Movies Directors like

Vickie_M

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I found this thread while poking around rec.arts.movies.past-films, and thought the lists presented were fascinating. Here are some of them.


Stanley Kubrick's list from 1963:

I Vitelloni
Wild Strawberries
Citizen Kane
Treasure of Sierra Madre
City Lights
Henry V
La Notte
The Bank Dick
Roxie Hart
Hell's Angels

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"These lists are taken from "Reel Facts - The Movie Book of Records" (Vintage Books, 1978). These were the responses these directors gave while participating in the Cinematheque Belgique Survey of 1952."


Robert Bresson

1. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
2. City Lights (Chaplin)
3. Potemkin (Eisentein)
4. Brief Encounter (Lean)
5. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
6. Man of Aran (Flaherty)
7. Louisiana Story (Flaherty)


Luis Buñuel

1. Underworld (Sternberg)
2. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
3. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
4. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
5. Portrait of Jennie (Dieterle)
6. Cavalcade (Lloyd)
7. White Shadows in the South Seas (Van Dyke)
8. Dead of Night (Cavalcantin, etc.)
9. L'Age d'Or (Buñuel)
10. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Le Roy)


Vittorio De Sica

1. Man of Aran (Flaherty)
2. The Kid (Chaplin)
3. La Chienne (Renoir)
4. Le Million (Clair)
5. L'Atalante (Vigo)
6. Kameradschadt (Pabst)
7. Storm Over Asia (Pudovkin)
8. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
9. Hallelujah! (Vidor)
10. La Kermesse Heroique (Feyder)


Carl Dreyer

1. Birth of a Nation (Griffith)
2. Arne's Treasure (Stiller)
3. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
4. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
5. Sous les Toits de Paris (Clair)
6. Quai des Brumes (Carne)
7. Brief Encounter (Lean)
8. Henry V (Olivier)
9. The Petrified Forest (Mayo)
10. Open City (Rossellini)


Elia Kazan

1. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
2. Aerograd (Dovzhenko)
3. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
4. Flesh and the Devil (Brown)
5. Open City (Rossellini)
6. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
7. Shoulder Arms (Chaplin)
8. Target for Tonight (Watt)
9. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
10. Marius, Fanny, Cesar (Pagnol)


David Lean

1. Intolerance (Griffith)
2. Variety (DuPont)
3. The Crowd (Vidor)
4. City Lights (Chaplin)
5. White Shadows in the South Seas (Van Dyke)
6. A Nous la Liberte (Clair)
7. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
8. Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne)
9. Le Jour se leve (Carne)
10. Citizen Kane (Welles)


Carol Reed

1. City Lights (Chaplin)
2. Ninotchka (Lubitsch)
3. Les Enfants du Paradis (Carne)
4. Gone With the Wind (Fleming)
5. La Ronde (Ophuls)
6. All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone)
7. La Kermesse Heroique (Feyder)
8. Variety (DuPont)
9. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
10. Pygmalion (Asquith)


King Vidor

1. Intolerance (Griffith)
2. Sunrise (Murnau)
3. Der letze Mann (Murnau)
4. The Big Parade (Vidor)
5. Brief Encounter (Lean)
6. Red Shoes (Powell-Pressburger)
7. Open City (Rossellini)
8. City Lights (Chaplin)
9. Citizen Kane (Welles)
10. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)


Orson Welles

1. City Lights (Chaplin)
2. Greed (von Stroheim)
3. Intolerance (Griffith)
4. Nanook of the North (Flaherty)
5. Shoe Shine (De Sica)
6. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
7. La Femme du Boulanger (Pagnol)
8. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
9. Stagecoach (Ford)
10. Our Daily Bread (Vidor)


Billy Wilder

1. Potemkin (Eisenstein)
2. Greed (von Stroheim)
3. Variety (DuPont)
4. The Gold Rush (Chaplin)
5. The Crowd (Vidor)
6. Grand Illusion (Renoir)
7. The Informer (Ford)
8. Ninotchka (Lubitsch)
9. The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler)
10. The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)

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"These lists - unless otherwise noted - are comprised from the 1992 Sight & Sound Poll and the 1995 Time Out Poll."

