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Who's Your Favorite Director?

Postby Duke on Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:44 am

Who, may I ask, is your favorite director? I would say that my favorite is Stanley Kubrick, director/writer of Dr. Stranglove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, Barry Lyndon,
A Clockwork Orange, Spartacus, and others. He's probably the most copied and most influential director in movie history, not to mention the most brilliant.

What do you think?


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Postby PantyGnawer on Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:28 pm

Kubrick definitely came to mind. Also, the Cohen Brothers for the Big Lebowski and Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

But I'd have to give the title to Wes Anderson for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. That movie rocks!
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:35 pm

Really? Best Director of all time? I'll have to watch that movie. :D

Spielberg is fantastic too, even by Schindler's List alone. Another guy who doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves, but is brilliant, is Terry Gilliam. Fear and Loathing, anyone? Brazil?


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Postby PantyGnawer on Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:53 pm

Duke wrote:Really? Best Director of all time? I'll have to watch that movie. :D


Not for any volume of work, but based on the brilliance of the one piece. And yes, you do need to see The Life Aquatic.

Duke wrote:Terry Gilliam. Fear and Loathing, anyone? Brazil?Duke


I'll give ya fear and loathing, but Brazil was pretty wack. Only saw it once, but I didn't really get it.
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Postby Duke on Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:05 pm

PirateGuy wrote:
Not for any volume of work, but based on the brilliance of the one piece. And yes, you do need to see The Life Aquatic.


I'll try and get my hands on it over the weekend.


PirateGuy wrote:I'll give ya fear and loathing, but Brazil was pretty wack. Only saw it once, but I didn't really get it.


Wait, so Brazil was "wack", and Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas wasn't...? Er... Lemme think about that one... :wink:

You might want to see Brazil again. It's about government and bureaucracy, which catches a lot of views off guard.


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Postby SeaTizzy on Sat May 19, 2007 3:13 pm

My favorite director is by far Stanley Kubrick, he is just so versatile and I haven't disliked a single one of his films that I've seen (I've yet to see The Killing, Killer's Kiss, and Fear and Desire).. I also love Bergmen, Lynch, Lumet, Scorsese, & Spielberg.
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Postby EarthRise on Sat May 19, 2007 3:20 pm

I love me some Quentin Tarantino, I do say.
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Postby Duke on Sat May 19, 2007 11:27 pm

Tarantino's a good one. Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are my favorites, you?


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Postby Kra on Mon May 28, 2007 9:38 am

I couldn't pick one favourite but I liiiiike...

David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Takashi Miike, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki (for animation), Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Cameron Crowe, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher..
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Postby PantyGnawer on Mon May 28, 2007 10:12 pm

Kra wrote:I couldn't pick one favourite but I liiiiike...

David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Takashi Miike, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki (for animation), Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Cameron Crowe, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher..


Way to narrow it down there.
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Postby Kra on Tue May 29, 2007 7:29 am

I left out at least 10 others ! lol :mrgreen:
I love movies...can't get enough of them...
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Postby Duke on Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:43 am

Kra wrote:I couldn't pick one favourite but I liiiiike...

David Lynch, Darren Aronofsky, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrick, Tim Burton, Takashi Miike, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki (for animation), Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Cameron Crowe, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher..


Seconded, especially Gilliam, Kubrick, Burton, Tarantino, and Stone.


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--Mark Twain


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--Friedrich Nietzsche


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--Woody Allen
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Postby Moral Minority on Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:21 pm

Only Tim Burtonesque macabre and humor do it for me.


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EarthRise wrote:I love me some Quentin Tarantino, I do say.


Seconded.
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Postby walktheplank on Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:19 pm

Guy Ritchie does it for me, if you like your gangster films to be nasty, violent and still very funny in places. He got the best out of Brad Pitt who was mesmeric as an Irish Gypsy in Snatch, probably his finest acting role.
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Postby Rainswept on Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:09 pm

Here's a name that's impressed me twice in the last few years. Brad Bird. Writer/Director for The Incredibles and Ratatoille. Both of those movies were hiarious, multilayered, dealt with underlying issues of fairly complex morality, looked awesome, and did all of this very well hidden in the guise of kid's movies. Personally, I think the guy is very talented.
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