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Who is favorite movie director?

Mine is Christopher Nolan, I love almost all of his movie concepts. His movies are almost always intriguing. Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 3304/21/2013

Woody Allen

by Anonymousreply 104/20/2013

John Hughes

by Anonymousreply 204/20/2013

David Lynch. Intelligent, offbeat, dark humor, scary.

by Anonymousreply 304/20/2013

Corbin Fisher

by Anonymousreply 404/20/2013

Douglas Sirk.

by Anonymousreply 504/20/2013

Tie between Woody Allen and John Cassavetes.

by Anonymousreply 604/20/2013

Roman Polanski and Alexander Payne.

by Anonymousreply 704/20/2013

William Wyler and Sidney Lumet.

by Anonymousreply 804/21/2013

Wes Anderson

by Anonymousreply 904/21/2013

Scorsese (The King of Comedy, After Hours, Goodfellas, Casino, Taxi Driver, George Harrison: Living in the Material World...)

and Alfred Hitchcock (North By Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho, Notorious, Dial M For Murder, Rear Window, To Catch A Thief, Rebecca...)

by Anonymousreply 1004/21/2013

Herschell Gordon Lewis

by Anonymousreply 1104/21/2013

I like Paul Thomas Anderson movies a lot. Very character driven and visually very stunning. I think he is one of the few who still insist on using film instead of digital. Usually the best acting you see is in his movies.

Nolan is a very technically driven director, but I don't think he is interested in characters or even working with top actors that much. Everybody was raving about TDR, but to me the most interesting part of the movie was Heath Ledger.

by Anonymousreply 1204/21/2013

Preston Sturges

by Anonymousreply 1304/21/2013

The OP apparently is 14 years old. Nolan is more a video game presenter than a serious director.

Children don't expect much from films because they lack education, maturity, taste and understanding. But it's nice that the OP is starting to recognize that, for example, there is a job called director and that some of his favorite razzle-dazzle movies were assembled by one.

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by Anonymousreply 1504/21/2013

[quote]Children don't expect much from films because they lack education, maturity, taste and understanding. But it's nice that the OP is starting to recognize that, for example, there is a job called director and that some of his favorite razzle-dazzle movies were assembled by one.

Funny you should say that, R14. "Memento" was fairly groundbreaking and a film course I took in college even had students watch and discuss it during a segment on independent film. While Nolan's recent films have been overly-praised crap, I'd go as far as to say that Memento is one of the best films of all time.

by Anonymousreply 1604/21/2013

R14, what a way to voice your disagreement! How do you make & keep friends if you think & talk like that?

Personally, Chris Nolan isn't my favorite director, but i thought the OP made a nice statement about why he liked him, and Nolan certainly has made some intriguing films ..."Memento" & "Inception" are hardly empty blown-up video games (I would put "The Avengers" & "Transformers" in that category).

by Anonymousreply 1704/21/2013

Ang Lee, Woody Allen. Martin McDonagh, even though he has only made two films so far, I liked both. Like Woody Allen he also writes his own screenplays. And I think he's hot.

by Anonymousreply 1804/21/2013

Robert Altman

by Anonymousreply 1904/21/2013

Kubrick, Malick, Nichols, Scorsese, Wilder.

by Anonymousreply 2004/21/2013

Can we have a shout-out for Chi Chi Larue?

by Anonymousreply 2104/21/2013

It's amazing how Woody Allen is allowed to run on fumes at this stage in his career. Fact: For every Midnight in Paris, Match Point, or Vicki Christina Barcelona, there's a Scoop, To Rome With Love, and Anything Else. Every good film of his is cancelled out by 3 horrible films. And let's face it, his hits are merely triples...not home runs.

by Anonymousreply 2204/21/2013

Brian De Palma, Alfred Hitchcock, Bob Fosse, Pedro Almodovar

OP is clearly straight.

by Anonymousreply 2304/21/2013

How far back would you have to go to find a 15-year-old kid who saw two Woody Allen movies in a row that were really fantastic? I went to see Hollywood Ending when I was in high school and it took me about a decade to give him another chance.

by Anonymousreply 2404/21/2013

R24, I'd wager you'd have to go back to the 80s (Purple Rose of Cairo, Hanna and Her Sisters, Radio Days).

The first Woody Allen movie I ever saw was "Everyone Says I love You." I thought it was fairly entertaining, but technically speaking, his films between Bullets Over Broadway and Match Point were shit.

by Anonymousreply 2504/21/2013

Todd Solondz

by Anonymousreply 2604/21/2013

R17 Avengers was a bit (lot) more interesting than a videogame! I actually thought Inception was a bit pretentious and DiCaprios generic acting didn't give the movie much life.

by Anonymousreply 2704/21/2013

Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher

by Anonymousreply 2804/21/2013

I'd have to say a tie between Scorcese & Altman. I can watch an Altman movie a dozen times and always find something new. With Scorcese, he has such range. I mean, Age of Innocence & The Departed? My runner up would be Quentin Tarantino. I like the others well enough, Nolan, etc. but those are my choices.

by Anonymousreply 2904/21/2013

I loved Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, and I loved Midnight in Paris. Match Point was excellent. Annie Hall, Zelig, Hannah and Her Sisters. Woody has range, he has a definite style, and a POV.

Maybe you don't like him, but you can't deny his artistry. I could sit here and go thru his entire filmography and find many more instances of brilliance than failure. He was very prolific. So what if he had a few failures.

by Anonymousreply 3004/21/2013

Wong Kar-wai

by Anonymousreply 3104/21/2013

R22 you can say that of a lot of directors. Allen has a huge output and is bound to put out more stinkers, but proportionally many other directors are just as hit and miss.

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