Who is number one?
Greatest Director of All Time?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 18, 2022 10:19 PM|
Antonio Saboto Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 16, 2022 11:57 PM|
Shame on you, OP, for including Spielberg but not Fellini
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 16, 2022 11:59 PM|
Martin Scorsese is winning? How middlebrow. I'd say:
1: Akira Kurosawa
2: Orson Welles
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 17, 2022 12:01 AM|
How is Scorsese in the lead?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 17, 2022 1:17 AM|
Kubrick - every movie is a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the mind. I just wish he had made a few more.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 17, 2022 1:23 AM|
R1, your choices are right on the money. I never understood the love for Lean and Kubrick. Their films are boring, pretentious and ponderous.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 17, 2022 1:31 AM|
I’d put Fincher on the list instead of Nolan.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 17, 2022 1:37 AM|
And I’d add Paul Thomas Anderson as a choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 17, 2022 1:37 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 17, 2022 1:38 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 17, 2022 1:43 AM|
Ozu (By a mile)
Bresson (au hasard Balthazar alone puts him on any shortlist)
Jacques Demy (doesn’t REALLY belong, but his films are so joyous, it’s hard not to recognize him)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 17, 2022 1:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 17, 2022 1:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 17, 2022 1:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 17, 2022 1:55 AM|
Orson got some incredible performances on film (several are his own). I'm voting for him also for missed opportunities.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 17, 2022 1:56 AM|
Some worthies not in the poll:
Sjostrom Lubitsch Murnau Mauritz Stiller Truffaut
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 17, 2022 2:05 AM|
^^^ Don't know why the software put them all on one line.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 17, 2022 2:07 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 17, 2022 2:10 AM|
Chi Chi Larue
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 17, 2022 2:16 AM|
Kurosawa and Fellini
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 17, 2022 2:17 AM|
Hitchcock, he transcended eras.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 17, 2022 2:23 AM|
Blah Blah Blah
List Because I say So!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 17, 2022 2:42 AM|
No Robert Altman?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 17, 2022 2:46 AM|
R22, you forgot John List.
You forgot Tommy Wiseau.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 17, 2022 2:49 AM|
I love everything Almodovar.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 17, 2022 3:02 AM|
I love everything Antony Asquith,
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 17, 2022 3:07 AM|
Cinema wouldn't be where it is today without Fritz Lang.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 17, 2022 3:16 AM|
The world wouldn't exist today without Sergei Eisenstein.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 17, 2022 3:19 AM|
“ Lee has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, of which he has won three: Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Best Director for Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi, becoming the first non-white director to win the latter. For The Wedding Banquet and Sense and Sensibility, Lee won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival; for Brokeback Mountain and Lust Caution, he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Lee is one of four directors to win the Golden Lion twice and the sole filmmaker to have been awarded the Golden Bear twice. Lee has also been awarded Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globes and British Academy Film Awards, among others, and is the recipient of the Order of Brilliant Star, the second highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Taiwan.”
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 17, 2022 3:20 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 17, 2022 3:21 AM|
Your list is missing John Ford, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 17, 2022 3:39 AM|
Your list is missing the transvestite directors!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 17, 2022 4:13 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 17, 2022 5:15 AM|
Billy Wilder is by far the best director of all time — comedy, drama, farce, romance—he could do and did do everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 17, 2022 5:25 AM|
So many of my favorites are missing...
The already commented John Ford, Pedro Almodovar, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Altman, Charlie Chaplin, Billy Wilder and Jean Renoir are all close to the top of my list.
The ones on your list I agree with in spirit are Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hitchock and Stanley Kubrick. I love Martin Scorsese, but I don't know if he's one of the capital "G" greats - he's for sure in the upper echelon.
I'd also add pre-1968 Jean-Luc Godard before I'd say any other New Wave director (though I might agree with Truffaut and Rohmer and the terribly underrated Melville. Also, I feel the same about Demy/Renais/Varda as I do Scorsese). He made BREATHLESS, which pretty much birthed "modern" cinema. That alone cements him forever, but his other films of the early period are glorious - Contempt, Pierrot le Fou, Bande a Part, Alphaville, Une Femme est Une Femme, Vivre Sa Vie, Masculin Feminin.....just unbelievably influential on everything that followed.
Along with Godard, I'd also make a case for Luchino Visconti, Jean Cocteau, David Lynch, Wong Kar-Wai, Howard Hawks, John Waters, John Cassavetes, Abbas Kiarostami, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.
There were really so many impactful directors in the 20th century. Where has all the genius gone? Modern directors I can see achieving genius status are Paul Thomas Anderson, Francois Ozon, Wes Anderson, Robert Eggers, Jane Campion, Lars von Trier, Hong Sang-soo and Claire Denis.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 17, 2022 5:49 AM|
You MUST include this spasmodically-clever duo!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 17, 2022 8:23 AM|
Bergman absolutely. But why isn't my fave Sergey Eizenstein on the list?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 17, 2022 8:34 AM|
This thread is reminding me of all the magnificent film directors and I don’t think I can pick one to “be best”.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 17, 2022 5:59 PM|
I’d say Ang Lee
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 18, 2022 1:56 AM|
I'm waiting for the OP to start a new thread 'entitled 'Who is The Greatest Homosexual of All Time?'.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 18, 2022 7:19 PM|
R40 The answer is obviously Sir John Gielgud
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 18, 2022 9:09 PM|
No love for John Derek?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 18, 2022 9:11 PM|
R40 The answer is probably Tennessee Williams.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 18, 2022 9:12 PM|
No, R42, he was insufficiently homosexual for R40 and R41.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 18, 2022 9:13 PM|
Polanski should be on the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 18, 2022 9:54 PM|
[quote] Polanski should be on the list.
The list is stupid. This list is here to troll us.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 18, 2022 9:56 PM|
No mention of Coppola?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 18, 2022 10:19 PM|