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

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jim_K, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Greatest Director's & their Greatest Films - The Tournament

    Every year I seem to do a Director Tournament but this time I want to try something a little different.

    RULES {Revised}
    First step will be to nominate the participating Directors.

    Theatrical feature length films only - sorry. I know certain directors have made great mini-series, pilots, made-for TV movies, student films, music videos, etc. I want to concentrate only on theatrical releases otherwise this'll get way too muddled.

    I'll post up a Directors Filmography and you'll choose from 1 to 4 films maximum per Director. Choose the film or films that you'd want to represent that Director in the Tournament.

    The single film with the most votes will be the representative film for that Director.

    The last part of the tournament will have the Directors and their 1 film going head to head against each other.

    You'll be voting for the better film as well as the better Director (that film only).

    MASTER LIST

    FEDERICO FELLINI - (8 1/2)
    STANLEY KUBRICK - (2001: A Space Odyssey)
    AKIRA KUROSAWA - (Seven Samurai)
    ORSON WELLES - (Citizen Kane)

     
  2. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll nominate some of the obvious choices:

    Stanley Kubrick
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Akira Kurosawa
    Ingmar Bergman

    I've only seen 4 Bergman films so far, but I absolutely love them and am going to try to see a lot more.


    Anyone wanna bet this comes down to 2001 vs. either Seven Samurai or Rear Window?
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Robert Zemeckis
    John Hughes
    Chris Columbus
    Barry Levinson

    (I'll leave the other obvious nominations to someone else.) [​IMG]
     
  4. Jan H

    Jan H Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    John Boorman
    Billy Wilder
    Woody Allen
    John Ford
     
  5. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Second:

    Woody Allen
     
  6. Rand

    Rand Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    William Wyler
    John Huston
    Howard Hawks
    George Stevens

    Second:

    John Ford
    Billy Wilder
     
  7. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:

    Michael Curtiz
    Robert Wise
    David Lean
    Fritz Lang

    Second:
    Stanley Kubrick
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Third:
    John Ford
    Billy Wilder

    - Walter.
     
  8. rhett

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    Nominate:
    John Carpenter
    Peter Bogdanovich
    Michael Mann
    Joel Coen
     
  9. Pat Ford

    Pat Ford Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Jean Luc Godard
    David Lynch
    Federico Fellini
    Martin Scorsese

    Second:
    Coen Bros.
    Akira Kurosawa

    Third:
    Woody Allen
    Stanley Kubrick
    Alfred Hitchcock
     
  10. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Second:
    David Lynch
    Martin Scorsese

    Third:
    Coen Bros.
     
  11. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Well-Known Member

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    Nominate:
    Sam Raimi
    Steven Spielberg
    John Woo

    Second:
    Fritz Lang
    John Carpenter
    Robert Zemeckis

    Dammit, only seen 7 by Steven Soderberg and Kennth Branagh. Someone help me out?
     
  12. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I just re-read the rules. I guess that means my Bergman nomination doesn't count? Can I second or third if someone else nominates?
     
  13. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    I've got your back Chuck

    Nominate
    Ingmar Bergman
    Werner Herzog
    Eric Rohmer

    Third
    David Lynch
    Kurosawa
    Scorsese

    Second
    Godard
    Fellini

    8 films is tough, I can't nominate Fassbinder, Murnau, Bunuel, Preston Sturges, Eisenstein, Ozu, or any of the more recent world directors.
     
  14. ChuckDeLa

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    Now I'm getting paranoid and checking my other noms...

    Kubrick - 10
    Hitchcock - 26
    Kurosawa - 12

    Allen - 24
    Lynch - 5
    Scorsese - 9
    Coen - 7 (but I own Man Who Wasn't There and can try to watch it this weekend)

    Do I have to withdraw my second for Lynch and third for Coen?
     
  15. Brook K

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    I didn't think you had to have seen 8 for the purposes of 2nd's and 3rd's, otherwise I'll have to withdraw my Godard 2nd and Lynch 3rd since I've only seen 7 from each.
     
  16. Lew Crippen

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    I have not seen eight of most of the director’s that I’d like to nominate.(e.g. Dreyer, Wong, Antonioni and Buñeul). But I can help Chuck out.

    Nominate:

    Ingmar Bergman
    Preston Sturges
    Robert Altman
    Frank Capra



    Second Chuck's question as to seconds & thirds? Do we have to have seen eight in order to second/third?
     
  17. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Well I get one nomination back with Bergman. Brook got that while I was trying to decide if I’d seen eight by Sturges. (I have—so I’ve got your back, Brook).

     
  18. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    At least I can

    Second:

    Ingmar Bergman
     
  19. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    Tough conditions, Jim, but a very fine idea. [​IMG]
     
  20. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Well-Known Member

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    I nominate only two for now:
    • Andrei Tarkovsky - yes, yes, you may think he only made seven films... but you're obviously forgetting his student film "Steamroller and Violin", which I've also seen! (And another of his student films, "The Killer", will soon be out as a "special feature" on an upcoming Criterion DVD).
    • Luis Buñuel
     

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