Directors Greatest Director's & their Greatest Films - The Tournament

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  1. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Lean (as movies I prefer The Maltese Falcon, but I would have to say Lawrence was the greater directorial effort)
    Lang
    Kurosawa
    Kubrick
     
  2. Angelo.M

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    LEAN (what Brook said)
    LANG
    KUROSAWA
     
  3. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    JOHN HUSTON - (The Maltese Falcon) - I might give LOA cinematography, but certainly not direction.

    FRITZ LANG - (M) - but very, very tough

    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey) - easy, easy, easy
     
  4. ChuckDeLa

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    I suppose I'm just showing my own ignorance, but I don't understand what the big deal is about M.
     
  5. Bill J

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    DAVID LEAN - (Lawrence of Arabia)
    FRITZ LANG - (M)
    PHILIP KAUFMAN - (The Right Stuff)
    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey)
     
  6. Chris_Richard

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    DAVID LEAN - (Lawrence of Arabia)
    FRITZ LANG - (M)
    AKIRA KUROSAWA - (Seven Samurai)
    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey)
     
  7. Ric Bagoly

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    abstain (no Lawrence)

    Peter Jackson

    Akira Kurosawa

    Stanley Kubrick
     
  8. Pat Ford

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    DAVID LEAN - (Lawrence of Arabia)
    FRITZ LANG - (M)
    AKIRA KUROSAWA - (Seven Samurai)
    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey)
     
  9. Rain

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    DAVID LEAN - (Lawrence of Arabia) Although I like The Maltese Falcon better overall, you gotta give Lean the props for his remarkable efforts on LOA.

    FRITZ LANG - (M) Nothing for PJ at the Oscars; nothing for PJ here...nice effort, but nothing amazing.
     
  10. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    DAVID LEAN - (Lawrence of Arabia) over JOHN HUSTON - (The Maltese Falcon) 10-3

    FRITZ LANG - (M) over PETER JACKSON - (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) 11-3

    AKIRA KUROSAWA - (Seven Samurai) over PHILIP KAUFMAN - (The Right Stuff) 10-1

    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey) over ELIA KAZAN - (On the Waterfront) 10-2

    Round 3


    ROBERT ALTMAN - (M*A*S*H)
    vs.
    ROBERT WISE - (West Side Story)

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    MEL BROOKS - (Blazing Saddles)
    vs.
    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity)

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    LUIS BUNUEL - (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
    vs.
    JAMES WHALE - (Bride of Frankenstein)

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    FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA - (Apocalypse Now)
    vs.
    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     
  11. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     
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    WISE
    WILDER
    WELLES
     
  13. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Robert Wise—(West Side Story) Altman is by far the better director, but, for me M*A*S*H is one of his weaker efforts.

    Billy Wilder

    Luis Buñuel

    Orson Welles
     
  14. Jim_K

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    I disagree. Altman has been a very erratic Director throughout his career but M*A*S*H is one of his most accessible films (which I don't think is a bad thing).


    ROBERT ALTMAN - (M*A*S*H)

    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity)

    JAMES WHALE - (Bride of Frankenstein)
    The humor injected into this film is just as scathing as the Bunuel film.

    FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA - (Apocalypse Now) The Directorial efforts of Coppola on this film surpass Welles studio battles with CK.
     
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    ROBERT ALTMAN - (M*A*S*H)
    MEL BROOKS - (Blazing Saddles)
    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     
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    ROBERT WISE - (West Side Story)
    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity)
    Abstain
    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     
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    ROBERT ALTMAN - (M*A*S*H)
    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity)
    LUIS BUNUEL - (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)
    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     
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    Not too surprising around here, but very, very disappointing nevertheless.

    ROBERT WISE - (West Side Story) - very tough

    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity) - even tougher

    JAMES WHALE - (Bride of Frankenstein)

    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane) - with the Godfather films, it would have been different.
     
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    ROBERT WISE - (West Side Story)

    BILLY WILDER - (Double Indemnity)

    abstain

    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)
     

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