Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

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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!

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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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Nicolas Roeg
Alain Resnais
Park Chan-wook
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 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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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 Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 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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Postby Dor-Relip Hotels and Bathings » 08 Oct 2018, 19:33

Marion Cotillard
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Wim Wenders
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Terry Gilliam
Alfred Hitchcock
Coen Bros.
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Scorsese
Coen Bros.
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Postby Minnie Mincepie » 08 Oct 2018, 20:35

Satyajit Ray
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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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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Stille Baron » 09 Oct 2018, 00:40

1. Melville
2. Tarkovsky
3. Lang
4. Ray
5. Bresson

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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Oct 2018, 00:02

LeBaron wrote:4. Ray




N. or S. ?
1966 and all that

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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Stille Baron » 10 Oct 2018, 00:57

GoogaMooga wrote:
LeBaron wrote:4. Ray




N. or S. ?


Sorry, N.
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Oct 2018, 01:09

LeBaron wrote:Bresson

Oops, may have to chuck one of my picks here.
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Re: Your FIVE FAVOURITE DIRECTORS!

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Oct 2018, 02:46

LeBaron wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
LeBaron wrote:4. Ray




N. or S. ?


Sorry, N.


Excellent choice.
1966 and all that