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Re: Top 5 directors

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Re: Top 5 directors

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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby windh » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:35 pm

Kubrick
Lynch
Greengrass
PT Anderson
Roy Andersson
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby Jerry Horne » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:46 am

Alfred Hitchcock
David Lynch
Nic Roeg
Kubrick
Lindsay Anderson
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby Cipher » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:36 pm

Out of pocket, David Lynch and Jean-Luc Godard are the only two whose work I enjoy so consistently, even when I don't, that I'm committed to exploring their entire filmographies.

But other also-rans to bring it to five (most of whom have been mentioned here):

Eric Rohmer
Paul Thomas Anderson
Sofia Coppola (though I wish she would do something I find as clever and affecting as Lost In Translation again; her catalog is filled with moody, atmospheric pieces that unfortunately don't build up to much; I feel like I'm always rooting for her)

Also for certain films the Cohen Brothers as a dual writer-director unit, Kubrick, Tarantino (who I increasingly feel bad about due to the kinds of audiences he attracts, but Inglourious Basterds remains one of my favorite theater experiences of all time and nothing can change that), Polanski almost for Rosemary's Baby alone, and I'm not really sure what to do with Ishiro Honda, who I think is more of an excellent draftsman than an auteur, but the original Godzilla and Mothra vs. Godzilla remain two of my favorite movies largely due to his contributions.
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby Soolsma » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:51 pm

Soolsma wrote:David Lynch
Park Chan Wook
Richard Linklater
Alex van Warmerdam
Peter Jackson
Lars von Trier
Stanley Kubrick
Tony Gatlif

I feel like I'm forgetting someone


I forgot Alejandro González Iñárritu
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby ^◊^ » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:10 am

Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch
Peter Weir
Joel and Ethan Coen
Roman Polanski

John Carpenter
David Fincher
Jim Jarmusch
Terrence Malick
Akira Kurosawa
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby Novalis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:44 am

Extremely difficult to pick only five. Every time I whittle the list down I recall others that deserve to be on it every bit as much as the others. Selecting which five then becomes more random than rational, with names I can remember getting in and names I can't recall immediately being excluded.

As such my list is bigger than asked for. Favourite directors, in no particular order of preference:

David Lynch
Germaine Dulac
Werner Herzog
Georges Méliès
Yakov Protazanov
Luis Buñuel
Fritz Lang
Hans Richter
Federico Fellini
Charlie Chaplin
Luc Besson
Jean Cocteau
Dziga Vertov
Sergei Eisenstein
Ladislas Starevich
Jan Svankmajer
Maya Deren
Jean-Luc Godard
Lotte Reiniger
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Alfred Hitchcock
Michael Haneke
Man Ray
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Honorable mentions: Andrei Tarkovsky, Darren Aronofsky, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, David Cronenberg, Joel & Ethan Coen, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Jennifer Lynch, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, John Boorman, Gaspar Noé...

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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby SpookySculder » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:59 am

To the person who brought up Polanski's "The Tenant" on DVD: The initial DVD if I recall is edited or shall I say altered. For anyone who is interested in seeing The Tenant in its true form, look for the VHS.

It's been years since I've seen the film (and years since I bought the dvd). I don't know if any other dvd's have been issued. BUT I remember when I got the dvd there was one scene in particular (the party scene) where people were dubbed and sounded like Minnie Mouse. I'm sure there are other scenes that were messed with. I sold my DVD right after that. I was peeved.

If there is an updated DVD I'm not aware of (I hope so).. let me know.

Just a piece of trivia: But I was watching the commentary for A Nightmare on Elm Street. The scene where Tina is standing at her bedroom window (during her nightmare) and Freddy throws something at the window. It's a tooth. It's a homage to The Tenant when Polanski finds a tooth in the wall. Just thought I'd mention that here.
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby alreadygoneplaces » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:09 am

I'd never say these were The 5 Greatest Directors, but here is a brutal cut of 5 I consider to be great, and who I have a particular fondness for, in no particular order:

Werner Herzog
Andrei Tarkovsky
Hiroshi Teshigahara (the only name that hasn't already come up yet- check him out)
David Lynch
Ingmar Bergman
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Re: Top 5 directors

Postby Mr. Jackpots » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:41 pm

David Lynch
Roman Polanski
Jean Pierre Jeunet
James Wan
Clint Eastwood
Oliver Stone

Tim Heidecker and Eric Warheim

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