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Poll Question: Who's your favourite?
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    Posted: March 30 2013 at 00:14
Alright, so here's a bunch of favourites here. Tommy Wis may or may not be a serious choice. Wink
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All of these have films I like but the Coens are the only ones I like everything I've seen of
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From the list Lynch. From not the list, Terry Gilliam:
 
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (co-directed with Terry Jones)
Jabberwocky (1977)
Time Bandits (1981)
Brazil (1985)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
The Fisher King (1991)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Tideland (2005)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
 


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How about trash-tastic directors like Albert Pyun?! So much B-grade goodness, like the early 90's cyberpunk schlock classic `Nemesis'!



Either that, or the best action film-maker working today Isaac Florentine!

Heh, sorry, I aim a little lower than most of the director's work mentioned above!
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David Lynch has always been my all-time favourite. In this poll he's followed by Kubrick and Fincher.

The only film by Quentin Tarantino which I have found fully enjoyable was Reservoir Dogs, the rest is either very pretentious yet not bad (Pulp Fiction), or it's simply boring for me (Jackie Brown).

Chris Nolan is pretty overrated. 'Following' was a great film noir, 'Memento' had its strong moments as well. But his Batman movies are rather 'intellectual soothers' as I call them, because they look very fabulous, with great director's and camera work, but they are too pretentious in terms of morality, claiming for deep sense which is mostly omitted or dull. And his third Batman movie was a disaster after 'Dark Knight'.


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I'm going for the obvious. Stanley Kubrick. He may not have been the most productive, but what he did was always impeccable.

I am really pleased that Dean mentioned Gilliam as he probably is tied with Kubrick as my absolute favourite movie directors.
The Doctor Parnassus flick from 09 seems to have been completely overlooked by audiences for reasons unknown, but personally I find it to be a genuine masterpiece of modern day cinema. Doctor Faustos meets Alice in Wonderland with a scoop of Tom Waits on the side. Yummy.
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^I love Terry Gilliam as well.
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Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

How about trash-tastic directors like Albert Pyun?! So much B-grade goodness, like the early 90's cyberpunk schlock classic `Nemesis'!



Either that, or the best action film-maker working today Isaac Florentine!

Heh, sorry, I aim a little lower than most of the director's work mentioned above!



I like your style Kanguru!
One of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life, also seems to be the one that made me laugh the most. I believe it was Beowulf with Christopher Lambert, the king of B! Man this flick is hilarious. Some kind of pseudo Robin Hood Universe, that is beyond anachronisms with loudspeakers in the castle and females in Britney Spears costumes, and the worst thing about it, or the best, is that it doesn't explain this - make it clear why we have this combination of Robin and Britney...
And then there's the 'acting'
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

I am really pleased that Dean mentioned Gilliam as he probably is tied with Kubrick as my absolute favourite movie directors.
The Doctor Parnassus flick from 09 seems to have been completely overlooked by audiences for reasons unknown, but personally I find it to be a genuine masterpiece of modern day cinema. Doctor Faustos meets Alice in Wonderland with a scoop of Tom Waits on the side. Yummy.
I love Gilliam because there is no restraint in his ambition - Munchausen, Grimm and Parnassus are epic in their ambition that didn't connect with the critics and general audience, but I love them all, and if he ever gets to finish The Man Who Killed Don Quixote I suspect it will be another to add to the list.
 
Second on my 'not from the list' would be Tim Burton, Big Fish is very Gilliamesque and an oft overlooked film.


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From the list I'd be steered to go with Kubrick, but Martin Scorcese would be my number one (and yes, he has done some s.h.i.t.e as well I admit)
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There are several there I like equally well......but Hitchcock is perhaps my favorite at least from the old school and he wasn't on the list.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen

I like your style Kanguru!
One of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life, also seems to be the one that made me laugh the most. I believe it was Beowulf with Christopher Lambert, the king of B! Man this flick is hilarious. Some kind of pseudo Robin Hood Universe, that is beyond anachronisms with loudspeakers in the castle and females in Britney Spears costumes, and the worst thing about it, or the best, is that it doesn't explain this - make it clear why we have this combination of Robin and Britney...
And then there's the 'acting'


Oh yeah, Dave, saw that one years ago!

Wasn't it kind of like a medieval/sci-fi mix?! I remember the `Mortal Kombat' movie, which also starred Christopher Lambert, had been something of a hit, and it's clear they tried to model `Beowulf' on it. It even had Lambert in stacks of martial art scenes - although all I remember is him (ie his stuntman) doing endless cartwheels and flips rather than actual fighting lol! It also had that same pounding techno-music score like `Kombat' did!

Heh, terrible flick, although I think I'd find it even difficult to view as a `so bad it's good' kind of movie! I think `Batman and Robin', and Van Damme's `Streetfighter' and his super camp and colourful `Double Team' with Dennis Rodman are pretty much unbeatable garbage!
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This would probably be hard choice if wasn't for Kubrick.
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Who's the jackass that voted for that joke tarantino?  He's just a chop shop artist that steals other peoples movies, strips out everything good about them (character development, story, etc.), and adds a bunch of over the top language and violence.  All style, absolutely zero substance.  He's never had an original idea in his damn life.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2013 at 01:17
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2013 at 12:33
Lynch for me as well. I love how that guy puts together a production. Everything is considered - atmosphere, tone, unqiue dialogue. Mullholland's probably my favourite.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2013 at 12:35
Originally posted by manofmystery

Who's the jackass that voted for that joke tarantino?  He's just a chop shop artist that steals other peoples movies, strips out everything good about them (character development, story, etc.), and adds a bunch of over the top language and violence.  All style, absolutely zero substance.  He's never had an original idea in his damn life.

Wink Rez Dogs was great though.
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I think Tarantino's brilliant at what he does. If it's just style he endures, he's the classiest in my book. Smile 
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Originally posted by Dean

From the list Lynch. From not the list, Terry Gilliam...


I agree wholeheartedly.
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