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Post by SeanMX12 » October 30th, 2011, 12:27 am

I love making lists!

20's - F.W. Murnau/The Passion of Joan of Arc
30's - Jean Renoir/City Lights
40's - Howard Hawks/Citizen Kane
50's - Akira Kurosawa/The 400 Blows
60's - Jean-luc Godard/Pierrot le fou
70's - Francis Ford Coppola/Aguirre, the Wrath of God
80's - Martin Scorsese/Amadeus
90's - Wong Kar-wai/Chungking Express
00's - Wes Anderson/Lost in Translation

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Post by allisoncm » October 30th, 2011, 1:29 am

SeanMX12 on Oct 29 2011, 06:27:15 PM wrote:I love making lists!

20's - F.W. Murnau/The Passion of Joan of Arc
30's - Jean Renoir/City Lights
40's - Howard Hawks/Citizen Kane
50's - Akira Kurosawa/The 400 Blows
60's - Jean-luc Godard/Pierrot le fou
70's - Francis Ford Coppola/Aguirre, the Wrath of God
80's - Martin Scorsese/Amadeus
90's - Wong Kar-wai/Chungking Express
00's - Wes Anderson/Lost in Translation
Me too!

see post below for an updated list
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Post by jgwr » October 30th, 2011, 6:08 am

Looking at those lists, I think, "Damn, what if those people had made those movies". (apart from the ones who actually did direct them, obviously)
Imagine Coppola doing Aguirre: "My film is not about South America, my film IS South America"...

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Post by mightysparks » October 30th, 2011, 6:41 am

I haven't seen much from any director, so I'm just going to do a preliminary one now and see how it changes once I've seen more.

20's - Victor Sjöström/La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
30's - Mervyn LeRoy/Duck Soup
40's - Alfred Hitchcock/The Third Man
50's - Billy Wilder/Some Like it Hot
60's - Jean-luc Godard/Le samouraï
70's - Woody Allen/One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
80's - David Cronenberg/Brazil
90's - David Cronenberg/Festen
00's - Quentin Tarantino/The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Something like that. I really need to work on filmographies :(
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » October 30th, 2011, 6:48 am

Picking best directors is somehow actually made harder by restricting them to decades. Some of my favorites are missing because of the breadth of their work and some decades have so much it's hard to pick.

Pre-1910 Georges Méliès / Les résultats du féminism
1910s Louis Feuillade / Les Vampires
1920s Fritz Lang / Greed
1930s Jean Renoir/ M
1940s Powell & Pressburger / Shadow of a Doubt
1950s Billy Wilder / Jeux interdits
1960s Akira Kurosawa / Dr. Strangelove
1970s Sam Peckinpah / Taxi Driver
1980s Eric Rohmer / Full Metal Jacket
1990s David Fincher / Magnolia
2000s Christopher Nolan / Amélie

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Post by mightysparks » October 30th, 2011, 6:52 am

PeacefulAnarchy on Oct 30 2011, 12:48:30 AM wrote:Picking best directors is somehow actually made harder by restricting them to decades. Some of my favorites are missing because of the breadth of their work and some decades have so much it's hard to pick.
Yeah, this was why I couldn't get Kubrick or Lynch in there because their work is just so spread out.

I also don't have a favourite directors list (gasp!), so I had to try and think of directors I liked and looking up their movies from each decade, or thinking of movies I liked from each decade and seeing if I liked anything else from the director. I really need to start tracking directors more so I can quickly make up these lists :P
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Post by VincentPrice » October 30th, 2011, 6:56 am

20s: Probably Buster Keaton/The General
30: Frank Capra/No idea yet
40: John Ford/My Darling Clementine
50: Billy Wilder/No idea
60: No idea/No Idea
70: John Carpenter/No Idea, probably The Sting
80: John Carpenter/No Idea
90: eeeehhhhh, Tarantino/Dead Alive
00s: Peter Jackson/Lord of the Rings

