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Mr. Potter

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« on: 05-10-2002 20:59 »

I would like to know what is your favorite director of movies.
VelourFog

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« Reply #1 on: 05-10-2002 21:12 »

no sir, *I* would like to know what is *your* favorite director of movies


I mean, wes anderson
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #2 on: 05-10-2002 21:17 »

I really like Tim Burton's work  but his last movie was bad. But I remember movies like Sleepy Hollow or Edward Scissorhands, pretty good movies
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« Reply #3 on: 05-11-2002 04:44 »

I think that James Camron is, he's done some amazing work directing both Teminator films, he directed Aliens and True Lies. Probably the best action genre director of all time.
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« Reply #4 on: 05-11-2002 05:50 »

It's so nice to see someone appreciate James Cameron's work--even folks lined up to see his flicks like to trash him because of his reputed difficulty to get along with--and out of sheer jealousy at his massive success. (I wouldn't pick him as my favorite--imagine his three-hour-long, eye-and-ear rupturing Spider-Man, if you would--but he's in my Top Three.)

Even if not for Lord of the Rings, I would pick Peter Jackson. He can do classy mainstream (LOTR) and he can do no-budget gory pukefest (Bad Taste) and he can do jawdroppingly nasty-ass parody (Meet The Feebles) all with equal skill and dedication. One can only dream that one day he'll get his mitts on his dream project, King Kong. Just imagine...
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« Reply #5 on: 05-11-2002 07:46 »

One of my favourite directors is Mamoru Oshii, director of The Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor, two of the best anime films ever made.

I recently discovered that he made a new film with a Japanese-Polish cast, real actors.  It 's about some virtual reality game.  It is comparable to eXistenz.
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« Reply #6 on: 05-11-2002 11:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Mr. Potter:
I really like Tim Burton's work  but his last movie was bad. But I remember movies like Sleepy Hollow or Edward Scissorhands, pretty good movies

Or Ed Wood or Batman, I really love those films.

But my vote goes for Robert Zemeckis or Alfred Hitchcock, depending on my mood.

Mr. Potter

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« Reply #7 on: 05-11-2002 12:55 »
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Ed Wood is great and the two first Batmans are very good two. I love the Pinguin. And Ron Howard sucks.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #8 on: 05-11-2002 14:59 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:

Even if not for Lord of the Rings, I would pick Peter Jackson. He can do classy mainstream (LOTR) and he can do no-budget gory pukefest (Bad Taste) and he can do jawdroppingly nasty-ass parody (Meet The Feebles) all with equal skill and dedication. One can only dream that one day he'll get his mitts on his dream project, King Kong. Just imagine...

Peter Jackson made those gore-horror movies?I LMAO watching those trash movies.  They were just brilliant.  When that guy killed those monsters with the lawnmower, man that was hilarious.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-12-2002 00:27 »

Rob Reiner.
Tweek

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« Reply #10 on: 05-12-2002 10:38 »

I don't believe there is a "Best Director", just the right director for each film, many great directors would have been useless if they made the wrong type of film, even though that film would be great made by the right director.
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« Reply #11 on: 05-13-2002 14:33 »

I agree with Tweek.

There aren't many consistently great directors out there, probably because everyone tries to branch out and do different things, mostly resulting in failures. Wes Anderson is a fucking genius, but I'm sure someday he'll try to branch out into straight dramas, or action movies or something, which I probably won't like.

It's already happened to Guy Ritchie. I love Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrells, and I love Snatch, but now he's doing some horrible romantic comedy starring his wife Madonna.

I love George Lucas, although he only has a few films to his credit. A lot of people bash him for The Phantom Menace, but American Graffiti and the original Star Wars are both classics. And I like THX-1138 a lot too. He has a great visual style. Seriously, watch THX...it's a great looking movie, and done on a shoestring budget. His skill in directing actors looks to have soured during his 20+ year hiatus, but visually he's as great as ever. I hope he continues directing after he finishes Star Wars. In interviews he talks about having a lot of very non-mainstream ideas he wants to experiment with...I'd love to see what he comes up with.

