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  1. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    1.Mizoguchi
    2.Renoir
    3.Hitchcock
    4.Tarkovsky
    5.Kubrick

    (not forgetting Kurosawa, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ophuls, Welles, Bergman, Godard, Scorsese, Spielberg, Ford, Kiarostami, Fellini, Bunuel, Hawks, Ozu, Bresson, Powell, Rohmer, Lean, Truffaut, Lynch, Chaplin, Griffith, Von Sternberg...)
     
  2. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    Akira Kurosawa
    Stanley Kubrick
    Ingmar Bergman
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    F.W. Murnau
    Luis Bunuel
    Carl Th. Dreyer
    Eric Rohmer
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Jean-Luc Godard

    I think it changes every day [​IMG]
     
  3. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Current favorites are:

    Anh Hung Tran
    Akira Kurosawa
    Ingmar Bergman
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Stanley Kubrick
    Terry Gilliam
    Werner Herzog
    David Lynch
    Wes Anderson
    Ming-liang Tsai
    Woody Allen
    Martin Scorsese

    It's worth noting that the only ones on this list who I've seen every movie by are Tran and Anderson, and they only have 3 each. For Bergman and Herzog I've less seen than half of their work, but I've really loved what I've seen.

    As I see more of their work, I strongly suspect Cocteau, Mizoguchi, Ozu and Bunuel will be considered among my favorites.
     
  4. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    Good to see Tran Anh-Hung on your list. I greatly enjoyed all 3 of his films i've seen. The Scent of Green Papaya is elegant, contemplative and beautiful, Cyclo (delicate, deadly, delirious) shows great cinematic flair, and At the Height of Summer is a lovely gentle drama, with gorgeous colours. I've managed to persuade our film society to screen it. I look forward to much more by him.
     
  5. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    Don't know about greatest but the following are my personal favorites:

    Coen Brothers
    Steven Soderbergh
    Quentin Tarantino
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Stanley Kubrick
    Akira Kurosawa
    Martin Scorsese
    John Carpeneter (earlier work)
     
  6. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

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    John Carpenter
    Steven Spielberg
    John Hughes
    James Cameron
    Paul Verhoeven
    Wes Craven
    Richard Donner
    David Cronenberg
    Ridley Scott
    Robert Zemeckis
     
  7. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    No.1 - Alfred Hitchcock
    No.2 - David Lean

    and the rest in no particular order...

    Stanley Kubrick
    Steven Spielberg
    Martin Scorsese
    John Ford
    Howard Hawks
    Michael Curtiz
    William Wyler
    Peter Jackson
     
  8. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    Akira Kurosawa (my new favorite passing Scorsese)
    Marty Scorsese
    David Lean
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Stanley Kubrick

    other favs:

    Coen Brothers
    Jim Jarmusch
    Werner Herzog
    Quentin Tarantino
     
  9. Cary T

    Cary T Screenwriter

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    These are my favorites:

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Wong Kar-Wai
    Akira Kurosawa
    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Hiyao Miyazaki
    Cameron Crowe
    Woody Allen
    Ingmar Bergman
    Lynne Ramsay
    Pedro Almodovar
     
  10. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    kurosawa
    hitchcock
    zhang yimou
    gilliam
    wong kar wai
    coen brothers
    fellini
    woody allen
    scorsese
    kieslowski
    miyazaki
    tarantino
    spielberg
    david mamet
    sergio leone
    david fincher
     
  11. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    kurosawa
    hitchcock
    zhang yimou
    gilliam
    wong kar wai
    coen brothers
    fellini
    woody allen
    scorsese
    kieslowski
    miyazaki
    tarantino
    spielberg
    david mamet
    sergio leone
    david fincher
    cameron crowe
     
  12. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    Stanley Kubrick
    Akira Kurosawa
    Francis Ford Coppolla (Has 3 films in my all-time Top 10,2 in my top5)
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Steven Speilberg (gotta give it to him Jaws,SPR,SL,CEOFTK,ROTL)
    Martin Scorcese
    Segio Leone
    Oliver Stone
    Hiyao Miyazaki
    Joel Coen
     
  13. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Unordered and changeable:

    ·Kubrick
    ·Hitchcock
    ·Dreyer
    ·Buñuel
    ·Godard
    ·Wong Kar-Wai
    ·Kurosawa
    ·Wilder
    ·Sturges
    ·Fellini

    And many, many more.
     
  14. Simon_Lepine

    Simon_Lepine Supporting Actor

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    Asl me in 5 minutess and I'll probably give you a totally different list, but here are my 10 favorites, not what I consider the 10 best:

    - Hitchcock
    - Dreyer
    - Truffaut
    - Carpenter
    - Bresson
    - Wilder
    - Carne
    - Welles
    - Kurosawa
    - Scorsese
     
  15. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

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    My ten favorites (as of today):


    1. Stanley Kubrick
    2. Billy Wilder
    3. Woody Allen
    4. Steven Spielberg
    5. Akira Kurosawa
    6. Martin Scorsese
    7. Alfred Hitchcock
    8. Ingmar Bergman
    9. Howard Hawks
    10. John Ford
     
  16. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    No love for antonioni? [​IMG]

    In order!
    1. lean
    2. truffaut
    3. bunuel
    4. hitchcock
    5. welles
    6. antonioni
    7. fellini
    8. kubrick
    9. kurosawa
    10. renoir

    11. de sica
    12. bresson
    13. bergman
    14. wong kar-wai
    15. godard
    16. kieslowski
    17. lang
    18. chaplin
    19. dreyer
    20. rohmer
    21. wilder
    22. lynch
    23. francis ford coppola
    24. tarkovsky
    25. tarantino
    26. kiarostami
    27. ozu
    28. almodovar
    29. yang zimou
    30. ivory
    31. spielberg
    32. miyazaki
    33. crowe
    34. ming-liang Tsai
    35. ray
    36. lubitsch
    37. berri
    38. sturges
    39. scorsese
    40. carne
    41. reed
    42. polanski
    43. yimou zhang
    44. griffith
    45. allen
    46. frears
    47. ang lee
    48. daldry
    49. ford
    50. hanson
    51. sofia coppola
    52. powell
    53. jonze
    54. cukor
    55. minghella
    56. nolan
    57. dardenne & dardenne
    58. kusturica
    59. clair
    60. jackson

    yet to see films directed by marnau, cockteau, ophuls, mizoguchi, tran, herzog ...
     
  17. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    Only 1 other vote for Renoir, and none for Mizoguchi (so far)!!!
     
  18. Tanja

    Tanja Agent

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    1. capra
    2. lubitsch
    3. wilder
    4. hitchcock
    5. hawks
    6. crowe
    7. spielberg
    8. stevens
    9. Lang
    10.ford
     
  19. Scott_MacD

    Scott_MacD Supporting Actor

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    Alfred Hitchcock
    Steven Spielberg
    Akira Kurosawa
    Fritz Lang
    Billy Wilder
    John Huston
    Oliver Stone
    Martin Scorsese
    Ken Loach
    Federico Fellini
     
  20. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

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    coen brothers
    kubrick
    hitchcock
    pt anderson

    CJ
     

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