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Post by timmy_501 » October 30th, 2011, 2:39 pm

20s: Buster Keaton/The Cameraman
30s: Josef Von Sternberg/Grand Illusion
40s: Orson Welles/The Grapes of Wrath
50s: Anthony Mann/In a Lonely Place
60s: Alain Resnais/Last Year at Marienbad
70s: Eric Rohmer/Death in Venice
80s: Raoul Ruiz/The Green Ray
90s: Joel and Ethan Coen/The Big Lebowski
00s: Richard Linlater/Memento

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Post by allisoncm » October 30th, 2011, 4:06 pm

see post below
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Post by allisoncm » October 30th, 2011, 4:18 pm

updated list:

1890s - Émile Reynaud/Autour d’une cabine
1900s - Georges Méliès/Fantasmagorie
1910s - D.W. Griffith/The Land Beyond the Sunset
1920s - Buster Keaton-Allan Dwan-Marshall Neilan (3-way tie)/Man with a Movie Camera
1930s - William A. Wellman / M
1940s - Raoul Walsh / Shadow of a Doubt
1950s - Billy Wilder/Vertigo
1960s - François Truffaut/Bonnie & Clyde
1970s - Rainer W. Fassbinder/Network
1980s - Woody Allen / Crimes and Misdemeanors
1990s - Mike Leigh/La Double vie de Veronique
2000s - Michael Haneke/The Royal Tenenbaums

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Post by Cippenham » October 30th, 2011, 5:04 pm

My list is maybe a more "popular" one:
1910s -D W Griffith/Intolerance
1920s Cecil B De Mille/Metropolis
1930s Frank Capra/Modern Times
1940s John Ford/ Citizen Kane
1950s Alfred Hitchcock / Vertigo
1960s StanleyKubrick / Dr Strangelove
1970s Rainer Fassbinder / Jaws
1980s Steven Spielburg / Raiders of the Lost Ark
1990s Woody Allen /Groundhog Day
2000s The Coen Brothers /No Country for Old Men

This is funny, imagine if these Directors actually directed some of these films, Jaws by Fassbinder... :blink:
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Post by allisoncm » October 30th, 2011, 5:20 pm

Cippenham on Oct 30 2011, 11:04:40 AM wrote:This is funny, imagine if these Directors actually directed some of these films, Jaws by Fassbinder... :blink:
Yes, I'd love to see that!
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Post by VincentPrice » October 30th, 2011, 5:43 pm

I completely failed on the 50s for director, Hitchcock easily takes out Wilder.

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Post by bal3x » October 30th, 2011, 6:03 pm

allisoncm on Oct 30 2011, 11:20:43 AM wrote:
Cippenham on Oct 30 2011, 11:04:40 AM wrote:This is funny, imagine if these Directors actually directed some of these films, Jaws by Fassbinder... :blink:
Yes, I'd love to see that!
I would certainly not! :P :D

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Post by allisoncm » October 30th, 2011, 6:03 pm

VincentPrice on Oct 30 2011, 11:43:08 AM wrote:I completely failed on the 50s for director, Hitchcock easily takes out Wilder.
Me too, then. :P Actually, Hitchcock is my favorite director and I could easily put him in any decade (that he directed films in of course!). However, Wilder has the most of my favorites from the fifties, so I had to hand it to him.

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Post by AdamH » October 30th, 2011, 8:32 pm

bal3x on Oct 30 2011, 12:03:11 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Oct 30 2011, 11:20:43 AM wrote:
Cippenham on Oct 30 2011, 11:04:40 AM wrote:This is funny, imagine if these Directors actually directed some of these films, Jaws by Fassbinder... :blink:
Yes, I'd love to see that!
I would certainly not! :P :D
It only took you an hour to reply to that. tehe
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Post by 3eyes » October 30th, 2011, 8:39 pm

Looking at those lists, I think, "Damn, what if those people had made those movies". (apart from the ones who actually did direct them, obviously)
Imagine Coppola doing Aguirre: "My film is not about South America, my film IS South America"...
My immediate reaction, too. It would be a good game, wish I were savvy enuf to play it.

