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spike jonze
ted demme
terry gilliam
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:58 am
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I doubt anyone else will mention John Ford so I will....he's a fucking champ

oh and Sergio Leone
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:54 am
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Steven Soderbergh
Richard Linklater
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:19 am
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Billy Gnosis wrote:
Yup. And you know he reused a lot of the same actors for Requiem?
The guy who played Max in pi was Jennifer Connoly's money fuck in Requiem. Strange huh? The bald head really throws ya.


I actually know a producer that taught Aronofsky at AFI(american film institute), and she said that he tried twice to make Pi as a short, and couldnt do it. So AFI didnt want him back the next year, so he said fuck it and went to NY and made the film for 60k. I thought that was interesting.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:46 am
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scorsese.

mean streets is the best movie ever.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:28 am
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kevin smith
ang lee
david fincher
martin scorcese
akira kurasowa
stanley kubrick
luc besson
john woo
spike lee
alfred hitchcock
francis ford coppola
tim burton
yoshiaki kawajiri - anime director
ivan reitman
farrelly brothers
ridley scott
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:45 am
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Kubrick mastered his craft... you will be hard pressed to find a director as good as him - but i'm preaching to the chior on that.

however, i think speilberg deserves his name on this post - that guy has been producing quality work for years and even though i tend to enjoy the work of more obscure directors (i like people who take risks in thier art) - i thought "band of brothers" was as good as "requiem for a dream" w/ respect to cinematography... and when it comes to engaging the viewer i think the former had it allover the later.

but the directors i enjoy most are the coen's and i think their jewel is "lebowski" that movie is genius - i especially like that the "dude" meets the narrator half way through the story - that kills me


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Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:53 am
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john woos name should be removed from all of your lists, especially when theres been no mention of mr. robert zemeckis yet.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 9:03 am
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I would tend to disagree with you here (obviously). When Arranofsky set out to recreate Selby's Requiem, he finally had the budget (with a little reputation) to do a lot of camera tricks (Requiem is actually heavily influenced by a lot of Bollywood, which is why there is so much split screen stuff in it) and get the actors to make it a superior movie. Ellen Burstyn is amazing. You can't do any better than Jennifer Connoly. It was the performance of Marlon Wayan's career (I would have never thought I actually enjoyed a Wayan's brothers movie). And Jared Leto reminds me so much of my brother, it's scary.

Oh, and my brother's fiance died from gang green (which is what Leto got in the movie) when I was 15. Maybe that's why the movie had such an impact on me. When I first saw it, I promised myself I'd never watch it again, it just hit too close to home. But I've watched it at least 40 times since then.

Oh, and read Last Exit to Brooklyn. Incredible novel.





futuristxen wrote:
Billy Gnosis wrote:
Been reading so much about movies here lately, and I'm suprised I haven't seen Darren Arrenofsky's name come up.

Requiem for a Dream is one of the most amazing movies ever, and I think he's one of the world's best young directors. To go along with:

Coen brothers (Barton Fink, O Brother, Hudsucker Proxy)
Luc Besson (French) (Leon the Professional, Fifth Element)
Chris Nolan (Brit) (Following, Memento, Insomnia)
and... MICHAEL BAY.... HAHAHAHAHA

nah. fuck Michael Bay, his movies suck.


Arrenofsky's name would come up more if he had an easier name to spell.

His movies come up a lot round these parts.

I've soured on his work personally. It's kind of an embarrassing phase in my movie collection when I was all over Fincher, Ritchie, and Arranofsky.

And I think your severly deluded to think Michael Bay is a worse director than Aronofsky and his ilk.

For the most part Aronofsky's stock and trade is flash, flash flash. And who makes the flashiest pics around? Mike Bay.

He may not be trying to make preachy arthouse movies. But he's damn good at stringing together solid blockbuster after solid blockbuster.

His movies are enjoyable. I know it's not cool and intellectual to admit you enjoyed his movies, but Armagedon has a fucking critereon edition for chrissakes.

People don't appreciate summer movies like they should. You think they would considering how many bombs get released ever year by people who think all it takes is a few big names and some special effects.

those are just a few of the elements. it takes a guy like michael bay to make it work.

I'm actually excited about Bad Boys II. Gonna be a fun movie. Call me crazy but sometimes I like to be entertained when I pay my 8 bucks.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:04 am
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Lazarus Divine wrote:

George A. Romero


word... i went to a four week film program with his daughter.. my mom had dinner with george romero and his wife... they talked about raising kids... when she told me, she was like "oh, i had dinner with tina's parents last night... the romero's".. i was like "holy shit! did you ask him about night of the living dead?"

"why, did he have something to do with that movie? i loved that movie..."

inhaler/thecat
www.inhalerproductions.com

PS favorite directors?
terry zwigoff- crumb and ghost world
orson welles- citizen kane and touch of evil (duh)
spike lee- do the right thing (radio raheem! we love radio!)
paul thomas anderson- punch-drunk love... as has been discussed. i like his other films too, but punch-drunk love was the one that got me.
brad bird- the iron giant (best animated movie i've ever seen)
kevin smith- all, but especially chasing amy.
francis ford coppola- if you don't know, you better ask somebody.
spike jonze- being john malkovich and adaptation. spike is probably my favorite contemporary director... though i'll see a couple more of his films before i decide that...
tom weyman- the three (available at www.inhalerproductions.com , loosely based on adaptation)

the last one was a shameless plug... watch my short film damn you!
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:50 am
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Tarantino is King

Whoever put John Woo should be bitch slapped
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:24 pm
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Whoever directed 'Fast and the Furious" should also be bitch slapped.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:26 pm
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RapCat wrote:
Tarantino is King

Whoever put John Woo should be bitch slapped


man you should be bitchslapped. john woo isn't my fav director, but i see talent in what he does for his genre of film. and what a cliche, wanna be down, answer with tarantino. watch some films buddy, and next time know what your talking about befor you answer

*this is no way dissing tarantino. dude is great, but rapcat probably has no clue about any other good directors.... let me guess, the next director you will say will be arronofsky???
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:07 pm
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I would wager good money that Woo is on Tarantino's favorite director's list.

For what it's worth.
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:13 pm
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futuristxen wrote:
I would wager good money that Woo is on Tarantino's favorite director's list.

For what it's worth.


yea homie, i think he mentions something like that in the special features on the pulp fiction dvd
Post Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:20 pm
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