Discussion in 'Polls' started by Foinikas, Mar 22, 2009.
Who is the best director in your opinion from the above famous directors?
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.
I voted Steven Spielberg, he is the best.
Steven Spielberg cause he has done all of my favourite films =)
Burton is one of my favorites
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.
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.
Star Wars too and also on Kurosawa's 'Hidden Fortress'
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 lol
My typo,my mistake.Hang me at the square at 15.00 and eat hot-dogs watching it
I voted for Tim Burton although he should start making different things soon and not recycling his old works all the time...
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.
Yeah! Ι expect his new film Alice in Wonderland to be dark as well but I hope it will be maybe a bit different
but if its not dark and broody can it really be called a Tim Burton movie?
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!
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.
I should have added Guillermo del Torro as well...
And the Wachowski brothers >.>
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.
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