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What director has never dissapointed you?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Holadem, May 7, 2002.

  1. Rob Tomlin

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    "Never" is the key word here. Even Scorsese has disappointed me (New York, New York anyone?). Yet, his remaining films have not disappointed me at all!

    Kubrick and Hitchcock also come close to "never" disappointing.
     
  2. DonaldB

    DonaldB Supporting Actor

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    Luis Bunuel

    Alain Resnais

    Tsai Ming-Liang

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien

    Carl-Theodor Dreyer

    Alexander Sokurov

    Bruno Dumont

    Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

    Andrei Tarkovsky
     
  3. DanaA

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    I'd say Hitchcock, Kubrick, and the Coen brothers.
     
  4. Kevin M

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    Almost none, they all have had at least one film that I didn't like.

    Maybe...Sam Raimi, M. Night Shyamalan or Quentin Tarantino but Shyamalan and Tarantino don't have many films under their belts to make it a fair judgment yet.
     
  5. Matt Pelham

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    The two I can think of have both recently had mega blockbuster movies, neither of which were disappointing in the least.

    Sam Raimi

    Peter Jackson

    Although neither has a large quantity of movies, the ones they have done are all very good.
     
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    So far, Neil Labute's doing great!
     
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    I, uh, um, well, it's hard--people laugh--but, uh ... oh, hell: Stanley Kubrick.
     
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    None have never disappointed me.

    Kubrick made The Shining, which I maintain is quite a bad movie. Full Metal Jacket is no masterpiece either.

    Hitchcock failed to impress me with Marnie.

    Scorsese must have been on something when he made New York, New York.

    There are a few directors I could name whose entire career output I have not seen, but have liked the few I have seen. I'm fairly confident, though, that if I made a point of seeing all of their films, some would be disappointing.

    But if I were to use Jay's "at least 5" criteria, I could write a very long list.
     
  10. Jay E

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    Many people are picking Hitchcock. I wonder if they have seen all of his sound films. Under Capricorn, The Paradine Case, Stagefright, Jamaica Inn & Topaz are a few of his films that, IMO, don't live up to the majority of his other films. Hitchcock himself has made some disparaging remarks about some of these films.
     
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    Quentin Tarantino

    James Cameron

    Cameron Crowe

    Robert Zemeckis
     
  12. Jon Robertson

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    Stanley Kubrick - every one of his films from Killer's Kiss to Eyes Wide Shut just makes me fall in love with cinema all over again...
     
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    None.
     
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    So far Coppola, Hitchcock, Minghella
     
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    Cameron, Fincher, Tarantino, Lasseter, Miyazaki.
     
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    John Ford

    Orson Welles

    David Lynch

    Robert Altman

    Stanley Kubrick
     
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    I think there is probably only one director who has truly never made a disappointment. Sergio Leone.
    I'll also add Joel Coen, since I've never seen The Hudsucker Proxy.
     
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    Here's a few that haven't been mentioned:
    Sidney Lumet
    Adrian Lyne
    Michael Mann
    Paul Schrader (Maybe a better writer [Taxi Driver, Rolling Thunder, Raging Bull, Blue Collar, American Gigolo] than director but he rarely disappoints)
    Peter Weir
     

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