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Peckham 8:48 Tue Mar 31
Favourite Film Directors
Sergio Leone going back in time. Created a genre. Boosted the career of Clint Eastwood. Apparently turned down the offer to direct the Godfather.

Recent times - Since Million Dollar Baby, have loved Clint Eastwoods films.

All time steady family orientated genre has to be Spielberg.

Martin Scorsese I can´t forgive for the Irishman. Anyone who has read the original book by Charles Brandt would agree. But then look back at Cape Fear, Casino,Raging Bull,Goodfellas etc etc etc. His Filmography is not short a few good films.

My favourite backing British is Danny Boyle - Going years back to the Beach, Trainspotting, Slumdog, Shallow Grave. In 2004 he directed a beautiful family film called Millions.

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jack flash 10:18 Thu Apr 9
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Stanley Kubrik
Alfred Hitchcock

The only two in my lifetime that were excellent

Very few film directors after them learnt anything from the films they made and only about 1% of films after their time are worth watching

Special effects, Americans with guns, swearing, over dramatic American gush and cars going off cliffs do not make for good films

gank 2:36 Thu Apr 2
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Kevin Smith

Schnoogens

only1billybonds 2:22 Thu Apr 2
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Scorsese

Oliver Stone.

Spielberg.

Goodfellas. Platoon. Schindlers List.

One from each of them that would make them legends even if they had done nothing else.

BRANDED 1:43 Thu Apr 2
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Brian De Palma

Hammers1993 11:58 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
That would be Tony Scott, Ridley's brother.

Eerie Descent 11:56 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Whoever did True Romance.

Hammers1993 11:54 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Oh a movie I left off for David Fincher.. Zodiac.

If you have time, read nothing about the true story going in and watch with fresh eyes if you can. Very good thriller.

Hammers1993 11:51 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Top 5 would have to be:


Christopher Nolan

Every single one of his movies have been great, with a large majority being exceptional. Best current working Director and cannot wait to see Tenet, whenever we finally do get the chance. It is currently still set for July but surely that will be pushed back.


Martin Scorcese

Goodfellas is in my top 5 movies of all time, not to mention all of his other work, and with Wolf of Wall Street in recent times showing he is still as sharp.


Denis Vilenueve

Prisoners is what really made me a fan, exceptional tense movie. This made me check out his other work such as Enemy and Incendies, among others. Can't wait to see Dune and his take on it. Blade Runner 2049 was quality as well and shows he can take something that is highly regarded and give it respect whilst creating his own stamp on things.


David Fincher

Thinking about it, I don't think I've seen a movie of his which I haven't liked. Obviously Se7en and Fight Club are what he is probably most known for but I thought The Social Network was phenomenal. Aaron Sorkin writing there who is also the best in his department in my opinion. I even thought Gone Girl was really good and gripping.


Quentin Tarantino

Wasn't a massive fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but that last 20 mins was exceptional. Shame there wasn't more of that throughout. That being said I think Inglorious Basters is his best movie and when you have other titles such as Pulp Fiction, Resevoir Dogs and Django Unchained it's hard to not see him mentioned on best directors. He again is another good writer and the thing I love most is that you just know he doesn't pander to a studio. He is going to make HIS movie, regardless, and will stick to that vision and deliver it, which is why I still appreciate Once Upon a Time as it was a great piece of cinema.


Honourable mention as he hasn't been mentioned on this thread yet:


James Cameron

Whilst I can probably see why he hasn't been mentioned, the fact he held number 1 and 2 top as the highest grossing movies and has made Terminator, Terminator 2 (one of the best sequels/movie of all time), Aliens etc. he deserves a mention.

Far Cough 4:10 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Yeah I forgot to add Kurosawa to my list, seeing as I have about 10 of his directed movies

, 4:10 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
If you are a film buff try out some of the films directed by Peter Greenaway.

His films made in the 1980s are worth trying.
The Draughtman’s contract
A Zed and two noughts
The belly of an architect
Drowning by numbers
And The cook the thief his wife and her lover?

Swiss. 4:06 Wed Apr 1
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Billy Wilder
David Fincher
Denis Villneuve
Nolan
Nicholas Roeg
Tony Scott

Hammer I am 3:54 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Meadows, Wright, Nolan.


Bungo, I always find he writes amazing scenes but fucks up stitching them together

martinbritt_63 3:48 Wed Apr 1
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John Frankenheimer
William Friedkin

ironsofcanada 10:40 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Yeah Tarantino is weird and shamelessly steals (from Some very unique sources it must be said) and does not do subtle but he can write and craft a scene.

Bungo 10:33 Wed Apr 1
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I know he's supposed to be hugely derivative, but Tarantino has produced some incredible scenes.

E.g. Waltz looking for the Jews hiding under the floor in Inglourious Basterds and many others. Unbelievable tension.

Roby 8:44 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Tony Scott
Ridley Scott
Richard Donner
Tarantino
De Palma
Scorsese
John Carpenter
Shane Black
Spielberg

I know he’s not a director but most stuff released by the producer Joel Silver is great mainstream blockbusters - Predator, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Road House, The Matrix etc

Manuel 4:53 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
Reading through makes you realise how many top drawer British directors there have been. Think they have all been covered.

I'm a big fan of Mike Leigh and have pretty much seen all his films. And Shane Meadows, he did some less known ones like twenty four seven and Somers Time that are worth a watch.

Mad Dog 4:05 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
John carpenter has done some great films (the thing, big trouble, they live, prince of darkness)
Edgar Wright (cornetto trilogy)
Peter Jackson's early stuff
Coen brothers

arsene york-hunt 3:34 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
1. Kurosawa





2. Stanley Kubrik
3. Frederico Fellini
4. David Lean
5. Michaelangelo Antonioni
6. Ingemar Bergman

RBshorty 1:02 Wed Apr 1
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Michael Mann
John Carpenter
Ridley Scott.
If you want to go old school.
Akiwa Kurosawa
Sergio Leone.

zebthecat 12:42 Wed Apr 1
Re: Favourite Film Directors
mallard 10:54 Tue Mar 31

Memento is a fantastic film.
Don't get the Dark Knight at all.

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