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who is your favorite movie Director


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GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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GNT, how were you able to score an interview with Englund, and under what circumstances? Sounds interesting.
...I was working for an NBC radio affiliate at the time, and managed to root out the guy's agent and went from there...it was around Halloween time and the premier of his show Freddy's Nightmares...so it was a good tie in...
 

Rrty

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...I was working for an NBC radio affiliate at the time, and managed to root out the guy's agent and went from there...it was around Halloween time and the premier of his show Freddy's Nightmares...so it was a good tie in...

You're bringing back memories now, my friend. Freddy's Nightmares. It reminds me of those first-run syndication days in the time before digital distribution, when the media landscape still had independent stations. Friday the 13th: The Series (which should have been called Curious Goods), Tales From the Darkside, War of the Worlds, etc. When weekends were cool, right? I remember when I was obsessed with sending a submission to -- was it called Laurel? -- the company responsible for Monsters. Got the submission package with release form and a one-page sample from a script (from the pilot, "The Feverman"). Had to wait until the series was picked up for another season, but alas, it was not. I used to call the company every so often to see about the status of the show. Had my teleplay ready, but it now sits in my files as a memento of that time.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Didn't really care for the thing that well
I thought it was kind of weird myself
You mean the movie or just The 'Thing'? I didn't want to adopt it or anything.

But then I was stuck up in CFS Alert when I saw it, which actually is a listening station in the Canadian Arctic so I would probably have felt a bit of a kinship for the locale and spookiness of the whole atmosphere in that movie.
 

Grandpa

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Hitchcock until the late '60s, early '70s.
Cohen Bros. They have a style all their own.
Terry Gilliam. Eccentric style that appeals to me.
....(David Lynch has his own style, too, but I just don't enjoy his movies all that much.)
I'd say Spielberg, but he's not consistent enough. When he's on, he's brilliant. Feel the same way about Tim Burton.
Ed Wood.








Okay, not really Ed Wood.
 

prufrock21

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Jun 2, 2011
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Hitchcock until the late '60s, early '70s.
Cohen Bros. They have a style all their own.
Terry Gilliam. Eccentric style that appeals to me.
....(David Lynch has his own style, too, but I just don't enjoy his movies all that much.)
I'd say Spielberg, but he's not consistent enough. When he's on, he's brilliant. Feel the same way about Tim Burton.
Ed Wood.








Okay, not really Ed Wood.
Ed is so bad, he's good.
 

80sFan

Just one more chapter...
Jul 14, 2015
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Mine, too. He didn't direct that one, but he was the producer :) Have you seen The Devil's Backbone or Chronos? Both are in Spanish, but the subtitles are pretty good. Really good movies!

I never knew he didn't direct that one, thanks for the info!
I didn't see the 2 films you mentioned, but I just added them to my watch list :)
 

blunthead

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Aug 2, 2006
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Short list! Hadda go with Kubrick--hell, he's a tough one for ANY list. Ya got Lolita/Clockwork/Spartacus/2001/Full Metal and on and on.

But Carpenter ain't no slouch.

Here's my faves (ones I can think of off the top o me skull):

Orson Welles.
John Huston
Fritz Lang
Howard Hawks
William Wyler
James Whale
Michael Curtiz
Nicholas Ray
Terry Gilliam
Brian DePalma
Marty Scorcese
F.W. Murnau
Tarantino
Werner Herzog

I better just stop right there or I'll be here all night.

Billy Wilder, John Huston, Akira Kurosawa, John Ford, Ingmar Bergman, Frank Capra, Peter Jackson, Howard Hawks, David Lean...I better stop typing...
We both left out Hitchcock, wtf!!! We suck!!!