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your favorite directors

Post by unionfederal » Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:11 am

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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Re: your favorite directors

Post by npcoombs » Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:03 am

unionfederal wrote: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.
Here goes:

Bela Tarr

Andrei Tarkovsky

Sergei Paradjanov

Alexander Sokurov

Pasolini

Gus Van Sant

Lars Von Trier

Stanley Kubrick

Bergman

Miklos Jancso

Fellini

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Post by Alex_W » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:07 pm

Hitchcock
Welles
Bergman
Fellini

My favourite younger directors are Alejandro Amenábar and Kim Ki Duk.

edit: and Lars von Trier
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Post by mattias » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:20 pm

i'll pick van sant and bergman from your list and add godard, sofia coppola, wes anderson and mike nichols. there are many others, but their films inspire me the most right now. i guess none of these come as a major surprise, with godard as the possible exception, since you've already analyzed quite well what kind of films i like to make. ;-)

EDIT: can i place a negative vote for von trier? not that i dislike him, he just gets way too much attention for very little in my opinion. especially since he hasn't made a great film since breaking the waves. a few good ones, sure, but not great.

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Post by timdrage » Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:14 pm

I could write a pretty long list! :)
here's a quick one:

Wong Kar Wai (Chunking Express = favorite film)

Mike Jittlov (The Wizard of Speed and Time!!! great inspiration to animators!!!! Somebody give him a huge budget for a lavish DVD special edition of his lost classic!)

Alexandro Jodorowsky

Mamoru Oshii (Especially Angel's Egg and 'Urusei Yatsura movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer' but even his more well known stuff such as Ghost in the Shell is good. It's surprising how much of his personal vision and style (and pet dog!) he puts into even his most mainstream/commercial projects... you always know when you're watching an Oshii film. This is one of the great things about the Japanese animation industry, they allow animators to make the films rather than accountants!!)

Shinya Tsukamoto

Shojin Fukui

Andrzej Zulawsky (purely on the basis of having seen only Possession so far!)

Hideki Anno (Evangelion = one of the great TV series of all time... Like 'Twin Peaks' and 'The Prisoner' it not only brilliantly parodies/deconstructs it's own genre of TV, but also totally outdoes the shows it's referencing on their own terms, and generally contains audacious ideas, content and direction that you can't believe ever got broadcast let alone became extremely popular.... and the 'End of Evangelion' movie is just astonishing... his live action stuff since he quit animation is great too tho i haven't seen much yet.)

Hayao Miyazaki

Andrei Tarkovsky (especially 'Stalker')

Jan Svankmajer (pure surrealist genius. main influence on my stop motion films)

Early George Lucas (before he was replaced by that evil cyborg version.)

Oh, and so obvious I nearly forgot!! - David Lynch!!!

Also, Gondry too of course!!!

that'll do for now! :)
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Post by tlatosmd » Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:26 pm

Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, Oliver Stone, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jeunet & Caro.
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Post by timdrage » Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:35 pm

Nearly every post so far contains several I've missed off my list! :)

Gilliam especially...

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Post by Evan Kubota » Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:54 pm

Tarkovsky, Kieslowski, Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Wajda...

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Post by Alex_W » Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:25 am

timdrage wrote:
Wong Kar Wai (Chunking Express = favorite film)
Damn, Wong Kar Wai ofcourse, and Chris Doyle with him.

I recently saw Eros, a collaboration between him, Michelangelo Antonioni and Steven Soderbergh. His part was easily the best.
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Post by S8 Booster » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:01 pm

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Fellini

+ quite many more unknown for teh time being.

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Post by Superbus_ » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:04 pm

Woody Allen
Andrei Tarkovsky
Luis Bunuel
George Lucas
Miklós Jancsó
István Szabó
Béla Tarr
Éva Zsurzs
etc.
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Post by mattias » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:08 pm

haha, you forgot zlatan ibrahimovic. the greatest of them all. :-)

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Post by Superbus_ » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:14 pm

mattias wrote:haha, you forgot zlatan ibrahimovic. the greatest of them all. :-)

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Post by carlweston » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:47 am

Martin Scorsese
Woody Allen
Oliver Stone
Spike lee
David Fincher
Spike jones

These are some of my favorites.
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Post by P.w.Shelton » Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:50 am

Bunuel
Herzog
Fellini
Bergman
Olmi
Kubrick
Truffaut
Kurosawa
I'm sure there are others...

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