Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

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Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby PENK » 05 Oct 2018, 21:36

Go on then!

I've been thinking about this a bit; specifically how my film-viewing tends to leap around so erratically between genre, period, nation and style, so that I very rarely discover a director and devour all their films. I more often watch one film and love it (or otherwise) then don't see another for ages.

Can you easily name five favourites off the top of your head?
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Postby driftin » 05 Oct 2018, 21:41

Krzysztof Kieślowski 
David Lynch
David Cronenberg
Andrei Tarkovsky
Park Chan-wook

Maybe. Probably. Actually, I dunno. I'll change my mind if I don't press submit.

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Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 05 Oct 2018, 21:48

John Cassavetes
Martin Scorsese
Milos Forman
Richard Linklater
Robert Altman

and Billy Wilder and Ken Loach and Mike Leigh and Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Paul Thomas Anderson
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Oct 2018, 21:53

Off the top of my head, only three really spring immediately to mind:

Coen Brothers
Park Chan-Wook
Hitchcock

After that, I'm kinda scrabbling around a bit for directors by whom I've seen a few films, but haven't really enjoyed a massive run of films. People like William Friedkin, Kieslowski, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Haneke, Kurosawa, Scorcese, Michael Bay, etc.
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Postby Rayge » 05 Oct 2018, 22:39

Bergman Hitchcock peckinpah welles Eisenstein were the first five to come to mind. Bunuel, Dreyer and Coens maybe as runners-up.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Oct 2018, 22:40

Hitchcock
Scorcese
Corn brothers
John Ford
Orson Welles
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Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Oct 2018, 22:40

Maybe Coppolla
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Oct 2018, 22:47

Pansy Puff wrote:Corn brothers

:shock: :shock: :shock:
Not my kind of film, but each to their own...
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Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Oct 2018, 22:54

I love a bit of corn.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Oct 2018, 22:54

PS.

Another favourite: Shaw Brothers.
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Postby Jeemo » 05 Oct 2018, 23:03

Orson Welles
Alfred Hitchcock
David Lean
Stanley Kubrick
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Postby Pansy Puff » 05 Oct 2018, 23:13

Shit. How could I forget Kubrick!?
Hitchcock
Scorcese
Coen brothers
John Ford
Stanley Kubrick

Hat tip to Welles, Copolla, Leone, Spielberg and the Shaw Brothers
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Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Oct 2018, 23:20

Off the top of my head:

Hitchcock
Ford
Chaplin
Capra
Bergman

...or something like that.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Oct 2018, 23:32

Not sure how I forgot Lean and Welles, though Welles was inconsistent (usually due to production decisions beyond his control, to be fair, but his maverick tendencies probably worked against him in a way that Ford and Hitchcock, for example, who got involved in the production end themselves early on, did a better job of working around).

Lean should probably be there, though I'm not sure who I'd replace. Maybe Capra, as much as I admire him.
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Postby joels344 » 05 Oct 2018, 23:43

1. Andrei Tarkovsky
2. Ingmar Bergman
3. Béla Tarr
4. Michelangelo Antonioni
5. Hiroshi Teshigahara

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Postby toomanyhatz » 05 Oct 2018, 23:45

Resnais is 'bubbling under' on my list too, just based on the few I've seen. I really need to see more to properly judge how high up he'd be.

I need at least ten...
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Postby algroth » 06 Oct 2018, 00:05

Probably something like...

1. Andrei Tarkovsky
2. Shohei Imamura
3. Bela Tarr
4. Wojciech Has
5. Masaki Kobayashi

Next five would be...

6. Alain Resnais
7. Hayao Miyazaki
8. Carl Th. Dreyer
9. Jacques Tati
10. Akira Kurosawa

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Postby The Modernist » 06 Oct 2018, 00:13

1. Alfred Hitchcock
2. Jean - Pierre Melville
3. Nicholas Roeg
4. Billy Wilder
5. Martin Scorcese

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Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Oct 2018, 00:40

The Modernist wrote:Nicholas Roeg

Good call. I'll have him, Antonioni, Tarkovsky, Kubrick and either Fritz Lang or David Lynch, I can't decide.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Oct 2018, 00:47

I have only decided on my top two, the ones I am fanatical about:

!. Howard Hawks
2. Nicholas Ray


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