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Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 19:29
by Jeemo
Seeing as we had a Top 5 Directors Thread, lets list the ones we hate.

Shall I start, don't have to give reasons, if you don't want to.

1) Gaspar Noe
2) Wes Anderson
3) Nicolas Winding Refn

Re: Directors You Dislike

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 19:47
by Samoan
I don't care to watch Woody Allen movies much any more but that's my look out.

I didn't enjoy anything I've seen directed by the Coens, including The Big Lebowski but with the exception of Miller's Crossing.

Tarantino talks about Django Unchained ...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/9794854/Quentin-Tarantino-in-furious-rant-over-Django-Unchained-violence-questions.html


Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 19:57
by GoogaMooga
I am careful with what I see nowadays, I simply don't have enough time left to waste two hours on tripe. So, can't say I have been let down repeatedly by any director in recent years.

I have noticed a precipitous drop in quality by some directors whose early work I enjoyed, to the point where I avoid them now:

George Lucas
David Cameron
Peter Jackson

Also, based on what bits and pieces I have endured, I wouldn't consciously seek out anything by:

Shyamalan
Jodorowsky
Michael Bay

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 19:59
by Jeemo
GoogaMooga wrote:I am careful with what I see nowadays, I simply don't have enough time left to waste two hours on tripe. So, can't say I have been let down repeatedly by any director in recent years.

I have noticed a precipitous drop in quality by some directors whose early work I enjoyed, to the point where I avoid them now:

George Lucas
David Cameron
Peter Jackson

Also, based on what bits and pieces I have endured, I wouldn't consciously seek out anything by:

Shyamalan
Jodorowsky
Michael Bay


Yet, you waste hours buying and listening to tripe.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 20:02
by GoogaMooga
Jeemo wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:I am careful with what I see nowadays, I simply don't have enough time left to waste two hours on tripe. So, can't say I have been let down repeatedly by any director in recent years.

I have noticed a precipitous drop in quality by some directors whose early work I enjoyed, to the point where I avoid them now:

George Lucas
David Cameron
Peter Jackson

Also, based on what bits and pieces I have endured, I wouldn't consciously seek out anything by:

Shyamalan
Jodorowsky
Michael Bay


Yet, you waste hours buying and listening to tripe.


To you, yes, but not necessarily to the rest of the world. I'll admit I am pickier with films, two hours is a lot to invest.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 21:27
by PENK
GoogaMooga wrote:David Cameron


Yeah, The Referendum was pretty much the end of the line for his directing career.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 21:43
by The Modernist
I've yet to enjoy a Wes Anderson film.
Peter Greenaway was a bugbear of mine back in the day, but it's so long since I've watched one that maybe I'll come round. I don't know what his reputation is these days, you don't hear much about him.
There's probably all sorts of contemporary Hollywood blockbuster type directors I wouldn't have much time for, but I don't waste my time watching those films to begin with.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 21:50
by GoogaMooga
Greenaway is so easy to hate, one doesn't even need to have seen the films. The titles alone...

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 21:51
by GoogaMooga
Forced to see a Jarman film, I might pick "Blue", such a calming color...

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 22:14
by toomanyhatz
Michael Bay is pretty much a surefire sign it won't be "my kind of movie."

Most everyone else is inconsistent - I mean, I like Spielberg and Tarantino a whole lot less than the rest of the world seems to. But I can't deny they've both done a few great movies in their time.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 22:16
by PENK
There are zillions of directors who are rubbish, or who are probably rubbish but I'm not going to watch one of their rubbish-sounding films to find out.

But I don't "hate" them.

There are a handful who get critical acclaim who I consider to be vastly overrated - Haneke and Del Toro spring to mind - but again, I don't hate their work so much as find it lacking. They are still no doubt more talented, creative and intelligent than the masterminds behind Alien Vs Predator.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 22:55
by THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI
Michael Winner

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 22:58
by The Modernist
HEN wrote:Michael Winner


What even this..?

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Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:00
by THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI
oh I don't know

I'm not going to spend several hours to find out which directors have made really bad films

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:00
by Snarfyguy
Spielberg
Judd Apatow
Baz Luhrmann

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:25
by Rayge
Bearing in mind that I more or less stopped going to the movies in the 1980s, so have no experience of Bay or Cameron, for instance, or many of those on here, I'll go with old bugbears
1 Jean-Luc Godard
2 Stanley Kubrick
3 Antonioni
4 Alain Resnais
and offer no explanation beyond that they bored and/or alienated me, more than once
Edit oh, and JC reminded me
5. Michael Winner

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:29
by The Modernist
HEN wrote:oh I don't know

I'm not going to spend several hours to find out which directors have made really bad films


Most of Winner's 60s films are actually quite enjoyable in a lightweight way.
He was a bumptious and arrogant person though and made some terrible films in the latter part of his career, so I can understand why you'd say him.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:39
by GoogaMooga
I suspect it might be the politics of Winner's vigilante films, that are the issue here. Me, I collect his films.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 11 Oct 2018, 23:48
by GoogaMooga
Hmm... 8 out of 42 might not be enough to judge, but he had a good 1970s.

Re: Directors You Hate

Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 05:00
by LeBaron
Oliver Stone