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Posted By: ole-the-first
Subject: Another directors' poll
Date Posted: March 30 2013 at 20:51
Another poll about movie directors, here are some of my favourite ones (without Lynch & Kubrick).

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Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: March 30 2013 at 21:33
Nice list.

My top 5 would be:

1- Bergman
2- Buuel
3- Cronenberg
4- Von Trier
5- Lang

Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 01:17
Terry Gilliam

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I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 02:39
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Terry Gilliam

"You know what uranium is, right?
Its this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
Including some bad things.
But nobody talks about that."

Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 10:16
Tarkovsky over Bergman and Gilliam

Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: March 31 2013 at 20:24
Cronenberg and Polanski.


Posted By: Vompatti
Date Posted: April 03 2013 at 14:39
Tarkovsky by far although I do like them all.

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Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: June 07 2013 at 21:47

Bunuel's my all-time favorite film director.

Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: February 22 2015 at 14:45
Bunuel is the toughest because so few people today have seen anything to know what we're talking about. One should see "Viridiana", "The Exterminating Angel", "Belle du Jour" and at least "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoiisie". I personally like "El Gran Calavera" done way before all these and they show what is to come later, "Los Olvidados" is fantastic but I am not sure many folks today can see it.
Roman Polanski is ... a very clever director. Catch "Visions of Light" (about cinematographers) so you can have a better idea of what he does in his films.
Ingmar Bergman is a tough to watch because it is always so "deep", and film intelectuals think there is more meaning in those "thinking pauses" than there is acting or anything else. But there are gems here and there that are worth watching. The best of it all, was always Sven Nykvist's cinematography which made Ingmar's films look even better than they really were. On the hands of anyone else, I doubt that Ingmar would have been as acclaimed.
Terry Gilliam is by far the director I like the most for the past 20 years. Before that, it was Nicolas Roeg.

... none of the hits, none of the time ... now you know what the art is all about!

Posted By: Kayleur
Date Posted: February 22 2015 at 15:03
Though I would be hesitant to call von Trier's series, The Kingdom, a classic, it certainly is much , much recommended (by myself at least.)

The best movies are one of three things:
1/ about personal honour
2/ food
3/ somehow blending comedy with melancholia...successfully

Kingdom is #3 formula.

I have not experienced any of Trier's other work because, frankly, the themes explored seem rather common. Anything to recommend?

By the way - excellent director choices there ,Moshkito! (But I would not have included Cronenberg)

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