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ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Mon Jan 4

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 6:56 am
by PeacefulAnarchy
It's time to make out favourite directors list again. Submit an imdb list, or a list of imdb urls if you can't make an imdb list, with as many directors as you like. You have until end of day Monday Jan 4 to submit your lists.

Half life will be 29, like last year.

I will assume your list is ranked unless you specify otherwise.
Other than a ranked list you can submit your list in one of the following ways:
- Unranked: All directors get the same number of points.
- Partially ranked: Top X is ranked, rest is unranked
- Group ranked: You have to specify the groups that go together, all films in the group get the same number of points. (eg: 11-20, 21-30, 31-50, 51-100)


I want to try to be consistent with directorial teams so we'll pick a director to represent each pair, the first one alphabetically. If there are any pairs that I missed let me know and I'll update this list:

Coen Bros: Ethan Coen
Powell & Pressburger: Michael Powell
Dardenne Bros: Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Maysles Bros:Albert Maysles
Huillet & Straub: Danièle Huillet
Wachowskis: Lana Wachowski
Farrelly Bros: Bobby Farrelly
Duplass Bros: Jay Duplass
Hughes Bros: Albert Hughes
Neveldine & Taylor: Mark Neveldine
Quay Bros: Stephen Quay
Taviani Bros: Paolo Taviani
Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi:Yervant Gianikian
Margarida Cordeiro & António Reis: Margarida Cordeiro
Geronimi, Jackson, & Luske: Clyde Geronimi
Trousdale & Wise: Gary Trousdale
Clements & Musker: Ron Clements
Dayton & Faris: Jonathan Dayton
DeBlois & Sanders Dean DeBlois
Gilliam & Jones Terry Gilliam
Weitz Brothers Chris Weitz
Nicole Rittenmeyer & Seth Skundrick - Nicole Rittenmeyer
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Lee Garmes (optional)- Ben Hecht
Wilhelm Hein & Birgit Hein (w&b hein) - Birgit Hein
Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani - Hélène Cattet
Lucien Castain-Taylor & Verena Paravel - Lucien Castain-Taylor
Lucas Leyva & Jillian Mayer - Lucas Leyva
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller - Phil Lord


Previous years' Top directors:
Dec 2019
Dec 2018
Dec 2017
Dec2016
Dec 2015
Dec2014
Dec 2013
Dec 2012
Dec 2011
A couple of other directors lists to look at: From the book 501 Directors
From TSPDT: Top 250 Directors

Lists:
62 lists
Ranked:
AssonFire https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000070072/
brokenface https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047636355/
Caracortada https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031795912/
Carmel1379 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082729424/
Cippenham https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073066303/
clemmetarey https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050891303/
Cocoa https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054144625/
Coryn https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084031442/
DudeLanez https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054600706/
Fergenaprido https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073195234/
frbrown https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054333283/
Gershwin https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054245853/
Gorro https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082649719/
jeff_v https://www.imdb.com/list/ls055060933/
joachimt https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047031687/
klaus78 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027748967/
lineuphere https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082779991/
maxwelldeux https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091278663/
mjf314 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls055555834/
Mifune https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082721944/
mightysparks https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091897292/
Mochard https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073099621/
monclivie https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041791594/
Obgeoff https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084075186/
Onderhond https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027762524/
Opio https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045820356/
ororama https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082448981/
Panunzio https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093154109/
paul281f https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031162550/
peeptoad https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082637232/
Perception de Ambiguity https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027736571/
perceval https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000032664/
prodigalgodson https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082892627/
Rufus-T https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093655323/
russa03 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082729196/
sebby https://www.imdb.com/list/ls058122199/
Smoover https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031700362/
sol https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084504604/
St. Gloede https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000238472/
sushantv10 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050888991/
TalkingElvish https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082684258/
Teproc https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027790977/
tommy_leazaq https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066951746/
Torgo https://www.imdb.com/list/ls055577708/
zuma https://www.imdb.com/list/ls016092324/
zzzorf https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047348641/

