Best Director

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Best director

  1. Stephen Spielberg

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Tim Burton

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. Oliver Stone

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    0.0%
  4. Roland Emmerich

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    0.0%
  5. George Lucas

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. James Cameron

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Ridley Scott

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Other

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Foinikas

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    Who is the best director in your opinion from the above famous directors?
     
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    Even though I really like scifi I sometimes find that I don't like all of Spielberg's works. I think in many he likes to make a lot of mystery and then does a poorer job at wrapping up the loser ends to the story - not a problem, but he leaves the questions too open for people to make deductions from

    Tim Burton has a really different view to things and I like his dark worlds and sets - Corpse Bride and The Night Before Christmas are fantastic films. I do think that he has a lot of shorter work that does not hit the mainstream though - which is a shame

    Oliver Stone - Roland Emmerich - James Cameron - don't know them by name but probably seen their stuff

    George Lucas - was great, but I think he has sorly lost his way in recent times - the remasterings of the original Starwars films were poor (heck the CGI ships looked worse than the model ones - and what was he thinking with remaking the Greeto Scene!). An older master fallen on bad times and listening too much to his marketing devision.

    Ridley Scott - I know the name but can't put his name to films (was it the Alien ones by chance?)

    However there are some greats that are missing from this list I feel - first there is Jackson (LOTR) who took on a massive task of bringing the books to film and even with rebuilding large areas of the film to his own thinking. He got it right I feel - with the only lacking being the ending (we need the Hobbits fighting at the end in the Shire!)
    Also Sergio Leone deserves a mention as well for his westerns and also his use of film as well - one of the fewer directors who made you watch the film rather than just play out the story with film -- his use of long periods of mood building with nothing but music to back it at a stack contrast to the modern film directors who favour constant action to keep interest in the film.
     
  3. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I voted Steven Spielberg, he is the best.
     
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    Steven Spielberg cause he has done all of my favourite films =)
     
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    Burton is one of my favorites :)
     
  6. Foinikas

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    I voted for Tim Burton.I like Sleepy Hollow and I'm also going through a Corpse Bride "phase" and so I think Tim Burton is an amazing director.
     
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    Akira Kurosawa.

    Ran has the best writer/director combination of all time.

    Americans, and the younger generation, might be more familiar with Yojimbo, on which A Fistful of Dollars was based, and Seven Samurai on which The Magnificent Seven was based.
     
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  8. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Star Wars too and also on Kurosawa's 'Hidden Fortress'
     
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    I voted Steven Spielberg, and it's Steven not Stephen. For someone who has a brother called Steven, he gets really pissed off when people spell it Stephen so I'm supporting his cause of Anti-Stephen's who are meant to be Steven's :D lol
     
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    My typo,my mistake.Hang me at the square at 15.00 and eat hot-dogs watching it :D
     
  11. Sevi

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    I voted for Tim Burton although he should start making different things soon and not recycling his old works all the time...
     
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    I agree with you.He has made amazing films but he has to get out of that gothic/emo motiff just for a small change.
     
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    Yeah! Ι expect his new film Alice in Wonderland to be dark as well but I hope it will be maybe a bit different
     
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    but if its not dark and broody can it really be called a Tim Burton movie?
     
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    Big Fish wasnt as dark but still it was really good movie!

    But I want it to be dark just not so similar to his previous works!
     
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    Burton for me. I really do hope Alice will be dark, just because I loved the American Mcgee's Alice game. I'm quite sure it will be, but yeah..Burton is my fave.
     
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    Aronofsky
     
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    I should have added Guillermo del Torro as well...
     
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    And the Wachowski brothers >.>
     
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    Actually I was gonna put the Wakowski brothers but for some reason I left them out in the end.Maybe I should have included them in the list as well.

    But anyway I just love Tim Burton's movies.They usually leave you with a bittersweet end to day-dream in a state of a sweet melancholy.That's a rare feeling.And Tim Burton can make the viewer feel this bittersweet sadness.Just like in Edward Scissorhands,Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory etc.