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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:02 am 
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Speilberg over Sergio Leone and Robert Altman?

I think the guy that did Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood deserves a mention. Paul Thomas Anderson.


Empire of the sun is one of my favorite films......Id take that over Boogie Nights..Robert Altman is great but too hit and miss IMO to match the consistency of Speilberg...the Clint Eastwood western movies are some of my all time favorites. I think Clint's best western he directed though, Josey Wales

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Cletus wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
Speilberg over Sergio Leone and Robert Altman?

I think the guy that did Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood deserves a mention. Paul Thomas Anderson.


Empire of the sun is one of my favorite films......Id take that over Boogie Nights..Robert Altman is great but too hit and miss IMO to match the consistency of Speilberg...the Clint Eastwood western movies are some of my all time favorites. I think Clint's best western he directed though, Josey Wales


I agree with you about consistency. Altman definitely has some clunkers.
Josey Wales is my favorite Eastwood directed film.


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Not the best 10 (well Meirelles, yes), but very very good and relatively unknown ones...

Fernando Meirelles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxCQQVVQjIw
Gláuber Rocha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzhHDRHGBkI
Nélson Pereira dos Santos:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTLq5b4uZ0U
Neville de Almeida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEjy1QlJqKk
Hector Babenco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlTPEmjyyvI
Huberto Mauro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzCMGI7VCv8
Cacá Diegues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewl5fHKQvKA
Carlos Saldanha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4gvxUlGNAs
Léo Ribeiro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgKJpuOBjDE
Frank Zappa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EnjIEQ5H1U

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:00 am 
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I'm a very big fan of Frank's movies and I think we need to learn to watch them just like we had to learn to listen to his music.
200 Motels is full of moments of amazing beauty, like Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violonist, for example and Baby Snakes tells so much about who Frank was, you've got to watch it over and over again.
Who needs a story anyway?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:33 am 
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Brian de palma!


The frank zappa of filmmaking! One of the best & sadly one of the most underrated directors of all time.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:43 am 
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massagio wrote:
Brian de palma!

I may have to modify my list and include De Palma, but very Hitchcock influenced, almost to the point of ripoff. But 'Dressed to Kill' is so twisted and sick and genius, he definately deserves to be up there too.
Also he has enough balls to start a movie off like Carrie, with the shower scene (homage to Hitchcock)...Visually one of my favorite directors, and I actually love the Hitchcock references.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:03 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Unlike of somewhat common-sense, Frank Zappa was a innovative filmmaker and some of his techniques were ground breaking and are still used today. Even though his output in the film industry is not comparable to his music output, his brief and stint contributions were punctual but effective...

Funny to read this again, five years later, under the light of the recently made available 200 Motels DVD with director's comments...

A list more considerate(no particular order):

Terrence Malick
Stanley Kubrick
Fernando Meirelles
Steven Soderbergh
Akira Kurosawa
David Lynch
Frederico Fellini
Oliver Stone
Brian de Palma
Francis Ford Coppola

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I don't know too many movies, but these stand out for me:
Stanley Kubrick
Sergio Leone
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Bert Haanstra
Hitchcock

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