Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby borofan » 06 Oct 2018, 17:43

Billy Wilder
Eric Rohmer
Jacques Tati
Luis Bunuel
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Oct 2018, 17:59

Ten would've been easier. However...

Welles
Hitchcock
Kubrick
Scorsese
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Truffaut
Coppola
Schlesinger
Huston
Hallstrom

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Postby Samoan » 06 Oct 2018, 18:25

Terrence Malick
Robert Altman
Jane Campion
Francis Ford Coppola
Mike Leigh
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

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Lindsay Anderson
Lewis Gilbert
Martin Ritt
Akira Kurasawa
Sergio Leone

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Ford/Renoir/Peckinpah/JLG/Kurosawa
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Jeemo » 08 Oct 2018, 16:40

Jumper K wrote:Lindsay Anderson
Lewis Gilbert
Martin Ritt
Akira Kurasawa
Sergio Leone



Why Lewis Gilbert? Interesting choice.
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Jumper K » 08 Oct 2018, 17:52

Jeemo wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Lindsay Anderson
Lewis Gilbert
Martin Ritt
Akira Kurasawa
Sergio Leone



Why Lewis Gilbert? Interesting choice.

I was exposed to his documentaries from the late 40's at university and his directorial work from the 50's to the early 60's really resonates. Very much in the realism/neo realism schools, dealing with society and its problems, proto kitchen-sink IMO. If you can, see Johnny On The Run, the cinematography is superb in its depiction of Edinburgh and surrounds.
I like, a lot, his war themed films and my favourite Bond is You Only Live Twice. I consider Operation Daybreak to be an overlooked classic. Its almost shot for shot perfect and, echoing his documentary roots, plays like one. Truly great.

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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Goat Boy » 08 Oct 2018, 18:50

Scorsese
Bergman
Lynch
Kurosawa
Kubrick
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby PENK » 08 Oct 2018, 19:14

Oh I never answered my own question!

Godard
Tarkovsky
Wenders
Dardenne Bros
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby the masked man » 08 Oct 2018, 19:20

Nicolas Roeg
Alain Resnais
Park Chan-wook
Alfred Hitchcock
Federico Fellini

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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Oct 2018, 19:26

PENK wrote:Dardenne Bros


I love everything I've seen from them, but it's all essentially the same film, don't you think?
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Postby PENK » 08 Oct 2018, 19:28

HEN wrote:
PENK wrote:Dardenne Bros


I love everything I've seen from them, but it's all essentially the same film, don't you think?


Yeah but you can say that of a lot of directors really.

I've seen what, seven of theirs, probably the most of any director! And the only one I didn't think was great was The Silence of Lorna.
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Oct 2018, 19:32

The last one I saw was with that French actress, she's quite famous (Midnight In Paris), and I just thought 'I've seen this before'.

But....yeah. I almost included Aki Kaurismaki in my list and he's been making the same film for decades. But I love his stuff.
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby pcqgod » 08 Oct 2018, 19:34

Wim Wenders
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Terry Gilliam
Alfred Hitchcock
Coen Bros.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Oct 2018, 19:35

Kazan
Ford
Scorsese
Coen Bros.
Wilder
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Satyajit Ray
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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Jeemo » 08 Oct 2018, 21:55

Jumper K wrote:
Jeemo wrote:
Jumper K wrote:Lindsay Anderson
Lewis Gilbert
Martin Ritt
Akira Kurasawa
Sergio Leone



Why Lewis Gilbert? Interesting choice.

I was exposed to his documentaries from the late 40's at university and his directorial work from the 50's to the early 60's really resonates. Very much in the realism/neo realism schools, dealing with society and its problems, proto kitchen-sink IMO. If you can, see Johnny On The Run, the cinematography is superb in its depiction of Edinburgh and surrounds.
I like, a lot, his war themed films and my favourite Bond is You Only Live Twice. I consider Operation Daybreak to be an overlooked classic. Its almost shot for shot perfect and, echoing his documentary roots, plays like one. Truly great.


Operation Daybreak is fantastic. There have been a few other films telling the same story recently. I saw one The Man with The Iron Heart, it was ok but a bit pointless as O.D is so good.
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