Who Are Your Favorite Directors?

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  1. Rob Tomlin

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    Generally speaking, the best way to know if I am going to enjoy a movie before seeing it is to know who the Director is. For example, if a movie was directed by Marty Scorsese, there is about a 99% chance that I am really going to enjoy the movie!

    My favorites are:

    1. Martin Scorsese

    2. David Lean

    3. Stanley Kubrick

    after those three, there are many that I like, but could not put in any particular order, such as Robert Altman, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and even Jim Jarmusch!

    Who are your favorite Directors?
     
  2. Tom-G

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    • Martin Scorsese
    • Stanley Kubrick
    • David Fincher
    • Woody Allen
    • George Lucas
    • Alex Proyas
    • Paul Thomas Anderson
    • James Cameron
    • Joel Coen
    • Tim Burton
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    - Stanley Kubrick
    - Stephen Spielberg
    - David Fincher
    - Tim Burton
    - Sam Raimi
    - Kevin Smith (he actually moved the camera in J&SBSB)
    - Dario Argento
    - Francis Ford Coppola
    - Rob Reiner

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  4. Greg_S_H

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    How about a rather obscure fellow called Alfred Hitchcock? [​IMG]
    Also, Howard Hawks, John Ford and John Huston ain't bad. Also, Buster Keaton.
     
  5. Matthew Chmiel

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    - Dario Argento

    - Kevin Smith

    - Stanley Kubrick

    - Alex Proyas

    - Paul Thomas Anderson

    - Wes Anderson

    - Martin Scorsese

    - David Fincher

    - Alfred Hitchcock

    - Cameron Crowe

    - Steven Speilberg
     
  6. Justin_S

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    David Cronenberg

    John Carpenter

    David Lynch

    Sam Raimi

    Dario Argento

    Martin Scorsese

    Clive Barker

    Roman Polanski

    Stanley Kubrick

    George Romero

    Peter Jackson

    Alfred Hitchcock
     
  7. Brad_W

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    In no particular order:
    Steven Speilberg (yes, I do like his directing)
    George Lucas (yes, I do like his directing)
    Dario Argento
    Peter Jackson
    Brian DePalma
    Robert Zemmeckis
    Martin Scorsese
    David Fincher
    Clive Barker
    Lucio Fulci
    Stanely Kubrick
    Sam Raimi
    James Cameron
    Ridley Scott
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Robert Wise
    Jay Roach
    Paul Verhoven (for the most part)
    Kevin Smith
    Oliver Stone
    George Romero
    David Cronenberg
    Mimi Leder
    David Lynch
    John Carpenter (for the most part)
    Hiroshi Inagaki
    Akira Kurosawa
    M. Night Shyamalan
    Just to name a few
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    Alfred Hitchcock

    Billy Wilder

    Steven Speilberg

    in that order.
     
  9. John Besse

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    Hmm, I find it odd that no one has mentioned Quentin Tarantino and only 2 people have mentioned Kevin Smith I also like George Lucas for giving us Star Wars and Indy!!!
     
  10. Brad_W

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    Curses! I knew I forgot someone!!

    Add Tarentino to my list!
     
  11. Alex Spindler

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    Let's give this a try
    Wes Anderson (just saw the second trailer for the Royal Tenenbaums. Looks to be genius)
    The Brothers Coen
    David Fincher (I mean, how do you get Seven, the Game, and Fight Club as a three for three? I wish to god he would reconsider The Black Dahlia)
    John Carpenter
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Sam Raimi
    Peter Jackson (Bad Taste just has me amazed. What a first effort)
    John Woo
    Ridley Scott
    Kevin Smith
    Lloyd Kaufmann ([​IMG])
     
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    1. Oliver Stone

    2. Francis Ford Coppola

    3. Stanley Kubrick

    4. Martin Scorsese

    5. Steven Speilberg
     
  13. Mark Dubbelboer

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    kEVIN Smith and Martin are my faves
     
  14. James RD

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    Alfred Hitchcock

    Martin Scorsese

    Stanley Kubrick

    Woody Allen

    Joel Coen

    David Cronenberg

    John Huston

    Sidney Lumet

    Steven Spielberg

    John Sayles

    Lawrence Kasden

    Hal Ashby

    Atom Egoyan

    Howard Hawks

    Quentin Tarantino

    Billy Wilder
     
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    Steven Spielberg
     
  16. SalMaglie

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    It'd be tough to have to squeeze this into a personal top 10 or some other manageable number. In alphabetical order:

    Frank Capra

    Roger Corman

    Wes Craven

    George Cukor

    Michael Curtiz

    Cecil B. De Mille

    Blake Edwards

    John Ford

    John Frankenheimer

    Terry Gilliam

    Howard Hawks

    Alfred Hitchcock

    John Huston

    Norman Jewison

    Elia Kazan

    Stanley Kubrick

    David Lean

    Sergio Leone

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz

    Mike Nichols

    Brian De Palma

    Franklin Schaffner

    Martin Scorsese

    George Stevens

    John Sturges

    Jacques Tourneur

    Orson Welles

    James Whale

    Billy Wilder

    Robert Wise

    Sam Wood

    William Wyler

    Fred Zinneman

    Foreign

    Akira Kurosawa

    Wolfgang Petersen

    Jean Renoir

    Federico Fellini

    Ingmar Bergman

    Louis Malle

    Francois Truffaut
     
  17. Sean Conklin

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    Probably Robert Zemeckis, Martha Coolidge, Michael Ritchie, Stephen Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, James Cameron and Brian DePalma.

    And all the directors of my favorite movies!
     
  18. Scott W.

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    Faves probably Hitch and Cameron.
    Scott
     
  19. Jason Whyte

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    Among my many favorites, in alphabetical order with my favorite film from that director also selected:
    Woody Allen -- Pretty much his entire catalog of films, but Interiors
    Paul Thomas Anderson - Magnolia
    Joel Coen - Fargo
    Francis Ford Coppola (in the 70's) - Apocalypse Now
    Cameron Crowe - Almost Famous
    Atom Egoyan - The Sweet Hereafter
    William Friedkin (in the 70's) - The French Connection
    Jules Dassin - Riffifi
    David Fincher - Fight Club
    Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Amelie
    Krystof Kielsowski - The Decalogue
    Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey
    John Lassiter - Toy Story
    Spike Lee - Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X
    Richard Linklater - Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused
    Baz Luhrmann - Moulin Rouge
    David Lynch - Mulholland Drive
    David Mamet - House of Games
    Martin Scorcese - Goodfellas
    Franklin J. Schaffner - Patton
    Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan
    Lars von Trier - Dancer In The Dark
    Michael Wadleigh - Woodstock
    Recent directors whose work I am admiring:
    Darren Aronofsky - Requiem For A Dream
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Amores Perros
    Rod Lurie - The Contender
    Scott McGehee and David Siegel - The Deep End
    Dominik Moll - With A Friend Like Harry
    Christopher Nolan - Memento
    Sean Penn - The Pledge
    Lea Pool - Lost and Delirious
    Gary Ross - Pleasantville
    Tim Roth - The War Zone
    Kevin Smith - Chasing Amy
    Todd Solondz - Happiness
    Terry Zwigoff - Ghost World
     
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    (in rough order)
    Michael Powell
    Emeric Pressburger
    David Lean
    Sidney J Furie
    Joel Coen
    Sam Raimi
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Akira Kurosawa
    Wes Anderson
    Jean Renoir
    Danny Boyle
     

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