Unranked
3rd https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047991485/
beasterne https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082777692/
jvv https://www.imdb.com/list/ls084007622/
psychotronicbeatnik https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027724426/
RogerTheMovieManiac88 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047651709/
TraverseTown https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082149897/


Other:
AB537 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093507538/
blocho https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031733302/
Gordon_Gekko https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091893654/
Jimi Antiloop https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096232927
Lonewolf2003 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073091621/
Melvelet https://www.imdb.com/list/ls071874347/
OldAle1 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027734909/
pitchorneirda https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082715893/
Ritesh https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082834063/


Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 8:18 am
by Teproc

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 8:46 am
by zzzorf
Here's my ranked list I keep updated all year.
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047348641/

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
by joachimt
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047031687/

List is two years old. I'll try to update it.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm
by jocularities
What about directing pairs who have gone their separate ways?

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 9:52 pm
by PeacefulAnarchy
jocularities wrote: November 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm What about directing pairs who have gone their separate ways?
Such as? I can't think of directing pairs where both had notable careers after separation. If it's just one then then vote for that one person as the sum of both careers and let the lesser half tag along for the ride.

There was a discussion along these lines last year and at the end of the day every option is an imperfect compromise and this one seems the most reasonable to me.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: November 30th, 2020, 10:29 pm
by Perception de Ambiguity

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 1st, 2020, 9:58 am
by pitchorneirda
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082715893/

PARTIALLY RANKED
1-30 ranked
31-79 unranked

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 1st, 2020, 10:18 am
by Onderhond
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: November 30th, 2020, 9:52 pm
jocularities wrote: November 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm What about directing pairs who have gone their separate ways?
Such as?
Oxide/Danny Pang maybe?

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 1st, 2020, 7:22 pm
by PeacefulAnarchy
Not familiar with them. I guess if two directors go on to have notable careers and you like them both then vote for them both.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 1:51 pm
by Mifune

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 1:56 pm
by St. Gloede

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 2:22 pm
by Torgo
Onderhond wrote: December 1st, 2020, 10:18 am
PeacefulAnarchy wrote: November 30th, 2020, 9:52 pm
jocularities wrote: November 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm What about directing pairs who have gone their separate ways?
Such as?
Oxide/Danny Pang maybe?
Guess we don't have to worry too much about these two entering our Top 250 .. :lol:

I have this list ready anyway, so there you go:
Top 50 Directors*


*a list of 60 people - salutations to Lammetje! tehe

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 6:22 pm
by Carmel1379

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 8:42 pm
by Perception de Ambiguity
Carmel1379 wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 6:22 pm https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082729424/
Robert Fulton is an actor, known for The Devil's Tail (2008), The Expanse (2015) and Impulse (2018).
Péter Lichter > Peter Lichter

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 2nd, 2020, 8:53 pm
by Carmel1379
Perception de Ambiguity wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 8:42 pm
Carmel1379 wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 6:22 pm https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082729424/
Robert Fulton is an actor, known for The Devil's Tail (2008), The Expanse (2015) and Impulse (2018).
Péter Lichter > Peter Lichter
The gambling business granny is rewarded by a mysterious stranger, putting his thumbs up. Big gains will go into his names. The granny is overjoyed with happiness, and asks what you think about David Lynch's potential new series, a link granny send you, but hasn't yet read, too consummed by the glittering electronics of the surrounding gambling games. But oh so suddenly, the eyes and cameras are upon her, so she laughs and opens the overflowing with moneyz Lynch door machine link. :hug:

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 6th, 2020, 10:48 pm
by DudeLanez

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 4:32 am
by TraverseTown
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082149897/ Unranked

How do you have the patience to rank an IMDB list when ranking an iCM list is so much easier?

