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Zello

Who's your favorite director?

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Zello

Mine is Michael Mann

 

 

I enjoy his films

 

 

Whose your favorite director?

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Leftist Bastard

I honestly can't pick one but according to Taste.io i'v got George Miller, Chris Nolan, Danny Boyle, Martin Scorcese, Clint Eastwood among a few others. I'd add Denis Villeneuve, Sergio Leone, Coens, Michael Mann, Guy Ritchie and Ingmar Bergman to that list. Kurosawa, too.

 

this is why i hate making list i just keep adding people till it's two pages long

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

Quentin Tarantino.

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Leftist Bastard

Quentin Tarantino.

I wanted to list him but the recent news coming out made me rethink things. I know you're supposed to separate the art from the artist - but it's the same reasons I refuse to list Alfred Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick or Roman Polanski despite their amazing works of cinema.

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Kiffster

Scorsese without a doubt. Also love Spielberg, Del Toro, Tim Burton, Coen bros, Tarantino, JJ Abrams, Neill Blomkamp, and Ridley Scott's earlier stuff. Also really interested to see more from Andy Muschietti. Love his style.

 

Hayao Miyazaki for animation. Guy's an absolute legend.

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Femme Fatale

Quentin Tarantino.

+1000000

Whenever I see anything Tarantino-related for sale, I immediately buy it.

 

"Violence is one of the most fun things to watch."

He's right, you know.

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Rafae

Scorsese hands down.

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Halal Cyborg

Just for Blade Runner Ridley Scott has to be mentioned but also Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, Darren Aronofsky, Alex Proyas, Martin Scorcese, David Cronenberg and urm Shane Meadows.

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El Dildo

Alfred Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick or Roman Polanski despite their amazing works of cinema.

lol, you say some really dumb sh/t, sometimes.

lumping Hitchcock and Kubrick in with Polanski is ridiculous.

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Leftist Bastard

 

Alfred Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick or Roman Polanski despite their amazing works of cinema.

lol, you say some really dumb sh/t, sometimes.

lumping Hitchcock and Kubrick in with Polanski is ridiculous.

 

Polanski raped a child. Hitchcock verbally, mentally and physically abused his cast members, sexually assaulted one of his leading ladies and is possibly an actual psychopath. What Kubrick did to Shelley Duvall was incredibly abusive.

 

If you want to play the mental gymnastics of which one is worse in order to defend one artistically entitled asshole over the other that's on you, but just know that it's f*cking dumb.

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Mister Pinkerton

Few directors come to mind. Also one must think about what a director is and what a director is responsible for. I find films are a very collaborative effort and some director's best work could not have been possible without that screenwriter or without that cinematographer. A lot of great films are born of that holy trinity: writer/director/cinematographer.

 

So, I really must respect directors that are writing their material too. I'll name a few that come to mind most of them are writer/directors but some of the films listed may only have been directed by the following but a good chunk are written and directed by the same person)

 

  • Todd Solondz (Happiness, Weiner-Dog, Welcome To the Dollhouse, Palindromes)
  • Woody Allen (Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery)
  • Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, High Plains Drifter, Mystic River
  • Shane Meadows (This Is England, A Room For Romeo Brass, Dead Man's Shoes)
  • JC Chandor (Margin Call, A Most Violent Year)
  • Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, music videos for Beastie Boys, Daft Punk, The Pharcyde, Weezer and Jackass)
  • Werner Herzog (Bad Lieutenant, Grizzly Man, Into The Abyss)
  • Lenny Abrahamson (The Garage, Frank, Adam and Paul)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia)
  • Chris Cunningham (Music videos for Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy and Windowlicker as well as a bunch of other videos for people like Bjork).
  • Michel Gondry (bunch of music videos for the likes of Daft Punk's Around The World, Let Forever Be by Chemical Brothers)
  • Anton Corbijn (mostly for all the Depeche Mode videos he directed but also Nirvana and many more and the film he directed Control about Ian Curtis and Joy Division)
  • Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Shutter Island, Casino)

There's quite a few but I've seen all the films and more unlisted and followed these people's work over the last 10 or so years.

 

 

 

 

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Is this The Guy?

