The Future Of Directing Greatness!!

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

Postby sleepflower on Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:20 pm

After seeing Goodnighnt and Good luck , I have had to say clooney, he will be one of the greats eventually, such a craftsman.

Other than that, I'm a huge fan of michel gondry, a video artists through and through.
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Postby colonel_lugz on Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:24 pm

sleepflower wrote:After seeing Goodnighnt and Good luck , I have had to say clooney, he will be one of the greats eventually, such a craftsman.

Other than that, I'm a huge fan of michel gondry, a video artists through and through.


I agree there, i was very difficult not to vote for Clooney, I love both Confesions of a Dangerous Mind and GNaGL.....But i dont know which route he will follow acting or directing could he be the best he possibly could if he did both???
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Postby sleepflower on Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:33 pm

colonel_lugz wrote:
sleepflower wrote:Aft er seeing Goodnighnt and Good luck , I have had to say clooney, he will be one of the greats eventually, such a craftsman.

Other than that, I'm a huge fan of michel gondry, a video artists through and through.


I agree there, i was very difficult not to vote for Clooney, I love both Confesions of a Dangerous Mind and GNaGL.....But i dont know which route he will follow acting or directing could he be the best he possibly could if he did both???


Well he managed it this year, with the Oscar and nominations, even if it was for supporting.

Even more curious as to the subject of his next directing adventure. Same theme as TV in the cold war? could create a whole subgenre to himself.
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Postby DaleTremont on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:14 pm

Luc Besson's on this list? Really?

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely love Besson but he's been around since the 80s and already has, what, 10 directing credits to his name?

I'd definitely add Neil Marshall. I think he's going to be huge.

I was crazy about Matthew Vaughn after Layer Cake but severely let down by Stardust. Still, I think he's up there.

Other names that really stick out: Edgar Wright, Craig Brewer, Zack Snyder, Christopher Gans.

People like Del Toro, P.T. Anderson, Cuaron, Fincher, Nolan...I love em' but to me they're already pretty established.

Some directors who are truly just getting their feet wet in terms of quality and/or quantity, but who have a lot of promise: James Gunn, Justin Lin, Joe Wright, Jason Reitman (holy crap they're all Js!)
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:18 pm

David Gordon Green needs to be added like right fucking now.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:29 pm

based on HUKKLE I'd throw György Pálfi's name into the ring.

Hirokazu Koreeda (AFTER LIFE, NOBODY KNOWS), Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH), Shane Meadows, one or two of the Mumblecore mavens, Julia Loktev (DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT) and So Yong Kim (IN BETWEEN DAYS) also come to mind as neophyte directors with tons of promise...
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Postby DaleTremont on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:39 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Jonathan Glazer


Most certainly.

I'd actually put J.J. Abrams up there as MI3 is the only feature film he's done that we've seen. And I thought that was quite well done.
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Postby TonyWilson on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:43 pm

DaleTremont wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Jonathan Glazer


Most certainly.



I already concur
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:59 pm

Without a doubt in my mind, Joss Whedon.

I was at first a staunch advocate for his demise. But, then I saw Firefly and Serenity.

Then Angel.

He needs much more exposure, but the scene in Serenity's kitchen with Mal's soliloquy was shot and directed PERFECTLY.

That's Spielburgian skill right there.
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Postby LaDracul on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:07 pm

My vote went for Nolan, as he was able to make a descent comic book movie set in the REAL world. And I really can't wait to see his next one. :)
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Postby tapehead on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:13 pm

TonyWilson wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Jonathan Glazer


Most certainly.



I already concur


Most suspicious post-edit ever.
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Postby TonyWilson on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:47 am

:oops:


I'm half caught. Glazer was already on there (edit time is before KC's post) but there was a certain director I've lost major faith in after his second film that I just had to delete for fear of embarassment.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:52 am

Who's that Tony?

In any case a few of those directors don't belong on the poll, that's for sure.

Most hilarious is Luc Besson, since he isn't going to direct a film again.
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Postby doglips on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:56 am

Hey, I voted Besson! Hahahaha
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Postby TonyWilson on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:58 am

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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:59 am

*vomits blood*
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Postby doglips on Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:03 am

Haha, Tony was really looking forward to 300 too.
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Postby silentbobafett on Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:05 am

Er, no David Gordon Green?

