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Your favo[u]rite directors

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Orson Welles

Michael Powell

Sergio Leone

Francis Ford Coppola

Billy Wilder

Stanley Kubrick

Terry Gilliam

Ridley Scott (Back when he was good... wink)

Martin Scorsese

Alfred Hitchcock

...pretty much in that order.

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I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

For me the crucial things that determines the film are the story and screenplay, and in some cases visual design too (for example H.R. Giger for Alien; McQuarrie and Johnston for OT).

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

真実

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I don't believe the question was "Do you care about directors".

:P

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      I agree that the story and screenplay should be assigned maximum importance.

     But it takes a good director to translate it to the screen.

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So many great ones.

Spielberg, Scorcese, Hitchcock, and Kubrick are my definite favorites. Then there's guys like Kurosawa, Leone, Tarantino, Nolan, Anderson (both PT and Wes but much more so the former) that have always made great stuff. Then there's other greats like Wilder, Capra, Welles, Bergman, Hawks, etc. Man, I could spend all day listing my faves. I'll try to think of a more coherent list.

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        GL rates very high on my list.

        AmGraf and SW are the closest one could have gotten to perfect, for what they are and the extent they were financed. He should only direct movies with ridiculously low budgets, considering what is required. 

        He oversaw the California end of the directing in ESB, and supervised much of the overall directing of ROTJ.

        The PT was spectacular and an awesome technical achievement, though it had great inconsistencies with the OT in screenplay and FX.

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Ed Wood

Uwe Boll

Anthony C. Ferrante

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Kubrick

Tarantino

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TK-949 said:

Uwe Boll

 Dammit, I was going to say that.

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imperialscum said:

I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

...

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

 So basically, you like reading books.

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David Fincher

Paul Verhoeven

Christopher Nolan

Matthew Vaughn

Ethan & Joel Coen

David Cronenberg

Paul Thomas Anderson

John Carpenter

Guillermo del Toro

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TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

...

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

 So basically, you like reading books.

Not particularly.

真実

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I'm pretty sure this thread is for naming your favorite directors, not for saying whether or not you care about directors.

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Really there are too many to list here.  I will try to narrow down the list to something that will not take up half the page before posting here.

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imperialscum said:

TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

...

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

 So basically, you like reading books.

Not particularly.

 In that case, what you said was complete nonsense.

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TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

...

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

 So basically, you like reading books.

Not particularly.

 In that case, what you said was complete nonsense.

Not really. Screenplay is not a book. It is a blueprint for a film. And what happened to the part where I said I am into visual design as well?

真実

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Possessed said:

I don't believe the question was "Do you care about directors".

The reasonable options to answer that question would be "yes or "no".

The reasonable answer to the current thread's question would be "Joe, Bob and Rob" or "I have no preference". I went for the later as that is my opinion and added some explanation as a bonus...

真実

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Most of the directors listed so far, and (but not only)...

Clint Eastwood

Sam Fuller

John Huston

Terence Young

Peter Hunt

Woody Allen

John Milus

Sam Peckinpah

Ishirô Honda

Blake Edwards

Nicholas Meyer

Rob Reiner

Carl Reiner

Mel Brooks

John Waters

Richard Donner

Silvester Stallone

John G. Avldsen

Kevin Costner

Lawrence Kasdan

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imperialscum said:

TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

TV's Frink said:

imperialscum said:

I really don't have any preference over directors. I think generally people give way to much credit to directors (especially when they aren't screenwriters).

...

The primary things that concern the director, i.e. acting, camera work and on-set details, are really secondary to me when it comes to determining whether I will like the film or not.

 So basically, you like reading books.

Not particularly.

 In that case, what you said was complete nonsense.

Not really. Screenplay is not a book. It is a blueprint for a film. And what happened to the part where I said I am into visual design as well?

 You are really missing the point.

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These are mine in no particular order ......

David Fincher

Clint Eastwood

John Carpenter

Steven Speilberg

Richard Donner

Ishiro Honda

Ridley Scott

Guillermo del Toro

Christopher Nolan

Jonathan Frakes

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imperialscum said:

Possessed said:

I don't believe the question was "Do you care about directors".

The reasonable options to answer that question would be "yes or "no".

The reasonable answer to the current thread's question would be "Joe, Bob and Rob" or none at all since I openly am not interested in the topic of the thread so even I don't understand why I'm posting in it

 ftfy

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Hmm... My favorite directors:

Alfred Hitchcock

Christopher Nolan

Wes Anderson

Stanley Kubrick

Nick Meyer

Tim Burton occasionally

Alejandro González Iñárritu

And plenty of others.

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