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who is your favorite movie Director


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Connor B

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It's a simple thread, really. List your favorite directors! Here are mine!

Alfred Hitchcock
Fritz Lang
Ridley Scott
Tony Scott
Stanley Kubrick
Sam Peckinpah
David Lynch
David Cronenberg
John Hughes
Kinji Fukasaku
Takeshi Kitano
John Frankenheimer
Paul Verhoeven
Terry Gilliam
The Coen Brothers
John Woo
Nicolas Winding Refn
Dario Argento
Lucio Fulci
Michael Mann
William Friedkin
Jonathan Demme
Quentin Tarantino
Christopher Nolan
Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
Martin Scorcese
Brian De Palma
Francis Ford Coppola
Walter Hill
Orson Welles
 

ghost19

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Carpenter, because he directed my numero uno favourite film "The Thing", and many others I like, including, off the top of my head, "Big Trouble in Little China", "Halloween" and "Assault on Precinct 13".

Little known fact: I actually have an altar in my bedroom dedicated to "The Thing". ;;D

Other directors I would put on my Top Directors list are: Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Lucio Fulci, Paul Verhoeven, George Romero, George Miller, Lloyd Kaufman, Tobe Hooper and, of course, David Cronenberg.
If I could like this post more time I would sir. Have to give the nod to Carpenter. It took someone special to come up with that good of a remake of "The Thing". I was curious, did you catch the updated version they put out a couple of three years ago?
 

kingricefan

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If I could like this post more time I would sir. Have to give the nod to Carpenter. It took someone special to come up with that good of a remake of "The Thing". I was curious, did you catch the updated version they put out a couple of three years ago?
The new one is actually a prequel as it takes the viewer up to the point of the beginning of the Kurt Russell film. I liked it alot.
 
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kingricefan

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I've never got a chance to watch it. As much as I like Carpenter's version, I'm surprised I let this one slip by. I'll have to check it out.
Repeat after me: "Nothing will ever come close to John Carpenter's version of The Thing.' There, now you can go watch the other one and not be disappointed! ;-D
 
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ghost19

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Repeat after me: "Nothing will ever come close to John Carpenter's version of The Thing.' There, now you can go watch the other one and not be disappointed! ;-D
I agree. My son watched Carpenter's version last year around Halloween for the first time. He liked it a lot, didn't budge during the whole movie. It's still an intense movie.
 

Grandpa

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Y'know, I get the "genius" thing applied to Kubrick. Just not my kind of genius, I guess.

I was enjoying 2001: A Space Odyssey but there was so little exposition that it made the movie indecipherable, which I guess is genius in letting the audience decide, but by that standard, you could show them a blank screen for two and a half hours and let them decide what movie they just saw.

It seemed like I spent three weeks watching Barry Lyndon, with a boring storing revolving around characters bereft of interest to me. That one was a slog, and not a slog to some ultimate triumph, but a slog through chest-high wastewater sludge with the reward at the end of a walk home with the same clothes I've been wearing through the miasma.