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Greatest Director's & their Greatest Films - The Tournament


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#1 of 1165 Jim_K

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Posted January 31 2003 - 02:36 AM

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)


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#2 of 1165 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 31 2003 - 02:45 AM

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 of 1165 LukeB

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Posted January 31 2003 - 02:55 AM

Nominate:

Robert Zemeckis
John Hughes
Chris Columbus
Barry Levinson

(I'll leave the other obvious nominations to someone else.) Posted Image

#4 of 1165 Jan H

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Posted January 31 2003 - 03:02 AM

Nominate:

John Boorman
Billy Wilder
Woody Allen
John Ford

#5 of 1165 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 31 2003 - 03:05 AM

Second:

Woody Allen

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Posted January 31 2003 - 03:33 AM

Nominate:

William Wyler
John Huston
Howard Hawks
George Stevens

Second:

John Ford
Billy Wilder

#7 of 1165 Walter Kittel

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Posted January 31 2003 - 03:39 AM

Nominate:

Michael Curtiz
Robert Wise
David Lean
Fritz Lang

Second:
Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock

Third:
John Ford
Billy Wilder

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#8 of 1165 rhett

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Posted January 31 2003 - 04:40 AM

Nominate:
John Carpenter
Peter Bogdanovich
Michael Mann
Joel Coen
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#9 of 1165 Pat Ford

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Posted January 31 2003 - 05:03 AM

Nominate:
Jean Luc Godard
David Lynch
Federico Fellini
Martin Scorsese

Second:
Coen Bros.
Akira Kurosawa

Third:
Woody Allen
Stanley Kubrick
Alfred Hitchcock

#10 of 1165 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 31 2003 - 05:15 AM

Second:
David Lynch
Martin Scorsese

Third:
Coen Bros.

#11 of 1165 Jason Seaver

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Posted January 31 2003 - 05:29 AM

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?
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#12 of 1165 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 31 2003 - 05:31 AM

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 of 1165 Brook K

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:10 AM

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.
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#14 of 1165 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:22 AM

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 of 1165 Brook K

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:32 AM

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.
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#16 of 1165 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:37 AM

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?
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#17 of 1165 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:42 AM

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).

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


Yep, same problem. Oh well, everyone else is probably happy that I can’t put in Kiarostami and Wong Kar-Wai. Posted Image
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#18 of 1165 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:44 AM

At least I can

Second:

Ingmar Bergman

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#19 of 1165 Lew Crippen

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:46 AM

Tough conditions, Jim, but a very fine idea. Posted Image
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#20 of 1165 Rich Malloy

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Posted January 31 2003 - 06:56 AM

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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