Name Your Greatest Film Director and Why!

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    fierycjposted 14 years ago

    Directors kill me, no kidding. And its not just I'm an aspiring director or anything. Its in the way some of them convey these out-of-the-world experience thru visuals, and how they just blow you away with this artistic craft of scenery. I'm sorry, but honest to God, I don't have a favorite director. There're just so many good ones: Martin Scorcese, Francis Ford Copolla, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Stephen Spielberg, Brian De Palma, Matthew Vaughn, Zack Snyder, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Ethan & Joel Coen, Andy & Larry Wachowski, Tony and Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and many others. I know I've mentioned a lot of the important guys, but you could still name any of them and please state your reason, maybe reference a movie he or she directed. Greetings.

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      Jerome is goodposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      By far my favorite director is mel Gibson. My reasoning is that Gibson directed the Greatest movie the movie industrie has ever seen since it began. that is he directed the Passion of Christ.
      I also have a favorite band, that Illuminandi it is a, Catholic/Gothic/heavy metal, band. If you dont believe me visit my hub, <snipped - do not post links to your own hubs in the forums> .

    2. spiderpam profile image71
      spiderpamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      M. Night Shyamalan, hands down my favs of his included Lady in the Water, Signs, The Village and of course The Sixth Sense.

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        Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yes.  And he writes, too.  He has my vote for originality.

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          fierycjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I saw The Happening and I could say was, "what is this!". Shymalan is definitely the man.

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    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    Got to be Scorcese, fierycj.  Because it's all there--story, visuals, dialogue, sense of flow, strength, the dark New York streets thing--but also a sense of period and a light touch depending on the written source.  He is an auteur, but this doesn't overwhelm his movies when it shouldn't, unlike some others.

    How you can talk about Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino in the same paragraph, however, is beyond me!  Bleh!  I hated it, I hated it, I hated it--and I still hate his seminal 'masterpiece.'  Anybody remember what that might be by now?  Maybe?  Well, my point exactly, wink.

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      fierycjposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      oh c'mon Lita, don't hate Q so much. I admit his not too adept at depicting reality in his films, but you gotta give the guy ten points for breaking all the rules known to conventional directing and story-telling. It always kills me whenever a director is not too scared to break some rules. Cos, frankly, as an aspiring director, I have quite a few to break myself. Lol.

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        Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hey--It's cool to break the rules (most artists do some way or another), but it's the attention-getting whore mongering (excuse me--but that is what it is) that always bothers me.  He's on par with Jeff Koons, I'd say, in the visual world.

        And OK--credit for breaking rules.  But I think that's where it ends! I wouldn't call him a 'great' director.

    2. Shil1978 profile image85
      Shil1978posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Scorcese gets my vote - loved the Gangs of New York!!!

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    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    OH!  And the Coen Bros are brilliant purveyors of satire and dark comedy--they have my sense of humor down pat!  smile

  4. Sufidreamer profile image78
    Sufidreamerposted 14 years ago

    Hi Fiery and Lita

    I would have to say Kevin Smith - director of films such as Clerks, Mallrats and the excellent Dogma. He is an inspiration to independent film-makers everywhere, showing what can be done with an idea, a little creativity and no money! smile

    Peter Watkins is another one that I like - a good leftfield director, not afraid of breaking rules wink

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      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, yes, Sufi.  'Clerks.'  lol  And having no money is often the greatest seed for creativity.  Literally, that's why studios aren't paying big fat name actors who act like retarded spoiled brats--like Tom Cruise--like they used to.  They're on to the fact (oh, finally), that star-making does not an excellent movie or movie goers with $$ make!

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        Colebabieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Chasing Amy is my favorite smile

  5. sixfigurewriting profile image61
    sixfigurewritingposted 14 years ago

    They ALL learned (stole) from Kubrick. I can't believe no one's mentioned him. And Kurosawa.

  6. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 14 years ago

    I've always been a fan of Rod Howard.  Maybe its because I watched him grow up but from Splash to Angels and Demons, I don't think he's made a bad movie.  Besides he gets he mom, dad, and bother parts.

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      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If it wasn't for Ron his brother Clint wouldn't have a career.

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    homes88mposted 14 years ago

    It's gotta be Scorsese, I mean think of what he's done: Gangs of New York, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino, The Aviator, The Departed

    My other personal favorties are Clint Eastwood and Guy Ritchie

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    fierycjposted 14 years ago

    Sam Raimi. How could I forget that guy. Evil Dead still kills me.

  9. goldentoad profile image59
    goldentoadposted 14 years ago

    I would add Kubrick to my favorite's list.

  10. cashmere profile image78
    cashmereposted 14 years ago

    My vote's for Stephen Spielberg

  11. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 14 years ago

    Oh and for directors : Alfred Hitchcock, obvious
    Billy Wilder, some of his movies, aww man
    Steven Spielberg, obvious again
    Tim Burton, so amazing

  12. lumberjack profile image67
    lumberjackposted 14 years ago

    Sergio Leone
    Cecil B. DeMille

  13. sunstreeks profile image79
    sunstreeksposted 14 years ago

    M. Night Shyamalan and Kevin Smith are my favorites for very different reasons smile


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