I suggest wathing George Washington and All The Real Girls.

Undertow is worth checking out

And the trailer for the "it's going to rule your fucking arses" film that is: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:10 am

Besides a mention for George Washington by KCBC some time ago, I've never even heard of this David Gordon Green... Pineapple Express is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year to boot.
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Postby Seppuku on Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:39 am

Pacino86845 wrote:Besides a mention for George Washington by KCBC some time ago, I've never even heard of this David Gordon Green... Pineapple Express is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year to boot.


He's probably most famous, however, for writing the intro to Vern's Seagalogy book.
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Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:54 am

Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing what Sam Mendes does next. My vote goes for him.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:55 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Besides a mention for George Washington by KCBC some time ago, I've never even heard of this David Gordon Green... Pineapple Express is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year to boot.


He's probably most famous, however, for writing the intro to Vern's Seagalogy book.


Damn, poor guy. How's he gonna live up to the kind of pressure that normally follows such a career high?

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Worst Part's Almost Over wrote:Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing what Sam Mendes does next. My vote goes for him.


You don't have to wait *too* long... his next film's already being dressed up as Oscar bait.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:52 am

Pacino86845 wrote:Who's that Tony?

In any case a few of those directors don't belong on the poll, that's for sure.

Most hilarious is Luc Besson, since he isn't going to direct a film again.


I thought that too, he's actually announced his retirement (and then went ahead and made Angel A and Minimoys... and has two sequels for that in production...)
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:57 am

I'd read that years ago he swore that he wouldn't direct more than 10 feature films in his career... Minimoys was his tenth film.

But now IMDB says he's working to close up a Minimoys trilogy... urgh, NOT good!

EDIT: Hehehe, just as you said!
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Postby Fried Gold on Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:21 pm

TonyWilson wrote:I'LL NEVER TELL!!!!

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Do not speak that name here, else The-One-Who-Must-Not-Get-Funding will conquer the world of cogent cinema.
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Postby Evil Hobbit on Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:54 pm

Brad Bird, PT Anderson, Mel Gibson and Nolan.

I can see them being the new:

Spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas

Strong runners up for me is Cuaron and Ang Lee
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Postby LaDracul on Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:17 pm

tapehead wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Who's that Tony?

In any case a few of those directors don't belong on the poll, that's for sure.

Most hilarious is Luc Besson, since he isn't going to direct a film again.


I thought that too, he's actually announced his retirement (and then went ahead and made Angel A and Minimoys... and has two sequels for that in production...)


Really? That was probably the only good Madonna movie ever made...
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Postby Maui on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:16 pm

Why is there no Terry Gilliam on the list? or did I just miss it?
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Postby tapehead on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:17 pm

Because it's a thread about new-ish directors who look set to achieve greatness... although admittedly, there's already a few no-so-new names on that list.

Even so, Gilliam has quite a list of titles already under his belt, and one might argue he has more of his career behind him than ahead of him.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:19 pm

tapehead wrote:Because it's a thread about new-ish directors who look set to achieve greatness... although admittedly, there's already a few no-so-new names on that list.

Even so, Gilliam has quite a list of titles already under his belt, and one might argue he has more of his career behind him than ahead of him.


*cough*Frank Darabnt*cough*
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Postby Maui on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:24 pm

tapehead wrote:Because it's a thread about new-ish directors who look set to achieve greatness... although admittedly, there's already a few no-so-new names on that list.


uh huh.
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Postby Maui on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:26 pm

I'll have to go with Fincher.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:36 pm

Zodiac was AWESOME. IIRC, I went with Aronofsky.
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Postby Maui on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:43 pm

Zodiac
Fight Club
Se7en

Just to name a few ;)

I like this guy's work ALOT!
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:59 pm

Maui wrote:Zodiac
Fight Club
Se7en

Just to name a few ;)

I like this guy's work ALOT!


I tend to fall into the camp that says Fight Club is a bit overrated, but I adored Zodiac and I really enjoy Se7en. Aronofsky got the nod from me based on Pi and the exceptional Fountain.
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Postby Maui on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:09 am

Leckomaniac wrote:
Maui wrote:Zodiac
Fight Club
Se7en

Just to name a few ;)

I like this guy's work ALOT!


