What director has never dissapointed you?

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  1. Holadem

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    My favorite, Spielberg has come out with a few duds (Amistad anyone?). But I have never seen a James Cameron movie I didn't absolutely love: T, T2, Abyss, Aliens, True Lies, Titanic.
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  2. Tommy G

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    Hitchcock - although there are a couple I have not seen (Torn Curtain, Topaz and Rope)

    Wilder - again a couple not yet seen
     
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    Akira Kurosawa (only seen 12 of his films)

    Neil LaBute

    Christopher Guest (haven't seen Almost Heroes... which is allegedly awful)

    John Waters
     
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    Kevin Smith

    David Fincher
     
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    Directors with at least 5 films:

    Martin Scorcese

    Stanley Kubrick

    Mike Leigh

    Coen Brothers
     
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    Using the at least 5 criterion:

    Kurosawa

    Kubrick

    Bunuel

    Carl Th. Dreyer

    John Sayles

    Chaplin
     
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    Stanley Kubrick

    Akira Kurosawa

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Martin Scorcese

    Joel Coen

    Oliver Stone was my recent favorite during the late 80s - mid 90s(Platoon - Nixon), but his last 2 efforts U-Turn and Any Given Sunday werent so great.Hopefully Alexander The Great and his WW2 films will be better.
     
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    To choose one: Steven Spielberg. Everything I've seen from Raiders of the Lost Ark to A.I. I have loved. I haven't had a chance (or misfortune) to see his supposed failures.
     
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    John Sayles is the only one I can think of offhand...
     
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    Terry Gilliam

    M. Night Shyamalan

    David Fincher
     
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    Ed Wood Jr. Never less than highly entertaining. . .for me, anyhow.
     
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    The only director that comes close would be Oliver Stone. The only film that really dissapointed me was U-Turn.
     
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    David Fincher

    Wes Anderson

    Kevin Smith

    John Lasseter

    Steven Soderbergh

    James Cameron

    Bryan Singer
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock.

    I've seen Rebecca, Notorious, Rope, North By Northwest, The Trouble With Harry, Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, I Confess, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dial M For Murder, and Marnie. None of these have let me down.

    I also have never been let down by Sir David Lean, Frank Capra, or Sir Charles Chaplin. (I've seen every post-The Gold Rush film of Chaplin's except for A Countess in Hong Kong and the last 1/2 of A King of New York)
     
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    Coen, Fincher, Singer, Shyamalan, Gilliam, Raimi, PT Anderson
    Sorry to just repeat other people's choices. It's not my fault you guys have such good taste. [​IMG]
     
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    My two favorite directors by far are Hitchcock and Wilder. But I like them so much, that I've seen all their work, and hence have indeed been disappointed. The best director I haven't been disappointed in is John Lasseter.
     
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    sam mendes [​IMG]
     
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    Great thread, here's my picks...
    James Cameron
    Sam Raimi
    Kevin Smith
    George Lucas
    The Farrelly Bros
    Robert Zemeckis
    John McTeirnan
    Richard Donner
    Joe Dante
    Phil Alden Robinson
    Jan DeBont (yes, I even liked The Haunting [​IMG])
    And I just have to mention Steven Speilberg even though I didn't care for 'A.I.'
     
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    Tarantino[​IMG]
     
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    David Fincher

    Krzysztof Kieslowski

    Stanley Kubrick

    Atom Egoyan

    Quentin Tarantino

    Steven Spielberg (although, there always is Temple of Doom...)

    Cameron Crowe

    David O. Russell

    Kevin Smith (Mallrats almost knocks him off this list though)
     

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