Martin Scorsese (for obvious reasons) and Ron Howard (I loved willow, cocoon, backdraft, Apollo 13, and Frost/Nixon, and others I can’t think of right now)

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Typhus

Scorsese, but less for his more famous 1970s output and more for his modern work like Hugo, Gangs of New York and The Wolf of Wall Street. Once his films evolved beyond the bleak nihilism of his younger years, he vastly improved as a director. Whilst Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are incredibly hard slogs to get through, and generally humorless and depressing, his modern work has all the glitz and flash of Spielberg's work with none of the syrupy sentimentalism.

 

Tarantino would be a contender, if he wasn't so obsessed with violence. The ending of The Hateful Eight, for instance, was one of the most nonsensical things he's ever directed. And it's something which has really plagued his writing, which otherwise is truly exceptional.

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FukNRekd

I absolutely LOVED the end of hateful 8. Biatch had that sh!t coming. Those smiles on their faces as she twitched for the last time; OMG priceless.

 

Imagine the look on the first face to walk in the haberdashery after the storm. LMAO.

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Is this The Guy?

The ending wasn’t too bad. I felt more uncomfortable when Samuel was telling old racist general dude about what he did to his son

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Typhus

But the ending meant nothing. It had no relevance. It was just brutality for the sake of it. What purpose did it have? Just like Inglorious Basterds, Tarantino ended the movie on a random act of violence. It was jarring, and didn't reflect the quality of the writing and characterization throughout the rest of the movie.

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Mister Pinkerton

Scorsese, but less for his more famous 1970s output and more for his modern work like Hugo, Gangs of New York and The Wolf of Wall Street. Once his films evolved beyond the bleak nihilism of his younger years, he vastly improved as a director. Whilst Taxi Driver and Raging Bull are incredibly hard slogs to get through, and generally humorless and depressing, his modern work has all the glitz and flash of Spielberg's work with none of the syrupy sentimentalism.

 

Tarantino would be a contender, if he wasn't so obsessed with violence. The ending of The Hateful Eight, for instance, was one of the most nonsensical things he's ever directed. And it's something which has really plagued his writing, which otherwise is truly exceptional.

 

I appreciate your love for contemporary Scorsese work but Taxi Driver is a masterpiece and the more I watch it and study it the more it becomes more apparent to me. I must admit, I couldn't enjoy Raging Bull as much but perhaps on a technical level. The Wolf of Wall St is certainly more accessible for wider audience and has more of commercial style, a bit like Goodfellas with different subject matter.

 

If you have a moment, I would highly recommend watching this analysis. Even the sharpest film head will overlook some observations raised in this video. It's one the best film analysis' I have ever watched and really just goes to show's Scorsese's genius and how there and then he cemented himself as one of the greatest of all time.

 

 

 

Guys don't forget to use spoilers if you are talking about endings and spoilers please.

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FukNRekd

... I felt more uncomfortable when Samuel was telling old racist general dude about what he did to his son

Agreed. But let's keep this in context

... racist Samuel was telling old racist general dude

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El Dildo

Polanski raped a child. Hitchcock verbally, mentally and physically abused his cast members, sexually assaulted one of his leading ladies and is possibly an actual psychopath. What Kubrick did to Shelley Duvall was incredibly abusive.

 

If you want to play the mental gymnastics of which one is worse in order to defend one artistically entitled asshole over the other that's on you, but just know that it's f*cking dumb.

mental gymnastics?

you're insane.

 

Hitchock was eclectic and old fashioned. the guy was born before 1900. people treated women differently. ok you're right. he had some challenging relationships with his GROWN ADULT actors. I'm not saying everything he did was perfect... but it's not like he was a pedophile monster. completely different things. Kubrick also challenged his actors in unconventional ways. and so maybe they butted heads sometimes. and so maybe he could've treated Ms. Duvall a little better.

 

big f/cking deal.

again it's just grown adult actors having challenges on set versus the anal rape of a child.

 

Polanski is in his own league.

trying to put the others on his same level is completely retarded and grasping at straws.

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Leftist Bastard

 

Polanski raped a child. Hitchcock verbally, mentally and physically abused his cast members, sexually assaulted one of his leading ladies and is possibly an actual psychopath. What Kubrick did to Shelley Duvall was incredibly abusive.

 

If you want to play the mental gymnastics of which one is worse in order to defend one artistically entitled asshole over the other that's on you, but just know that it's f*cking dumb.

mental gymnastics?

you're insane.

