wants Some was a slight letdown. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed it, just not to the extent of the others I mentioned.

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Originally Posted by andicus

I have a mild hesitation with the Cohen Brothers, as I see Ladykillers as a blight on their record.
And Intolerable Cruelty the year before.
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Frank Darabont hasn't directed a lot of movies but the 4 movies he did direct are all well done and I can't say something bad about the pilot of the Walking Dead or Mob City. Both were well directed, too.
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Originally Posted by tommyp007
Everyone already mentioned my first thoughts, but I'll add Billy Wilder.
I was going to, but you beat me to it.

While I think that The Seven Year Itch is a dud, he did too.
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