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1.Coen Brothers
2.Ridley Scott
3.Quentin Tarantino
4.Wes Anderson
5.Alfred Hitchcock

6.John Huston
7.Howard Hawks
8.Mel Brooks
9.Denis Villeneuve
10.Woody Allen

11.Terry Gilliam
12.The Wachowskis
13.Rian Johnson
14.Jordan Peele
15.Taika Waititi

16.Guillermo del Toro
17.Russo Brothers
18.James Gunn
19.Edgar Wright
20.Kevin Smith

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In no particular order…

Stanley Kubrick
Ken Loach
Agnès Varda
Rian Johnson
Bong Joon-ho
Greta Gerwig (I know she’s only done two films, but as far as I’m concerned, she’s a genius)
Damien Chazelle
Christopher Nolan
Denis Villenueve
Akira Kurosawa
Dave Filoni
Hayao Miyazaki

I have a hunch Andrei Tarkovsky will be added to this list once I actually get round to watching any of his films. Stardust1138 will approve.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Shinkai Makoto
Isao Takahata
Mamoru Hosoda
Katsuhiro Otomo
Mamoru Oshii
Hideaki Anno
Satoshi Kon
Shinichiro Watanabe
Rintaro

These are all Japanese Animation directors.

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jedi_bendu said:

In no particular order…

Stanley Kubrick
Ken Loach
Agnès Varda
Rian Johnson
Bong Joon-ho
Greta Gerwig (I know she’s only done two films, but as far as I’m concerned, she’s a genius)
Damien Chazelle
Christopher Nolan
Denis Villenueve
Akira Kurosawa
Dave Filoni
Hayao Miyazaki

I have a hunch Andrei Tarkovsky will be added to this list once I actually get round to watching any of his films. Stardust1138 will approve.

How am I just seeing this? I certainly do! Haha

I’d recommend starting with Stalker. What were you thinking?

I like your choices too. I need to watch Greta Gerwig. Little Women looks so good! Agnès Varda is another. A friend recommended her to me.

What do you recommend by Ken Loach, Damien Chazelle, and Bong Joon-ho?

I just got my first films by Hayao Miyazaki the other day. I’m really looking forward to watching his work. I got Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbour Toroto.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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Stardust1138 said:

How am I just seeing this? I certainly do! Haha

I’d recommend starting with Stalker. What were you thinking?

I like your choices too. I need to watch Greta Gerwig. Little Women looks so good! Agnès Varda is another. A friend recommended her to me.

What do you recommend by Ken Loach, Damien Chazelle, and Bong Joon-ho?

I just got my first films by Hayao Miyazaki the other day. I’m really looking forward to watching his work. I got Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbour Toroto.

I wrote that list late at night, and completely forgot that I’ve already seen Ivan’s Childhood. Some really striking compositions in that film. I own Stalker on blu-ray, so that probably will be my next port of call - then because I’m a sci-fi fan, I think I’ll watch Solaris next. I remember seeing a clip from the film - the long driving scene - which totally mesmerised me.

With Agnès Varda, I’d recommend you start with Cleo from 5 to 7, which is my favourite of her films. Ken Loach, start with Kes, then The Wind that Shakes the Barley (my favourite I think), and his most recent ones I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You are very good as well. Damien Chazelle, I honestly don’t think it matters where you start (I haven’t seen his debut, about the two people meeting on a park bench, yet though). Bong Joon-ho: I became interested in him after Parasite, then you could always go back to some of his earliest films like Memories of Murder. However, Snowpiercer from 2013 is a great companion film to Parasite: while Parasite visually depicts wealth inequality on a vertical scale, and in modern day Seoul, Snowpiercer visually depicts wealth inequality on a horizontal scale, and in a post-apocalyptic world. You’ll understand what I mean about vertical and horizontal if you see the films.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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jedi_bendu said:

Stardust1138 said:

How am I just seeing this? I certainly do! Haha

I’d recommend starting with Stalker. What were you thinking?

I like your choices too. I need to watch Greta Gerwig. Little Women looks so good! Agnès Varda is another. A friend recommended her to me.

What do you recommend by Ken Loach, Damien Chazelle, and Bong Joon-ho?

I just got my first films by Hayao Miyazaki the other day. I’m really looking forward to watching his work. I got Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbour Toroto.

I wrote that list late at night, and completely forgot that I’ve already seen Ivan’s Childhood. Some really striking compositions in that film. I own Stalker on blu-ray, so that probably will be my next port of call - then because I’m a sci-fi fan, I think I’ll watch Solaris next. I remember seeing a clip from the film - the long driving scene - which totally mesmerised me.

With Agnès Varda, I’d recommend you start with Cleo from 5 to 7, which is my favourite of her films. Ken Loach, start with Kes, then The Wind that Shakes the Barley (my favourite I think), and his most recent ones I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You are very good as well. Damien Chazelle, I honestly don’t think it matters where you start (I haven’t seen his debut, about the two people meeting on a park bench, yet though). Bong Joon-ho: I became interested in him after Parasite, then you could always go back to some of his earliest films like Memories of Murder. However, Snowpiercer from 2013 is a great companion film to Parasite: while Parasite visually depicts wealth inequality on a vertical scale, and in modern day Seoul, Snowpiercer visually depicts wealth inequality on a horizontal scale, and in a post-apocalyptic world. You’ll understand what I mean about vertical and horizontal if you see the films.

Oh! I need to see Ivan’s Childhood. It and Nostalghia are the two by him I’ve not seen. Do you happen to have the Criterion Blu Ray? I’ve heard very bad things about the Artificial Eye transfer. So I hope that’s not the version you have. Oh, Stalker like Solaris is Sci-Fi too but of a very different kind. That scene indeed is very mesmerising. Definitely one of my favourite moments from the film. Solaris was hard for me to get on my first viewing but I definitely want to watch it again. I think you’d equally enjoy The Sacrifice.

Here’s the trailer.

https://youtu.be/ODJb2-PLu7Y

Funny I saw a post on socials today about Cleo and 5 to 7. The quote I saw really spoke to me. I’ll have to certainly make it my first film by her.

They all sound really intriguing and like my kind of films. Thank you for the recommendations. I’ll report back to you when I’ve watched one of them. 🙂

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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At the moment I have a top 4 favorite directors. There are many directors that I like, such as Paul Thomas Anderson and Andrei Tarkovski for example, who have made films that I would consider 10/10 quality, but have either released other films I’m not so crazy about and/or haven’t seen enough from them to give them a place on my list of favorite directors (YET!) Only time will tell how my list will expand. The list is short, for now it would be (in particular no order):

Stanley Kubrick
David Lynch
Quentin Tarantino
Park Chan-Wook

Other directors that I really admire who may wind up on the list someday, but wouldn’t put on the list just yet:

Andrei Tarkovsky (after only seeing two films, mind you)
Paul Thomas Anderson
Sam Raimi
Terry Gilliam
John Carpenter
Bong Joon-ho
Joel & Ethan Coen
Martin Scorsese
Sergio Leone
Mike Flanagan
Robert Eggers
Vince Gilligan
Rian Johnson