 

Hitchock was eclectic and old fashioned. the guy was born before 1900. people treated women differently. ok you're right. he had some challenging relationships with his GROWN ADULT actors. I'm not saying everything he did was perfect... but it's not like he was a pedophile monster. completely different things. Kubrick also challenged his actors in unconventional ways. and so maybe they butted heads sometimes. and so maybe he could've treated Ms. Duvall a little better.

 

big f/cking deal.

again it's just grown adult actors having challenges on set versus the anal rape of a child.

 

Polanski is in his own league.

trying to put the others on his same level is completely retarded and grasping at straws.

 

For someone who loves to rant incessantly about Hollywood being filled with predators and how horrible celebrity worship is you sure seem to have your head far up Hitchcock's ass.

 

Don't mince words. Don't be an apologetic. He didn't have a ''challenging'' relationship, he was an outright sexual predator just like Weinstein. He used his position of power and respect to try and coerce and infringe upon others. To say nothing of how he inflicted real physical and mental trauma on some of his actors and actresses - and his cruel nature towards really anyone around him. You know the ''it's just a prank bro!'' meme? that's Hitchcock, only his version includes tying a man up to a chair overnight and giving him laxatives so he would sh*t himself senseless. This actually happened, by the way. It is not a joke.

 

Kubrick is probably the least offensive of the bunch; but that's just not an excuse nor does it make it less terrible. Duvall was isolated, antagonized, forced to redo takes over and over and over again for no reason other than to simply wear her down. Did it lead to a better performance? maybe, but basic human decency trumps a slightly more convincing take any day of the week.

 

The funny thing is I didn't even say ''Stanley Kubrick and Hitchcock are as bad as Roman Polanski'' simply that I refuse to list them as some of my favorite directors [despite their movies being some of my favorites] because of the things they did, regardless of who is actually worse. Not once did I say they are all equally horrible, but hey you love being selective with that righteous keyboard warrior attitude you so often bandy about, more power to you. :colgate:

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FukNRekd

Ok ladies. This isn't the bash directors thread. You want one of those go start one. Otherwise GTFO of here with you childish whining.

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Crokey

Ok ladies. This isn't the bash directors thread. You want one of those go start one. Otherwise GTFO of here with you childish whining.

In not quite those terms, but yes, Leftist, Diablo, PM that or stop it.

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Femme Fatale

I absolutely LOVED the end of hateful 8. Biatch had that sh!t coming. Those smiles on their faces as she twitched for the last time; OMG priceless.

 

Imagine the look on the first face to walk in the haberdashery after the storm. LMAO.

 

Ok ladies. This isn't the bash directors thread. You want one of those go start one. Otherwise GTFO of here with you childish whining.

 

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Leftist Bastard

H8 gets too much hate [badum tss] honestly. It's a lot of fun and i'm a sucker for good bottle settings.

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TheFoxRiverFugitive

I forgot about Robert Zemeckis. The man directed my favorite film franchise of all-time: Back to the Future. He also has Forrest Gump under his belt. I also saw The Walk in theaters a few years back and really enjoyed that.

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Voodoo

I don't have a favorite director. A person would have to be pretty narrow to be able to name just one. There are far too many greats with different yet equally great directorial styles. I can add a few to the list of those mentioned, though. Depending on what mood I'm in, I love me some Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Wes Anderson, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Sam Raimi, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch and of course, John Waters.

 

 

 

mMmmMmm

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Leftist Bastard

How could I forget Cronenberg! his work with Viggo is some of my favorite. Eastern Promises needs a follow up.

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Shinola Gamer

Man I have to go with Quentin Tarantino....

Or Steven Spielberg....

Or both.

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PaeganLoveSong

Lloyd Kaufman

James Cameron

Clint Eastwood

John Carpenter

John McTiernan

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xXElRadioDJ913Xx

1. Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and Django Unchained)

2. Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas and The Wolf on Wall Street)

3. Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Enemy, Prisoners, and Sicario)

4. Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, mother!, The Wrestler)

5. Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, and Inherent Vice)

6. Jordan Peele (Get Out)

7. James Cameron (Titanic and Terminator 2)

8. Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty)

9. Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours)

10.Taylor Hackford (Blood In Blood Out)

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