who is your favourite movie director?

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  1. lokoyizone profile image68
    lokoyizoneposted 12 years ago

    can you tell your best movie director and why you think
    he/she is the best?

    1. kingbyname profile image59
      kingbynameposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely Alfred Hitchcock.  He understood better than anybody how to manipulate suspense and keep the viewer on the edge of his/her seat.  Take the scene in North by Northwest when Cary Grant is in the middle of nowhere.  Hitch has him standing, waiting for maybe five minutes and you know something's going to happen and still he makes you wait, pushing it to the edge, building the suspense until something finally happens.

  2. BrianFanslau profile image60
    BrianFanslauposted 12 years ago

    I like steven Spielburg myself. He has wonderful style and I love his camera angles and story telling abilities.

    1. futurenetads profile image66
      futurenetadsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      U r right dude .I'm a Big fan of Spielburg.

  3. lokoyizone profile image68
    lokoyizoneposted 12 years ago

    I like Steven Spielberg very much,and am very much thrilled by many
    of his movies.
    But what do you think about other great directors like Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Torro  and Tony Scott

  4. lrohner profile image72
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    Didn't FieryCJ ask this just a couple of weeks ago?

    1. lokoyizone profile image68
      lokoyizoneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      do you have to check before you can post a topic?

      1. lrohner profile image72
        lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely not, but it's just a topic we all answered not too long ago. So if you don't get an overwhelming response, you'll know why. Good question, though!

  5. lokoyizone profile image68
    lokoyizoneposted 12 years ago

    i don't know about that,  i did not check.

  6. lrohner profile image72
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    Oh, and my answer would absolutely be Francis Ford Coppola.

  7. Casey Teller profile image61
    Casey Tellerposted 12 years ago

    Big fan of Martin Scorcese movies. Has he ever made a flop?

  8. Gennifer profile image52
    Genniferposted 12 years ago

    I adore Russian director Nikita Michalkov.

  9. profile image0
    Sidney Rayneposted 12 years ago

    Guillermo del Toro is brilliant....Pan's Labyrinth was amazing.

    Favorite director....that is hard...Sam Raimi (Evil Dead series...not so much Spider-man), Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings was spectacular in regards to cinematography), Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch and Day Watch) and Coppola would have to be favorites...

  10. lokoyizone profile image68
    lokoyizoneposted 12 years ago

    how about the female directors?
    surely they should not be left out
    of the fray.

  11. chrissie123 profile image60
    chrissie123posted 12 years ago

    TIM BURTON all the way!!! I was always enchanted by his films. The nightmare before christmas is a beautiful classic. I cannot wait to see 9!!! (release date 9-9-09) how catchy! I'm literally jumping out of my skin waiting for his version of alice in wonderland.

  12. brodie8288 profile image55
    brodie8288posted 12 years ago

    Martin Scorsese. If you watch "Raging Bull", it is literally poetry in motion. Not to mention, he has made some of the greatest films of all time. His directing style is extremely polished and always new and beautiful to watch.

    Quentin Tarantino, P.T. Anderson, and Sergio Leone are honorable mentions as well.

  13. christophallen profile image60
    christophallenposted 12 years ago

    It's hard for me to pick just one, but a short list would include Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Anderson and Wong Kar Wai.

  14. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 12 years ago

    Akira Kurosawa.  That was easy big_smile

  15. shamelabboush profile image58
    shamelabboushposted 12 years ago

    I think Quentin Tarantino is one of the best...

  16. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I often know the directors whose movies I don't want to see, but with the kinds of movies I like I often have no idea of who the directors are.

  17. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 12 years ago

    Hayao Miyazaki is my fave filmmaker in general...I'm such a kid. :]

  18. THE LIP profile image59
    THE LIPposted 12 years ago

    From Those Dead I'd Say Raj Kapoor & From The Living It Has To Be Dev Anand & Mahesh Bhatt!!!

  19. swarnaw profile image60
    swarnawposted 12 years ago


  20. Megavitamin profile image78
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    I would say my favorites are Scorsese and Hitchcock for their genres.  John Hughes, Harold Ramis and Judd Apatow for comedy, even though they are writer/directors.

  21. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 12 years ago

    I'm going to have to go with Tim burton on this one

    1. Paradise7 profile image76
      Paradise7posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's the one for me, too.  He's out there far enough. big_smile:

  22. profile image0
    fierycjposted 12 years ago

    Besides myself...? wink

  23. theageofcake profile image60
    theageofcakeposted 12 years ago

    P.T. Anderson is probably my favorite contemporary director.  Guillermo del Toro is really good as well, but only has 2 movies that I believe really excel (Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth).  Peter Jackson has a fantastic directorial eye, but I fear he tends to be a tad bit too sensationalistic and superficial for my taste.

    Best of all time?  Probably Stanley Kubrick.  His best movies have a very signature style but are nothing alike (Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket).  He's truly legendary.

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    cosetteposted 12 years ago

    My favorite film director is Woody Allen, although others mentioned (Hitchcock and Kubrick) are wonderful too!

    1. theageofcake profile image60
      theageofcakeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Woody Allen is a good one.  You get a good idea of what a person is like when they make that choice, too.  :-)

  25. Below-average Joe profile image61
    Below-average Joeposted 12 years ago

    Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann.  Amazing storytellers.

  26. steffer profile image61
    stefferposted 12 years ago

    Steven Spielberg, tim burton and riddley scott.

    piece by piece master movie makers

  27. livelonger profile image90
    livelongerposted 12 years ago

    I love the Cohen brothers, Quentin Tarantino and, sometimes, Spielberg (Minority Report was his best IMHO). Woody Allen is hit-or-miss for me.

  28. stuart747 profile image59
    stuart747posted 12 years ago

    Ben Dover......... Only joking, will have to be Quentin Tarantino

  29. topgunjager profile image60
    topgunjagerposted 12 years ago

    Quentin Tarantino and Takashi Miike.


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