Round 8: people I didn't add to the last one

Which director made the best films, made the best visuals, or smelled the best? This is the forum to find out.

Pick one, punkass

Sidney Lumet
1
6%
Robert Altman
0
No votes
PTA
1
6%
DePalma
2
13%
Scorsese
10
63%
Rob Bowman
0
No votes
Jesus
2
13%
 
Total votes : 16

Round 8: people I didn't add to the last one

Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:48 pm

And so it continues.

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Postby thomasgaffney on Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:51 pm

I'll watch Tom Arnold read the phone book if Marty Scorsese directs it. Jesus' last two flicks just didn't cut it with me. Too much drama, over-acting, bad sets.....
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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:01 pm

You know who I picked: Rob Bowman.

HAHAHA!! JK. :)

Hey, why is PTA on the list and not Tarantino?
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:03 pm

Scorsese is the clear winner, though Jesus is still my homeboy. Sidney Lumet is a clear second place. Dog Day Afternoon and The Verdict are frickin' incredible.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:05 pm

Network is one of my favorite movies of all time. However, I went with PTA because he's my favorite director of all time. Every single one of his films (including 'Hard Eight') is brilliant.

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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:08 pm

When it comes to great directors My Top 3 from that list would be: Brian DePalma, Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet. Im not an Altman or PTA fan.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:11 pm

PTA doesn't grab me the way he does some folks. I like his stuff and respect his skill, but I have friends who've been "transformed" by his movies. I did think Magnolia was pretty amazing.

I've seen everything he's done once, Booge Nights one more time. I like the feeling I get from his work, like with Kubrick, that you do have to look a little closer and study the film upon repeat viewings to get the full meaning.

Guess what's going to the top of my Netflix queue.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:11 pm

Am I the only one who found Scorsese' last few films reasonably directorially stale?

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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:16 pm

PVIII wrote:Am I the only one who found Scorsese' last few films reasonably directorially stale?


I don't know that I'd call The Aviator stale. I thought it was quite good--not Best Picture, but good.

Gangs of New York felt slightly misdirected, but it still had his stylistic flourish. I actually enjoyed much of it.

I guess I'd have to say I disagree, PVIII. Regardless, his work on Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Casino pretty much assure him my vote on their own.
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:23 pm

Almost everything Marty has done since Casino has been below par for the masters ability however he's still my favourite out of the Bunch, I'm not a huge fan of Altman and I don't know who this Jesus dude is but I like all the others a lot, Sidney Lumet in second place for me.

Obviously if you read my post in previous TB you know where I stand on Bowman, He's a Hack. Reign of Fire could and should have been great but it was a turd.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:28 pm

I hope everyone knows Rob Bowman is added as a joke.

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Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:34 pm

I havent liked Martys last few films as much as his previous works. I really disliked Gangs of NY. That movie was just a big mess to me. I liked The Aviator, but its still not a classic film by any means. Good but not great. Im always looking forward to his new ones.

I didnt like DePalmas last film Femme Fatale very much. Im really looking forward to The Black Dahlia tho. I have a feeling its going to be great.

Lumet has made alot of great films like 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day etc. but I dont really follow his work these days.

PTA and Altmans films do nothing for me personally. Ive seen most of both directors work (including Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia Nashville, MASH, Gosford Park) and their styles of cinema just arent for me.
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:39 pm

PTA is pretty much directing Altmans new movie if we are to belive the rumours.

Apparently Altman tells PTA what he want's from a tent with monitors and PTA goes out and communicates this with the cast, Altman getting too old is stated as the main reason.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:47 pm

I totally forgot about Network and 12 Angry Men when I listed Lumet above. God, I love those two movies. 12 Angry Men is a frggin' perfect courtroom drama. The guy has the most subdued, "pulled back" style.

His next is called Find Me Guilty with Vin Diesel. They showed a clip from it at the Oscars this year. Check out Diesel's hairpiece here: http://www.comingsoon.net/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Drama/Find_Me_Guilty&image=findmeguiltyposter.jpg&img=&tt=
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:53 pm

I enjoyed "Night Falls on Manhattan" Andy Garcia and Ian Holm, did anyone see the 12 Angry Men rip off on "The Dead Zone" it's been done to death and yet that programme still thought it was being original.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:54 pm

Magnolia and Short Cuts are pretty similiar in structure. I always knew PTA was a big Altman fan, but that's pretty cool they're working together like that. I still want to know what's the deal with OIL.

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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:58 pm

John-Locke: Yeah, Fox had a short-lived show on last year called The Jury, from Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana (of Oz and Homicide fame). It basically pulled a 12 Angry Men on a weekly basis, passing around how was the Number 8, Henry Fonda character. Kinda sucked.
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Postby PVIII on Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:06 pm

I saw 12 angry men on stage last year here in NYC. Fantastic show.

Speaking of shows, if anyone's in the city, I heartily recommend Glengarry Glenross (Alan Alda, Jeffrey Tambor, Liev Schriber(sp?)).

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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:25 am

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Postby Agent Alonzo on Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:33 am

Man-in-the-Box wrote:"Nobody fuck with the Jesus.


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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:37 am

MasterWhedon wrote:Check out Diesel's hairpiece


Come on... that's not a the Diesel! That's a the Andrew Dice Clay, eh?
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:13 pm

In terms of television directing, Rob Bowman comes across quite well.

Scorcese wins I guess. Even though he's been making the same film for the past forty years...
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:18 pm

Scorses hasn't made a movie where I cared about the story or character genuinely since The King Of Comedy.

That was his most intruiging, fascinating movie since The Outsiders.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:25 pm

I quite enjoyed The Aviator.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:27 pm

Well I was so uninterested in it and bored by it that I didn't even bother seeing it.

DiCaprio looks nothing like Tommy Lee Jones as Howard the Duck anyway.
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Postby Fried Gold on Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:20 am

I've never really seen what the appeal of Brian dePalma has been.

Carrie's always looked dated and cheap. Scarface is as much to do with Pacino as it is the director. Which leaves The Untouchables as my favourite film of his. And a load of others which nobody really talks about unless they want to talk about "split diopters".

When Windows Movie Maker has a "dePalma" plug-in, it's time to pack it in.
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Re: Round 8: people I didn't add to the last one

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