Jeux interdits by Billy Wilder boggles my mind
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Woody Allen - lot of room for angst there
Dr. Strangelove by Kurosawa - now that I'd love to see.
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by St. Gloede » November 1st, 2011, 4:15 am

1910s - Ernst Lubitsch / The Oyster Princess
1920s - F.W. Murnau / Metropolis or Battleship Potemkin
1930s - William Wyler / The Blue Angel
1940s - Powell & Pressburger or Michael Curtiz / Children of Paradise
1950s - Elia Kazan / Vertigo
1960s - Jean-Luc Godard / Le Mephris
1970s - Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky or Martin Scorsese / The Panic in Needle Park (and too many others)
1980s - Jean-Luc Godard or Martin Scorsese / Das Boot
1990s - Martin Scorsese / Goodfellas
2000s - Michael Haneke / The White Ribbon
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Post by allisoncm » November 1st, 2011, 4:29 am

Crinderman on Oct 31 2011, 10:15:42 PM wrote:1910s - Ernst Lubitsch / The Oyster Princess
1920s - F.W. Murnau / Metropolis or Battleship Potemkin
1930s - William Wyler / The Blue Angel
1940s - Powell & Pressburger or Michael Curtiz / Children of Paradise
1950s - Elia Kazan / Vertigo
1960s - Jean-Luc Godard / Le Mephris
1970s - Luis Bonuel, Andrei Tarkovsky or Martin Scorsese / The Panic in Needle Park (and too many others)
1980s - Jean-Luc Godard or Martin Scorsese / Das Boot
1990s - Martin Scorsese / Goodfellas
2000s - Michael Haneke / The White Ribbon
I love how indecisive you are! :lol: Now I don't feel so bad for picking 3 directors for the '20s.

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Post by George Bailey » November 2nd, 2011, 8:52 pm

1920s - Buster Keaton/Metropolis
1930s - Chaplin/King Kong
1940s - Alfred Hitchcock/It's a Wonderful Life (surprise)
1950s - Alfred Hitchcock/Rear Window
1960s - Akira Kurosawa/ The Great Escape
1970s - Sidney Lumet/One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
1980s - Rob Reiner/Stand By Me
1990s - Steven Spielberg/Schindler's List
2000s - Darren Aronofsky/Requiem for a Dream
2010s - Lars von Trier/Udaan

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Post by Dolwphin » November 2nd, 2011, 9:45 pm

Today my list looks like this:

1920s - Buster Keaton / Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
1930s - Jean Vigo / L'atalante
1940s - Maya Deren / Begone Dull Care
1950s - Kenji Mizoguchi / Ugetsu monogatari
1960s - Hiroshi Teshigahara / Playtime
1970s - Werner Herzog / Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
1980s - Andrej Tarkovskij / Sans soleil
1990s - Aki Kaurismäki / Sátántangó
2000s - Roy Andersson / L'Intrus
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Post by prodigalgodson » May 18th, 2020, 9:20 am

Digging these lists!

1900s - Georges Melies / A Corner in Wheat
1910s - DW Griffith / Kinoweek
1920s - Dziga Vertov / Die Nibelungen
1930s - Jean Renoir / The Rules of the Game
1940s - Orson Welles / The Third Man
1950s - Mikio Naruse / Vertigo
1960s - Oshima Nagisa / Andrei Rublev
1970s - Robert Bresson / Stalker
1980s - Eric Rohmer / A City of Sadness
1990s - Abbas Kiarostami / The Big Lebowski
2000s - Hong Sangsoo / West of the Tracks
2010s - Martin Scorsese / Mysteries of Lisbon

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