Movies Directors like

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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.
     
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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.
     
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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).
     
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    That was great Vickie! Thanks!
     
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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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    What!! Not one of them listed Dude, Where's My Car??!?! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks a lot Vickie! [​IMG] You always find the most interesting items.
     

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