Kubrick is right up there with Lucas on a visual level(although I have to admit, I've only seen a handful of his movies). His stories don't tend to connect on an emotional level, but they are always interesting to watch, and he creates so many brilliantly weird moments. A Clockwork Orange is one of my favorite movies.
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« Reply #12 on: 05-13-2002 15:04 »

You're right, there is no best director. But there are directors who have a unique way to direct a movie and even if you're watching a not so good movie of that director you can feel that he try to do something good and you feel his effort. Maybe the movie failed because of the actors or the script.
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« Reply #13 on: 05-13-2002 15:08 »

One of my favourites:

M. Night Shamalyan
from the 6th sense and Unbreakable.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #14 on: 05-13-2002 15:14 »

Seņor Spielbergo is a good director(good not great). I like many of his movies(many not all) but A.I bored me a little bit(a little bit not too much..ahh!Stop)
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« Reply #15 on: 10-05-2003 05:04 »

David Cronenberg, of course. smile
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« Reply #16 on: 10-05-2003 08:05 »
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Tim Burton. Best at creating atmosphere and complete immersion for the viewer.
(Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood, The nightmare before Christmas, Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissor hands)

Steven Spielberg. Best at creating immense detail in characters and their actions. (Schindler's List, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Minority Report, ET)

Peter Jackson. Can handle totally different genres with ease.
(Lord of the rings, Braindead, Heavenly creatures)

Alfred Hitchcock. Has a gift of creating a scary and highly detailed atmosphere.
(Rear Window, The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo, North by northwest)
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #17 on: 10-05-2003 08:29 »

 
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Originally posted by ZombieJesus:
One of my favourites:

M. Night Shamalyan
from the 6th sense and Unbreakable.

Not anymore. He just keeps repeating himself.

In other news, I'm really into Kubrick now.

I wonder what's the deal with spacious, sometimes sterile rooms, symmetry, French imperial architecture, etc.

You can see it in every one of his movies, from Paths of Glory (1957) to Eyes Wide Shut.
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« Reply #18 on: 10-05-2003 12:29 »

Paul Thomas Anderson for:
-Hard Eight
-Boogie Nights
-Magnolia
-Punch Drunk Love

only four films but all among my favourites


Once is not enough
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« Reply #19 on: 10-05-2003 12:31 »

I'm gonna say Steven Spielberg or James Cameron.
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« Reply #20 on: 10-05-2003 12:57 »

Terry Gilliam for his bizarre and darkly humorous films (Time Bandits, Brazil). And his ability to make a superb, visually stunning film on a low budget (Twelve Monkeys).

David Fincher for the great atmosphere and suspense (Se7en, Panic Room) and just for making Fight Club.

But there are other films in which I love the direction but the majority of that directors films don't compare. The act of directing is just an interpretation of the story so I guess it's personal preference as to whether that direction works or not.
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« Reply #21 on: 10-05-2003 13:00 »

I gonna have to go with Kubrick.  Look at the way he sets and controls the camera in his movies, I swear, everything is squared to the camera, and moves like it's on a chessboard.
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« Reply #22 on: 10-05-2003 13:03 »
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Scorcese, despite some of the later anomalies.  Mainly for Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas.
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #23 on: 10-05-2003 13:45 »

Kevin Smith
Steven Spielberg
Robert Zemeckis
Peter Jackson
Jay Roach
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« Reply #24 on: 10-05-2003 14:13 »
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Christopher Guest.
Christopher Guest.
Corky St. Clair.
Catbert, evil HR director.
VelourFog

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« Reply #25 on: 10-05-2003 15:02 »

Julie Taymor really rocks my world. She's all artsy and intelligent and different
OC_James

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« Reply #26 on: 10-05-2003 15:36 »

1. Tim Burton
2. Terry Gilliam
3. Kevin Smith (Tim Burton and Kevin Smith on the same list, odd eh?)
4. Ed Wood
5. Alfred Hitcock

Speilberg, Shamaylan, Scorsese, and Peter Jackson are really overrated. I mean besides the LOTR series, how many good Petr Jackson movies have there been.
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« Reply #27 on: 10-05-2003 16:24 »

