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    Favorite movie directors

    We've had threads for favorite actors, actresses, movies... how about directors!

    • Altman
      Foreman
      Woody Allen
      Fellinni
      Bertolucci
      Visconti
      Kurosawa
      Goddard
      Truffault
      Bunuel
      Tarkovsky
      Wajda
      Kislowski
      Veber

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    TIM BURTON!!!!!!!

    TIM BURTON TIM BURTON TIM BURTON TIM BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great list, Pitchka. Most of my favorites are on it. Okay, here's mine:

    Milos Foreman
    Frederico Fellinni
    Bernardo Bertolucci
    Luciano Visconti
    Akira Kurosawa
    Jean-Luc Goddard
    Luis Bunuel
    Louis Malle
    Martin Scorsese
    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Francois Truffaut
    Errol Morris
    Wim Wenders
    Victor Fleming
    Orson Welles
    David Mamet
    Neil LaBute
    James Ivory
    Vittorio De Sica
    Roberto Rossellini
    Michelangelo Antonioni
    Lars von Trier
    Jim Jarmusch
    Adrian Lyne (yes, I actually like some of his films a lot)
    Luchino Visconti
    Eric Rohmer
    Stanley Kubrick
    The Coen Brothers
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sydney Lumet
    Alfred Hitchcock
    Philip Kaufman
    Elia Kazan
    Robert Altman
    Bob Rafelson (on and off)
    Billy Wilder
    Preston Sturges
    David Lean
    Fritz Lang
    Francis Ford Coppola (until "Rumble Fish")
    Werner Herzog
    Jacques Tati
    Arthur Penn
    Sydney Pollack
    Mike Nichols
    Roman Polanski
    Terence Malick
    Nicholas Roeg
    Jonathan Demme

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    Originally posted by Lcp88
    TIM BURTON!!!!!!!

    TIM BURTON TIM BURTON TIM BURTON TIM BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Laura
    Yep!!

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    Good thread! Most of my favorites are here including Woody Allen. How about Clint Eastwood and Serge Leone?

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    Many, many when they are at their best. To list them, I know I would inadvertently leave at lest 20 unlisted.

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    Wow, that's quite a list RGirl.......my fav's would be Speilberg, Lucas, and Howard.........will pretty much see anything they direct.......42

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    Ridley Scott

    James Cameron

    Peter Jackson

    Francis Ford Coppola

    Kevin Smith(Clerks)
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    Oh, Show! How could I forget Ron Howard!!! It's like forgetting to thank your parents when you win an award! He's had some clunkers, but generally I love Ron's movies. At first you think, "No way can Opie/Richie Cunningham really 'get down' into the real dirt of life." But he does, and I love his sense of humor. In "Parenthood" when the kids are singing the diahrea song in the car and the daughter pukes right into her father's lap, I knew Ron could put real life on screen. I usually don't like fantasy movies, but between Howard's deft touch and Tom Hanks' performance, I was completely taken in. He really should have won best director for "Apollo 13," but as long as he won it for something and "A Beautiful Mind" was good enough. Thanks for reminding me.

    I also can't believe I left out Steven Soderbergh. "Erin Brockvich" was overhyped, IMO, but I could watch "Ocean's Eleven" and "Solaris" all day, not to mention "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" (even if the end did suck). But my absolute favorite SS movie is "The Limey." If you're fans of Terance Stamp and Peter Fonda, rent this flick. Soderbergh said he hired Stamp because, "He was the last of that group of great British actors from the '60s who can still walk into a room and cause trouble." And in "The Limey" Stamp does just that. And the direction by SS is so cool.
    Rgirl

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    Robert Wise
    Elia Kazan
    Sam Mendes - "American Beauty" and "The Road to Perdition"
    were beautifully made.
    David Lynch - I love "Mulholland Drive"!
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Alfred Hitchcock - So many great films, "Rebecca" was brilliant
    Ridley Scott
    Martin Scorsese - He is near the top for me
    Baz Luhrmann
    Bernardo Bertolucci - Glad to see others enjoy him as well!

    I'll think of more later.

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