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    Hands down, Kevin Smith! Brilliant guy with a great sense of humor. Love his dialogue and running jokes throughout each of his films. I've seen them all over and over and over again, and love each one for their own unique reasons.
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    My favorite in order:
    Martin Scorsese (anything)
    Werner Herzog (anything)
    Gus Van Sant (anything)
    Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves)
    The Coen Brothers (Fargo)
    Todd Solondz (Happiness)
    Terence Malick (Badlands)
    Bill Forsythe (Local Hero)
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    So many, but these are ten of my favs and the movies of theirs that made them my favs

    P.T. Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love)
    Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
    Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet)
    Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky)
    The Coen brothers (O Brother Where Art Thou)
    Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadephia, Beloved)
    Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Dogma)
    Milos Forman (Man on the Moon, Amadeus)
    Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump and The Back to the Future movies)
    Clint Eastwood (Mystic River, Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County)

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    Billy Wilder
    Elia Kazan
    John Ford
    William Wyler
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Martin Scorsese
    Fredrico Fellini
    David Lynch
    Last edited by Sphere; 08-26-2004 at 09:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazyshadeof
    P.T. Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love)
    I forgot about him! Boogie Nights is on my top 10 list.
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    I like Spielberg, Stephen King (Does he count?), and Wes Craven.
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    The classics:
    Fellini
    Ford
    Lang
    Murnau
    Kurosawa
    Scorsese
    Kubrick
    Ozu

    Today:
    Tarantino
    Scorsese
    The two Sams - Mendes and Raimi
    Malick
    Miyazaki
    Lars Von Trier
    Solondz
    The two Spikes - Lee and Jonze
    Spielberg (Booo, me!)
    Last edited by happyblue; 02-06-2005 at 12:17 AM.

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    Have never heard of Solondz, but I ditto most of the others, especially Fellini, Coppola, Kurosawa, Kubrick and Miyazaki. Gotta love The Hitchcock, The Welles, and the Tarantino. Oh, and Murnau. Sunrise and The Last Laugh are just so...indescribable. Beautiful. Haunting. They leave me speechless and somewhat disturbed.

    I wish I saw more of Terrence Malick's - but unfortunately all I have seen so far is his Thin Red Line, which I found to be deeply lyrical and philosophical in a way few movies (especially war movies) are nowadays but also too meandering and occasionally opaque. And Ozu and Lars von Trier are just too stylistically remote for me(...Dogville? Blech. :phhht ) But overall I everyone's lists.

    (No comment on Spielberg, though. )

    ETA: Other favorite directors, with my favorite works of theirs in parenthesis: Truffaut (the 400 blows), Tarkovsky (Solaris), Marcel Carne (Children of Paradise), Chaplin (City Lights), Wes Anderson (Rushmore? Bottle Rocket? Argh, I can't choose!), Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris), Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine), Zeffirelli (Romeo and Juliet), Krzysztof Kieslowski (the colors trilogy...but I want to see The Decalogue too, dammit!), Luis Bunuel (The Exterminating Angel), Mel Brooks (The Producers), and Woody Allen. (Shoot me now, please...but I really, really liked Annie Hall. )
    Last edited by nausicaa; 02-06-2005 at 12:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nausicaa
    (...Dogville? Blech. :phhht )
    Everyone's allowed 1 or 2 stinkers in a career. If he can crank out a few more movies like "Breaking the Waves" and "Dancer in the Dark," I'd put Von Trier up there with the classics.

    Solondz = Todd Solandz = "Happiness," "Welcome to the Dollhouse," "Storytelling" = dark, offensive comedy = not for everyone

    I forgot to mention, Sergio Lione, a must for any Tarantino fan, and Steven Soderbergh, whose up and down, but more ups (Limey, Traffic, Out of Sight) than downs (Full Frontal, Solaris).

    I want to see Dekalog, too.
    Last edited by happyblue; 02-07-2005 at 12:19 AM.

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    I also forgot to mention early John Woo. His recent stuff have been more downs (Paycheck, MI:2, Windtalkers) than ups (Face/off). You forget about his Hong Kong stuff.

    Directors whose work I haven't yet seen but really want to: Renoir, Bergman, Cassavettes, Tati, De Sica, Brunel. I could go on and on.

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