I tend to fall into the camp that says Fight Club is a bit overrated, but I adored Zodiac and I really enjoy Se7en. Aronofsky got the nod from me based on Pi and the exceptional Fountain.


Yeah Aronofsky is good.

I'd have to pick P.T. Anderson as a very close second to Fincher. The guy is so young and look at what he has accomplished so far. There Will be Blood , Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, Boogie Nights. Good stuff here!
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Postby Leckomaniac on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:10 am

Maui wrote:
Leckomaniac wrote:
Ma ui wrote:Zodiac
Fight Club
Se7en

Just to name a few ;)

I like this guy's work ALOT!


I tend to fall into the camp that says Fight Club is a bit overrated, but I adored Zodiac and I really enjoy Se7en. Aronofsky got the nod from me based on Pi and the exceptional Fountain.


Yeah Aronofsky is good.

I'd have to pick P.T. Anderson as a very close second to Fincher. The guy is so young and look at what he has accomplished so far. There Will be Blood , Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, Boogie Nights. Good stuff here!


An excellent choice, to be sure. I also stand by my earlier post that mentioned Clooney. I have yet to see his latest offering, but his films are so expertly shot. He has a very keen eye.
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Postby Maui on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:18 am

IMDB says Clooney is directing a movie with the Coens.

Suburbicon...2009

Anyone know anything about this? Or has this been rehashed somewhere else.
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Postby tapehead on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:48 am

Maui wrote:IMDB says Clooney is directing a movie with the Coens.

Suburbicon...2009

Anyone know anything about this? Or has this been rehashed somewhere else.


Everything I know about it I got from this Empire story from a few years back (The title is a pretty distinctive one) If I had a 'Most Anticipated' list for next year, this would be on it.
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Postby Fried Gold on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:44 pm

Based on the question "Who Might Be Considered Great From Current Crop of Rookies and Up and Comers?" posed in the poll, I would find it difficult to pick any from that list.

There are great directors in there, no doubt, but they're already fairly well established and aren't rookies or up & comers anymore.

From that list Brad Bird's name does stick out, as does Edgar Wright's. The latter has talent, but won't reach that ultimate level till he's made a film without Simon Pegg. For Bird, the test will be his upcoming live-action film.

To add to the list...Juan Antonio Bayona. (based solely on The Orphanage mind you).
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Postby havocSchultz on Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:52 pm

I can't believe I left myself of this poll...

It needs to be reset...
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Postby TonyWilson on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:11 pm

I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.
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Postby havocSchultz on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:14 pm

TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:15 pm

TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


Two is too little IMO, I say 3-4 films should be the limit maybe?
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Postby TonyWilson on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:28 pm

Yeh fair enough, Pacino, 3 to 4 sounds good.
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Postby DaleTremont on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:28 pm

TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


Or just take off Del Toro, Anderson 1, Anderson 2, Singer, Cuaron, Boyle, Nolan, Gondry, Aronofsky, Soderbergh, Fincher, Inarritu, Besson, and Shyamalan....
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Postby Al Shut on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:31 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


Two is too little IMO, I say 3-4 films should be the limit maybe?


2 should be allowed to, debut and follow up are enough to at least oracle about the future of a director
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:32 pm

DaleTremont wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


Or just take off Del Toro, Anderson 1, Anderson 2, Singer, Cuaron, Boyle, Nolan, Gondry, Aronofsky, Soderbergh, Fincher, Inarritu, Besson, and Shyamalan....


and Gibson and Mendes...
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Postby DaleTremont on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:34 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:I think we all agree that there should be a new poll, and let's limit it to directors with 2 or less films under their belt.


Or just take off Del Toro, Anderson 1, Anderson 2, Singer, Cuaron, Boyle, Nolan, Gondry, Aronofsky, Soderbergh, Fincher, Inarritu, Besson, and Shyamalan....


and Gibson and Mendes...


Verbinski too has done an awful lot...
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Postby TonyWilson on Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:36 pm

Yeh they can go off but we should add some new ones too because that poll is about 2 years old now.
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