Julie Taymor?  But she's the director of The Lion King on Broadway.  Was she also a film director?  Anyway, I saw The Lion King stage play in June 2002 in Hamburg, Germany.  It totally rocked.  Julie Taymor really is brilliant.
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« Reply #28 on: 10-05-2003 16:46 »

Yeah some movies are just insanely great by the direction the director took, not necessarily because that one director is awsome...
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« Reply #29 on: 10-05-2003 17:01 »

3. Robert Zemeckis - has his moments
2. Steven Spielberg - he mostly produces the goods when directing.
1. Quentin Tarintino - he has "the gift" he knows what people want and gives it to them, he also loves his work to a great extreme. I cant believe no one has said him yet.
VelourFog

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« Reply #30 on: 10-05-2003 18:31 »

 
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Julie Taymor?  But she's the director of The Lion King on Broadway.  Was she also a film director?

yes but she hasn't done a ton of stuff. What I've seen has all be very well done though. http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0853380/
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« Reply #31 on: 10-05-2003 18:36 »

 
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1. Tim Burton
2. Terry Gilliam
3. Kevin Smith (Tim Burton and Kevin Smith on the same list, odd eh?)
4. Ed Wood
5. Alfred Hitcock

Speilberg, Shamaylan, Scorsese, and Peter Jackson are really overrated. I mean besides the LOTR series, how many good Petr Jackson movies have there been.

Meet the Feebles? Dead Alive? Okay, those are bizarre films, but I'd love for Jackson to win "Best Director." Just so we can here, "From the Acadamy Award Winning Director Peter Jackson, "MEET THE FEEBLES!" "  evil laugh

Oh, and Kevin Smith isn't overrated? Surely you jest.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #32 on: 10-05-2003 18:56 »

Leonard Nimoy.  smile
OC_James

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« Reply #33 on: 10-05-2003 19:08 »

 
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 Meet the Feebles? Dead Alive? Okay, those are bizarre films, but I'd love for Jackson to win "Best Director." Just so we can here, "From the Acadamy Award Winning Director Peter Jackson, "MEET THE FEEBLES!" "   evil laugh

Oh, and Kevin Smith isn't overrated? Surely you jest.

I'll admit his later films were ,in some cases, extremely overrated. But even if he hadn't made Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and J&SBSB, I'd still have him on the list for just Clerks. He shot it out of his own workplace, he used no speical effects, there were no professional actors, and it was based mainly on dialogue, yet it turned out be a great film despite all of that. Hell, a lot of those things made the film even better.
VelourFog

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« Reply #34 on: 10-05-2003 19:18 »
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last time I checked, Clerks was a boring piece of crap movie. I mean, a stunning cinematic feat that defined a generation!
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« Reply #35 on: 10-05-2003 19:20 »

Favorite director? Mel Brooks. He is one of the very best.
M Jackson
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« Reply #36 on: 10-05-2003 20:26 »

STEVEN SPIELBERG is easiy the most talented director that has ever lived and ever will! He's just the ultimate at what he does! He creates consistantly brilliant films over and over again in an almost unbroken chain. I think he's currently at his best ever!

Duel
Jaws
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Indiana Jones saga
ET
The Colour Purple
Empire of the Sun
Jurassic Park I & II
Schindlers List
Amistad
Saving Private Ryan
AI
Minority Report
Catch Me if You Can

All this from 1 man! He has more films on the American Film Institute '100 all time best' list than any other director.

Saying that, I also love the work of many directors, especially...(in no particular order)

Ridley Scott
Quentin Tarrantino
James Cameron
Stanely Kubrick
Robert Zemeckis
George Lucas
David Fincher
Peter Jackson
Tim Burton
The Coen Brothers...
Slurm Guy

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« Reply #37 on: 10-05-2003 23:25 »

I used to love George Lucas as a director. Then Episode I and II were made. Ijust hope that he can redeem himself with Episode III.
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« Reply #38 on: 10-06-2003 00:35 »

Orson Welles, hands down. "Citizen Kane" is a black and white movie, and is still considered the best movie EVER. 

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« Reply #39 on: 10-06-2003 02:26 »

I say Terry Gilliam. He has a feel not many others can really duplicate.
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