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 7th, 2020, 12:45 pm
by joachimt
TraverseTown wrote: December 7th, 2020, 4:32 am https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082149897/ Unranked

How do you have the patience to rank an IMDB list when ranking an iCM list is so much easier?
Rank it in Excel and create the IMDb list once you're ready.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 9th, 2020, 7:45 pm
by beasterne
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082777692/ Unranked

I found this exercise to be very wishy washy for me. I tried to make a ranked list, but I think it's probably hopeless. I'll think about it some more, and if I can get things into a firmer order I might change this to a ranked list before the deadline.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 10th, 2020, 12:27 pm
by Onderhond

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 11th, 2020, 5:32 pm
by russa03

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 12th, 2020, 11:02 am
by Caracortada
ICM Poll: Directors' Cut

My list is expanded to a top 170 this year, with ten women in the top 100. Pedro Almodóvar is the youngest in my top 10; Susanne Bier the youngest in the top 20.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 12th, 2020, 3:01 pm
by zuma

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 15th, 2020, 9:13 am
by Coryn
Is there a way to update last years IMDB list I made or do I need to make a new one ?

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 15th, 2020, 11:32 am
by Gorro
I'm adding the Russo Brothers this year and using Anthony Russo as IMDb link. Can this be added to the OP for consistency?

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 15th, 2020, 11:55 am
by Gorro
Ranked: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082649719/

Same methodology as last year: My ranking is done purely statistics based. I took my ratings for all movies by directors of which I've seen at least 5 movies and calculated the average rating. However, this punishes directors I took the effort to watch complete filmographies, since their duds drag the average down. So, the final score is calculated by the following z-score based formula:

score = mean(rating) + (# films - mean(# films) / 4 * standard_dev(# films))

Cut-off is 7.00

This gives directors a push if I've seen more films from them.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 17th, 2020, 12:58 am
by TalkingElvish

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 19th, 2020, 6:41 pm
by klaus78

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 20th, 2020, 3:32 pm
by AB537
Marginally updated from last year: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093507538/. Main changes are to promote directors where I've seen strong new (to me) content in 2020, including Truffaut, Dearden, Miyazaki, del Toro, Tourneur and Berlanga.

1-56 ranked, then two groups:
57-83
84-141

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 22nd, 2020, 7:38 am
by maxwelldeux
Ranked: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091278663/

Method:
I take a mostly quantitative approach. I use a Bayesian average to calculate the "overall average" for each director (each director starts with 5 "personal average" films for me; each film/rating I've seen from the director gets added into the pool for that director). Minimum three films seen by the director to be included in my list. I limited this to directors whose "overall average" is at least 0.1 above my "personal average" [which is the average rating of all films I've seen]. Ties are broken by my personal ranking (the only non-quantitative part).

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 23rd, 2020, 12:54 am
by psychotronicbeatnik

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 24th, 2020, 6:21 am
by Cippenham

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 24th, 2020, 11:07 am
by 3rd
Let's give it another try.

Unranked!

The Female Gaze!

A Few Hundred Adult Female Directors In Alphabetical Order.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047991485/

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 25th, 2020, 8:17 pm
by Cocoa
My list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054144625/
Ranked.
New Stats
New to my list: Leslie Zemeckis, Marlon Riggs, Cheryl Dunye, Céline Sciamma, Suzan Pitt, Antonio Campos, Wendy Toye. More women, Black, and LGBTQ+ representation this year :party:
Fell off my top 100 list this year: Carlos Enrique Taboada, Don Coscarelli, Brad Bird, Xavier Dolan, Andrew Stanton, Takashi Miike, Roger Corman.

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 12:29 am
by Gershwin
Here's my list (which would need an update, if only I had watched enough movies to find new favourite directors).
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls054245853/

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 1:02 am
by frbrown

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 3:49 am
by Mochard

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 2:11 pm
by peeptoad

Re: ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2020: Due Sat Jan 2

Posted: December 28th, 2020, 9:01 am
by Opio