Pedro Almodovar
01. Journey to Italy
02. Leave Her to Heaven
03. Opening Night
04. The Apartment
05. To Be or Not to Be
06. El
07. The Rules of the Game
08. The Quiet Man
09. Out of the Past
10. North by Northwest

Allison Anders
01. All That Heaven Allows
02. Alice in The Cities
03. The Hours and Times
04. The Man From Laramie
05. Letter From and Unknown Woman
06. A Hard Day's Night
07. Woman on The Beach
08. Naked
09. The Age of Innocence
10. There's Always Tomorrow


John Carpenter
01. Only Angels Have Wings
02. Chimes at Midnight
03. Rio Bravo
04. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
05. Chinatown
06. Bringing Up Baby
07. The Searchers
08. The Exterminating Angel
09. Scarface (Hawks)
10. Vertigo

Jackie Chan
01. The General
02. City Lights
03. Rocky
04. War & Peace
05. Seven Samurai
06.Gone With The Wind
07. Jurassic Park
08. My Fair Lady
09. Pocketful of Miracles
10. Lawrence of Arabia


Federico Fellini
01. Maciste all'inferno
02. City Lights
03. Fra' Diavolo
04. Frankenstein (Whale)
05. Stagecoach
06. Paisan
07. 2001: A Space Odyssey
08. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
09.Toto e Peppino divisi a Berlino
10. Intervista

Atom Egoyan
01. Vertigo
02. Last Year at Marienbad
03. India Song
04. Wavelength
05. Color of Pomegranates
06. La Notte
07. Rosemary's Baby
08. Taxi Driver
09. La Dolche Vita
10. The Conversation


Jean Luc Godard.
From 1960 Cahiers du Cinema poll about the time he made Breathless.
01. Les Bonnes Femmes
02. The Savage Innocents
03. Give a Girl a Break
04. Sansho Dayu
05. Moonfleet
06. Nazarin
07. Poem of the Sea
08. Psycho
09. Le Testament d'Orphee
10. Tirez sur le pianiste

Terry Gilliam
01. Citizen Kane
02. Seven Samurai
03. The Seventh Seal
04. 8 1/2
05. 2001: A Space Odyssey
06. Sherlock Jr
07. Pinocchio
08. The Children of Paradise
09. One-Eyed Jacks
10. The Apartment

Peter Greenaway
01. Last Year at Marienbad
02. Breathless
03. La Notte
04. Rules of the Game
05. The Seventh Seal
06. Strike
07. Throne of Blood
08. Fellini's Cassanova
09. 8 1/2
10. The Maquise of O...

Krzysztof Kielowski
01. La Strada
02. Kes
03. A Condemned Man Escapes
04. 400 Blows
05. Citizen Kane
06. The Kid
07. Ivan's Childhood
08. Musicians
09. The Pram
10. Intimate Lightning

Martin Scorsese
Best of the 1990’s presented on Ebert’s show in 1999.
01. Horse Thief (1986)
02. The Thin Red Line (1998)
03. A Borrowed Life (1994)
04. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
05. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
06. Breaking the Waves (1996)
07. Bottle Rocket (1996)
08. Crash (1996)
09. Fargo (1996)
10. Heat (1995)

Andrei Tarkovsky
From the 1972 Sight and Sound Poll.
01. Le Journal d’un curé de campagne
02. Winter Light
03. Nazarin
04. Wild Strawberries
05. City Lights
06. Ugetsu Monogatari
07. Seven Samurai
08. Persona
09. Mouchette
10. Woman of the Dunes (Teshigahara)


John Woo
01. Citizen Kane
02. 2001: A Space Odyssey
03. Le Samourai
04. Lawrence of Arabia
05. Mean Streets
06. The Wild Bunch
07. The Godfather Part II
08. Seven Samurai
09. West Side Story
10. Raging Bull


Here are the sources:

The rampf thread

Favorite Films of Famous Directors (taken from Reel Facts)

Top 10 Films of Directors Around the World
 

Dome Vongvises

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Interesting lists. Of course, it would probably be more interesting to see what their hated films would be.

Thanks. Very interesting thread.
 

BarryS

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Very interesting. However, I was disappointed to see no list by Alfred Hitchcock. It would be interesting to know what films The Master was fond of.
 

Guy_K

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Good point, Dome. Or it would be interesting to see what their DVD collections consist of (those who are still living at least).
 

Viktor S

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Interesting indeed. Every list consists of a couple of true classics, but every single one is still very personal (except for John Woo's - who's list did he steel?). What's also interesting to see is that nobody becomes a great film maker without watching a loooot of films. It's evident that all of these fellows have done so.
 

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