Who is your favourite director?

pointon

Novice Member
I'm going to have to pick Steven Spielberg. To be honest he's not my favourite director. I have many favourite directors, but if you're making me pick only one, I pick him because he's made so many great movies and films, as opposed to just one or two, that I couldn't live without.

If it were multiple directors, I'd probably include Spielberg, but not so high on my priority list, and include also Tim Burton, Steven Soderbergh, John McTiernan, Alex Proyas, Bryan Singer, Woody Allen, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Raimi, James Cameron (with a big exception to 'Titanic'), David Fincher, the Coens... and of course, Alfred Hitchcock.

Directors I'd like to kill with my bare hands (just joking of course ;) ): George Lucas, Joel Schumacher, Stan Kubrick (too late I know), Paul Verhoeven...
 
Well I would have to say Kubrick.

Although none of his films feature in my top 20, Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, A Clockwork Orange, Dr Strangelove and Paths of Glory would all be in my top 100.

Like Pointon, I have gone for consistancy. On that score Martin Scorsese and Joel Coen come close, although they dont have films in my top 20 either.
 

gringottsdirect

Active Member
The only time I will watch or buy a film without knowing anything other than who directed is when it's Joel and Ethan Coen or Ridley Scott.
I like the subject matter they choose and how they handle it.
 
S

Squirrel God

Guest
1. Wachowski Bros.

2. David Lynch

3. Christopher Nolan

(shortly followed by Coen Bros., Steven Spielberg,
Quentin Tarantino, .... - in no particular order)
 
S

Squirrel God

Guest
Originally posted by mcmullanbrush
Squirrel

The Wachowski Brothers:confused:

After only two films? (watch them have done dozens that I dont know about:blush: )

You must really like them.
Yes, only two films but I love them both (both films, not both brothers :p). That means I love 100% of their output. ;) Don't forget, they also happen to have done my favourite movie of all time too ;) :cool:

It's not quantity, it's quality :D
 

Ron240

Well-known Member
John Carpenter has been a favourite of mine for a long time,but he does seem to be past his best now.
 

kevb

Novice Member
Whats the matter with Paul Verhoeven. He gave us Robocop, Total Recall and Starship Troopers you either like his OTT style or your don't, I like, it at least he's consistent.

Don't really have a main favorite who's films I would see with out question except maybe for lynch and another possible Fincher.

Saw a Robert Redford directed film today which was incredible beautifully filmed some scenes had a vision I did not think he would have as a director.
 

kevb

Novice Member
Originally posted by mcmullanbrush
Which Redford film was it Kev?
The Legend Of Bagger Vance. A little bit sentimental but I really enjoyed it. It's a very beautifully looking film though. A little bit Field Of Dreams like but not if that make sense.
 
Originally posted by kevb
The Legend Of Bagger Vance. A little bit sentimental but I really enjoyed it. It's a very beautifully looking film though. A little bit Field Of Dreams like but not if that make sense.
I liked that one Kev, I first saw it just after Jack Lemmon had died and I had no idea he was in it. It was quite upsetting to see him actually.

Have you seen A River Runs Through It, another Redford film and one of my favourites, Quiz Show is also a great movie.
 

kevb

Novice Member
Originally posted by mcmullanbrush


I liked that one Kev, I first saw it just after Jack Lemmon had died and I had no idea he was in it. It was quite upsetting to see him actually.

Have you seen A River Runs Through It, another Redford film and one of my favourites, Quiz Show is also a great movie.
I haven't seen A River Runs Through It never really fancied Redford’s stuff before but on the strength of Bagger I think I’ll give some more a try.
 
C

Corbin

Guest
Mmmm. Let me see.
For classic special effects films - Steven Spielberg
A good comedy - The Farrely Brothers
A good action film - John Woo
 

groundy

Standard Member
Martin Scorcese for the style of his films.

Steven Speilberg for sheer enjoyment.

Kubrick quite simply for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

If I had to pick one, it would be Speilberg - even though he did try and sue me for owning the domain names "dreamworksdvd.com" and "dreamworksdvd.co.uk" :D.
 

Confucius

Active Member
Hitchcock.

A lot of talent out there of course, but I can't think of any other director who's films I would watch on their reputation alone. I've yet to be disappointed!
 
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backtothefuture

Guest
I'd say Bob Zemeckis ;) , Tony Scott , Ridley Scott and John McTiernen
 

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