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Re: Best film director

Postby jonesthecurl on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:40 am

Crazyirishman wrote:
nietzsche wrote:
Crazyirishman wrote:It's tough since there are a lot of directors that people either love or hate, like Tarantino or Wes Anderson. I like both of those and Kubrick as well.


Who hates Tarantino? I've only encountered one person in my whole life, Ft.


I've met quite a few actually, they aren't fans of his kill everybody at the end of a movie style.


I don't hate him, but I'm not a fan.
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Re: Best film director

Postby rdsrds2120 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:42 am

jonesthecurl wrote:
Crazyirishman wrote:
nietzsche wrote:
Crazyirishman wrote:It's tough since there are a lot of directors that people either love or hate, like Tarantino or Wes Anderson. I like both of those and Kubrick as well.


Who hates Tarantino? I've only encountered one person in my whole life, Ft.


I've met quite a few actually, they aren't fans of his kill everybody at the end of a movie style.


I don't hate him, but I'm not a fan.


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Re: Best film director

Postby maxfaraday on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:42 am

Kubrik is the best... But it's already been said.

I like Eastwood too.
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Re: Best film director

Postby nagerous on Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:58 pm

Has to be the Coens for me.


Fincher, Nolan and Scorsese deserve honourable mentions though.
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Re: Best film director

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:36 pm

Old: King Vidor or John Ford
Current: Harmony Korine, hands down. Trash Humpers is the best movie ever made.
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Re: Best film director

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:38 pm

I'm going to be the rogue here and say that directors don't affect my enjoyment of a film. I would put writing number one and production number two.

I guess we can never tell whether one director is better than another. We can't say if Kubrick had directed Pulp Fiction that it would be better.

Caveat - I know next to nothing about the film industry. I either like movies or I don't and that tends to coincide with whether I think those films are well-written and have good special effects and general production.
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Re: Best film director

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:41 pm

thegreekdog wrote:I'm going to be the rogue here and say that directors don't affect my enjoyment of a film. I would put writing number one and production number two.

I guess we can never tell whether one director is better than another. We can't say if Kubrick had directed Pulp Fiction that it would be better.

Caveat - I know next to nothing about the film industry. I either like movies or I don't and that tends to coincide with whether I think those films are well-written and have good special effects and general production.


I know nothing about the film industry but I wonder which single person has the most creative power when making a film. I'd think writer too but Tarantino hates (or, hated) Natural Born Killers because of how different it was from the script he wrote.
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Re: Best film director

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:44 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I'm going to be the rogue here and say that directors don't affect my enjoyment of a film. I would put writing number one and production number two.

I guess we can never tell whether one director is better than another. We can't say if Kubrick had directed Pulp Fiction that it would be better.

Caveat - I know next to nothing about the film industry. I either like movies or I don't and that tends to coincide with whether I think those films are well-written and have good special effects and general production.


I know nothing about the film industry but I wonder which single person has the most creative power when making a film. I'd think writer too but Tarantino hates (or, hated) Natural Born Killers because of how different it was from the script he wrote.


My response to that would be that the director then became the writer if he/she changed the script. I thought NBK was okay.
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Re: Best film director

Postby Army of GOD on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:47 pm

thegreekdog wrote:I thought NBK was okay.


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Re: Best film director

Postby nietzsche on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:29 pm

Crazyirishman wrote:
nietzsche wrote:
Crazyirishman wrote:It's tough since there are a lot of directors that people either love or hate, like Tarantino or Wes Anderson. I like both of those and Kubrick as well.


Who hates Tarantino? I've only encountered one person in my whole life, Ft.


I've met quite a few actually, they aren't fans of his kill everybody at the end of a movie style.


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Re: Best film director

Postby thegreekdog on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:24 pm

Army of GOD wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I thought NBK was okay.


Well f*ck you too


It was too weird at times and by the time I got around to watching it (like 5 years ago) it was no longer shocking.
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Re: Best film director

Postby maxfaraday on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:13 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
Army of GOD wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:I thought NBK was okay.


Well f*ck you too


It was too weird at times and by the time I got around to watching it (like 5 years ago) it was no longer shocking.


I wasn't shocked by NBK... I always thought it was a road movie...
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Re: Best film director

Postby Funkyterrance on Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:15 am

For the record I don't hate Tarantino, I just don't regard him as one of the Greats as it were. His style is admirable but his dialogue blows and I tend to judge directors as wholes. His newer movies are crap though,sorry.
I think Kubrick is a classic choice and I agree he's up there. I've seen Lolita I don't know how many times and find it a delightfully layered watch. So few directors are able to produce such a polished product, not to mention a great psychoanalytical conversation piece. Kubrick manages to maintain an undercurrent throughout the very innocent scenery. Showing without showing requires genius and the best do this with the lightest touch.
Other directors who I feel are praise worthy for creating consistently brilliant works of film are:
Roman Polanski(My personal vote for BFD)
Francis-Ford Coppola
David Lynch

There are a few odd directors that I've noted in the past who have made some quite good movies but don't hold a candle to the bodies of work of the above four.

For me direction is all about balance, congruity and consistency. Make my quality movie heavy on the subtlety and light on the levity(just enough to keep it fresh). I prefer to walk away from a film with a new perspective, not a handful of catchy quotables.
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Re: Best film director

Postby jonesthecurl on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 am

I was gonna say I didn't think anyone had mentioned Lynch yet.
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