Film Directors

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    I don't do the 'thread' thing often, but I was thinking only the other night, who my favourite film directors are.....

    In no particular order....

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Darren Aronofsky
    Stanley Kubrick
    Don Siegel

    Who are your favourites?
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Stanley Kuckbrick
    Steven Soderbergh
    M. Night Shyamalan

    and of course, Mel Brooks :D




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  3. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Terry Gilliam did Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (based on Hunter Thompson's book). He also did Brazil, the Monte Python movies, and Time Bandits. He has a very strange ability to create really odd realities.

    I also really like M. Night Shyamalan's movies.

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    Oh, can't forget the true pillars of creative filmmaking...

    Andrew Blake and Michael Ninn
     
  4. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Classic Film Director's

    Francis Ford Coopla
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Martin Scorsese
    Steven Spielberg
     
  6. JupiterZen macrumors regular

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    Re: Film Directors

    Ridley Scott
    Terry Gilliam
    Baz Luhrmann
    Darren Aronofsky
    Martin Scorsese
    Oliver Stone
    Stanley Kubrick

    To name a few ;)

    And I must say that Steve Jackson is not letting me down. I was a little sceptical when I heard he would do LOTR. But It's just awesome
    :cool: :)
     
  7. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'll join in the fun.

    Milos Forman
    Stanley Kubrick
    Alfred Hitchcock
     
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    A few:
    Woody Allen
    Ingmar Bergman
    Orson Welles
    Buster Keaton
    David Lynch
    Jeunet & Caro
    The Coen Brothers.
     
  10. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. And George Lucas for Star Wars.
     
  11. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Besides obvious directors like Kubrick, and Hitchcock, i like the films of Luc Besson, Tom Tykwer, Mike Figgis, David Mamet, and Darren Aronofsky.

    Oh, and David Lynch.
     
  12. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Don't you think that George Lucas is destroying his credibility with the Star Wars Prequels? Gaaad! And as for Peter Jackson - yes - he's come a long way since "Bad Taste", "Brain Dead" and "Meet the Feebles"...

    Anyway - been doing a bit of thinking - came up with a few more names, to go along with Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), along with my favourite movies from them...

    • John Landis (Trading Places - funniest movie of all-time, Ghostbusters)
    • Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption)
    • Chris Columbus (Harry Potter)
    • Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom)
    • The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix)
    • The Coen Brothers (Fargo, The Big Lebowski)
    • Alfred Hitchcock (Lifeboat, North By Northwest, Rear Window)
    • Russell Mulcahy (Highlander - the first AND ONLY one)

    ...still thinking of more...

    :rolleyes:

    ;)
     
  13. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    Aronofsky
    David Lynch
    Roman Copalla
    Dario Argento
    Shamalan
    Danny Devito
    Davis Mammet



    [edit] Crap, I completely forot the Cohen Brothers. There are really about forty of fifty answers here, but these leap imediately to mind.
     
  14. Dignan macrumors 6502a

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    I think the old wave guys (speil, scorsese, coppola, etc.) everyone agrees are awesome, (but im a big fan of woody allen, if he isnt mentioned in that group)

    so ill just comment on the newbies

    wes anderson
    pt anderson
    soderbergh
    tarrentino
    carnahan
     
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    Peter Jackson
    Quentin Tarantino


    Tjats about it
     
  16. losfp macrumors regular

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    hmmm.. for me:

    Kevin Smith
    Quentin Tarantino
    Robert Rodriguez
    Sam Raimi
    Peter Jackson
    The Coen Brothers
     
  17. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    In addition to Michael Ninn and Andrew Blake, I have to add Paul Thomas, Brad Armstrong, John Stagliano, Jack Remy, Michael Zen, Ren Savant, and Nic Andrews
     
  18. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Come on guys... Am I the only Milos Forman fan?

    Remember: One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Tightly Controlled Trains, Firemen's Ball, etc. i guess I am just a Czech-o-phile (is that a word?). :)
     
  19. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Hey, go for it...... ;) people have listed here directors whom I'd completely forgotten about!! *sighs*

    I'm adding john carpenter to my original list straight off!!

    More to follow!! :D

    General G
     
  20. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    I've not seen any of the Star Wars films..... *sighs and shudders in anticipation of ensuing pie-throwing onslaught* :eek:

    But I'll let you know when they've all being released and my local Odeon puts them on in order!!

    Wicked!! :D
     
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    Jim Jarmusch? Anyone? Ghost Dog, Mystery Train, Dead Man...amazing how he can convey so much without resorting to camera tricks and effects.
    Guy Ritchie, even though he's criticized for "MTV style" he's made some very enjoyable films in a different style than the mainstream, Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, (we'll ignore his latest Madonna fiasco, as that's mainly his wife's fault).
    Tom Tykwer is a favorite based on Run Lola Run and Princess & the Warrior.
    Luc Besson for an epic cinematic style.
    Kevin Smith for being able to make two hours of dick jokes remain funny.
    The Coen Brothers for being able to switch styles and genres and do it better than almost anyone each time.

    On the least favorite side:
    I'm not a fan of Spielberg, as most of it is smarmy emotional heartstring crap without the reality that would make it palatable.
    Lucas should be put into early retirement after Episode 2, the laughter at the horrendous "romance" scenes should have clued him into a reshoot. George should stick to the epic battle scenes and let someone else cast and direct the non scifi stuff.
     
  22. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Uh oh... Pink light sabre alert.... heh heh!!

    So I take it then, when I go to my local Odeon to watch all the films in order, that it's safe to take a long toilet and popcorn/coke re-fill break during Episode 2??
     
  23. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Am I the only one here who has any clue who Michael Ninn, Andrew Blake, Paul Thomas, Brad Armstrong, John Stagliano, Jack Remy, Michael Zen, Ren Savant, and Nic Andrews are??

    :confused:
     
  24. mattevil macrumors member

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    mcrain
    usually people don't include porn directors when they think of the great directors of cinema. Porn actors on the other hand seem to be able to break through alot though(Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud,(Caligula) and Sylvester Stallone (The Party at Kitty and Stud's)
     
  25. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    porn directors


    wes anderson. i think peter jackson's done great with the lord of the rings. though outside of that, i don't know much about him/his work

    i like the farrelly brothers stuff a lot... can't go wrong with ben stiller behind the camera either... more for his humor than his directing...

    and steven soderberg
     

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