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Favourite directors
« on: December 30, 2008, 03:06:00 pm »
Does anyone here have a favourite film director?

Darren Aronofsky is one of my favourites. Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and the Fountain are 3 of my favourite movies (I like my films a bit dark). He's also meant to be directing a Robocop remake. :thumbsup:

Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu are another two good ones. Anyone else whose work is worth looking out for? The less well known and mainstream the better.

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 03:10:47 pm »
Renoir

Almodovar

Waters

Soderbergh

EDIT: Forgot

Luhrman

Demme

Lynch
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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 03:12:38 pm »
I have to say that I really like David Lynch - Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive in particular.

Others would be Woody Allen (not many of his recent films though), Hitchcock, Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson.
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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 03:15:16 pm »
Michael Curtiz.  He directed classics like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca, The Sea Hawk and The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex.

Also:

John Huston
Akira Kurosawa
Spike Lee
Clint Eastwood

(I'm aware that the latter two don't like each other much at the moment but I do)

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 03:36:05 pm »
Richard Linklater (esp. Befores Sunrise and Sunset)

Kevin Smith (the first few anyway)

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2008, 03:37:02 pm »
Considering just how good the original Night of the Hunter is, it's a great shame that Charles Laughton didn't direct more films.

+1 to Kevin Smith too

ChrisO

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 03:46:05 pm »

Jim Jarmusch I think would be one of the few that would make me see a film just because he directed it. Stranger Than Paradise is in my top ten of all time.

Other than that I like:
Hal Hartley
Hitchcock
The Cohen brothers

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 03:49:20 pm »
Wes Anderson.
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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 03:52:01 pm »
Wim Wenders
Working my way up to inferior.

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 03:53:09 pm »
Terrence Malick
Stanley Kubrick

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 03:57:36 pm »
Wayne Wang, if only for the work he did with Paul Auster that resulted in 'Smoke' and 'Blue in the Face'

Jim Jarmusch does a great improvised cameo in the latter if you haven't seen it ChrisO

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008, 03:59:27 pm »
Hitchcock
Coen Bros
Terry Gilliam
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ChrisO

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008, 04:19:08 pm »
Wayne Wang, if only for the work he did with Paul Auster that resulted in 'Smoke' and 'Blue in the Face'

Jim Jarmusch does a great improvised cameo in the latter if you haven't seen it ChrisO

Oh yes, forgotten those - excellent.


Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 04:19:24 pm »
Peter Weir

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008, 05:10:35 pm »
Jean-Pierre Jeunet

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008, 05:12:45 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2008, 05:27:27 pm »
Kristof Kieslowski's death was a sad loss to the world of cinema.

Aki Kaurismaki makes some bone-dry humour Finnish films

Almodovar is wackily wonderful

Bigas Luna is also good.

Ken Loach is excellent

Who made Local hero? S/he deserves a mention...

Michael Winner   ;)
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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2008, 05:31:45 pm »
Who made Local hero? S/he deserves a mention...

Bill Forsyth - also did Gregory's Girl.

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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2008, 05:32:17 pm »
John Courage.
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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2008, 05:37:49 pm »

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2008, 06:24:13 pm »
John Courage.

Had my first pint of that for 20+ years last night. Mediocre. Nice barmaid though...
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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2008, 06:26:58 pm »
John Courage.
Filthy stuff  :sick:

Yes, but name another brewery that makes Directors.

If the thread title had been "Favourite Ales" there would have been a lot more choice.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2008, 06:37:40 pm »
Ridley Scott.

Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2008, 06:48:58 pm »
John Badham, for some of the cheesiest and most enjoyable 80s movies.

He also did Saturday Night Fever in the 70s, if you like that sort of thing.
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Re: Favourite directors
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2008, 06:52:30 pm »
John Badham, for some of the cheesiest and most enjoyable 80s movies.

He also did Saturday Night Fever in the 70s, if you like that sort of thing.

Wargames was on this afternoon :thumbsup: