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dumbingdown
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PostPosted: 09.05.2005 7:41 am    Post subject: your favorite director Reply with quote

subject says it all... talk about yours and why they're your faves?

personally, im a big michel gondry fan, i think he's absolutely great and really admire his work in eternal sunshine, which is how i discovered him actually.
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PostPosted: 09.11.2005 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scorcese/Schrader - I've listed this as a pairing in my favorite filmmakers lists, so I'll do it here as well.



Inescapable paths of violence, the dehumanizing and isolationist nature of the city (a place absolutely CRAWLING with people), insomnia... these are a few of my favorite themes.



Taxi Driver was the first screenplay I wrote a critical analysis of. I had not, at that time, seen the film. The first page was just a description of Travis Bickle.



I probably wouldn't be writing if not for that screenplay.
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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm torn between the two Davids: Lynch and Cronenberg. Both filmmakers incarnate the metaphysical aspects of the human condition in their work, questioning the status quo, no matter how comfortable, and embracing change, no matter how catastrophic or tragic. Metamorphosis is the offering of the outside world, and it is preferable to the stagnation imposed by the world of human belief. I myself am not quite as daring as the xenonaut protagonists of their movies, but I'm inspired their symbolic journeys.
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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying to pick just one name, but then I remembered that we discussed this once before. Out of sheer laziness, I will post a link to that thread:



http://www.flipsidemovies.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=162&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0



I don't know that all my choices would be the same, but it's close enough. I'd probably bump Moodysson up, and definitely add the Dardenne brothers.



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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
After extreme debate, me and my fellow movie-buffs have basically boiled the list down...



The three greates living (we also included some who died in the 90's when boiling it down, but they've been eliminated) directors are obviously:



-Francis Ford Coppola



-Steven Spielberg



-Martin Scorsese


While I can't really fault myself for the three choices, was I that naive two years ago?



And, whoa, it doesn't feel like it's been two years since we've discussed all of this. And that thread was after we lost all the threads.
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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and Mr. Grammar, please don't inspect that quote. I already know what's wrong with it.
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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
Oh, and Mr. Grammar, please don't inspect that quote. I already know what's wrong with it.


You heard him, NW. Lay off, willya?
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PostPosted: 09.12.2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny Baldwin wrote:
And, whoa, it doesn't feel like it's been two years since we've discussed all of this. And that thread was after we lost all the threads.


Yeah... there aren't too many of us left from before the Crash of 2003. You guys are like old pals, but I suppose I should feel all swoony--after all, I had a song and a website made for me!



(Not that either needs to be resurrected, mind you.)
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PostPosted: 09.13.2005 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
(Not that either needs to be resurrected, mind you.)


Part of me feels like an encore and the other part of me wants to delete the files.
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PostPosted: 09.13.2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
Danny Baldwin wrote:
Oh, and Mr. Grammar, please don't inspect that quote. I already know what's wrong with it.


You heard him, NW. Lay off, willya?




That'd be like the pot and the kettle.
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PostPosted: 09.13.2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 09.14.2005 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, just to recap my earlier list:



John Carpenter

Larry Cohen

Hideo Nakata

Alejandro Amenabar

Terence Fisher

Dario Argento

Don Coscarelli



I'm going to have to add Kiyoshi Kurosawa in there too, mainly for Pulse and Guard from the Underground, but also for Cure. He has a slew of horror movies in the next eighteen months, so I'm going to be an excited bunny for a while.
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PostPosted: 09.19.2005 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting list, i know some of the names but not all... care to throw out some of your favorite films, maybe one or two for a few of the directors on your list? thanks!
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