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Noumena
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1/31/2013 3:36:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Post yo list.

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained....

Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight (Rises), Inception, The Prestige, Memento, The Following....

David Fincher: Seven, Fight Club, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network....

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey....

The Coens: Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Fargo, True Grit....

People who you have to mention (but who's style I don't particularly have any affinity for): Hitchcock, Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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1/31/2013 10:02:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:36:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
Post yo list.

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained....

Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight (Rises), Inception, The Prestige, Memento, The Following....

David Fincher: Seven, Fight Club, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network....

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey....

The Coens: Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Fargo, True Grit....

People who you have to mention (but who's style I don't particularly have any affinity for): Hitchcock, Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.

I am for Cameron. His Aliens & T2 are classic. Christopher Nolan is also one of the best.
Not a fan of Quentin Tarantino.
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1/31/2013 10:06:34 PM
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At 1/31/2013 10:02:00 PM, TheElderScroll wrote:
Not a fan of Quentin Tarantino.

In other news, you're dead to me.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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2/1/2013 9:30:03 AM
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At 1/31/2013 10:06:34 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 1/31/2013 10:02:00 PM, TheElderScroll wrote:
Not a fan of Quentin Tarantino.

In other news, you're dead to me.
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2/2/2013 12:52:45 PM
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I like Spielberg.
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2/2/2013 1:08:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 3:36:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
Post yo list.

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained....

Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight (Rises), Inception, The Prestige, Memento, The Following....

David Fincher: Seven, Fight Club, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network....

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey....

The Coens: Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Fargo, True Grit....

People who you have to mention (but who's style I don't particularly have any affinity for): Hitchcock, Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.

Coppola (either one)? (for the have to's)

Irving Kirchner (directed the only good Star Wars movie)

Clooney

Robert Rodriguez

Mel Brooks

Spike Jonze (short list of feature films, but long list of music video, and other, directing credits...and the movies he's done have packed quite a wallop)

are some others like, but your list is pretty good.

I don't think Penny Marshall gets nearly enough credit for the overall body of work she's put together, either. They're not my faves but I dislike very few of them, which given I am not even approaching the target audience for the vast majority of them.

(Video, directed by Spike Jonze, if that wasn't made obvious enough, may be the best music video I've ever seen, and I had MTV 2 months after it's debut so I've seen a few of them...it's epic)
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2/2/2013 1:09:48 PM
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At 1/31/2013 3:36:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
Post yo list.

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained....

Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight (Rises), Inception, The Prestige, Memento, The Following....

David Fincher: Seven, Fight Club, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network....

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey....

The Coens: Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Fargo, True Grit....

People who you have to mention (but who's style I don't particularly have any affinity for): Hitchcock, Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.

Excellent list.
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2/2/2013 1:10:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/2/2013 1:08:24 PM, malcolmxy wrote:

Coppola (either one)? (for the have to's)

Irving Kirchner (directed the only good Star Wars movie)

Clooney

Robert Rodriguez

Mel Brooks

Spike Jonze (short list of feature films, but long list of music video, and other, directing credits...and the movies he's done have packed quite a wallop)

are some others like, but your list is pretty good.

I don't think Penny Marshall gets nearly enough credit for the overall body of work she's put together, either. They're not my faves but I dislike very few of them, which given I am not even approaching the target audience for the vast majority of them.



(Video, directed by Spike Jonze, if that wasn't made obvious enough, may be the best music video I've ever seen, and I had MTV 2 months after it's debut so I've seen a few of them...it's epic)

Also excellent.
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2/2/2013 1:21:15 PM
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At 2/2/2013 1:11:18 PM, Franz_Reynard wrote:
Only one I can think of that hasn't been mentioned is Darren Aronofsky.

That made me remember JJ Abrams for some reason. Aronofsky is the shiznizzle, though.

I like most of what Abrams has done, though I don't really give him credit for Lost any longer, past the pilot, which was great and wonderfully cinematic in scope and quality. (my gramps designed the flight system on the plane used in the show...)

Guilty Pleasure - Aaron Sorkin (again, shorter list of films, but that @sshole sucks me in ever time with his tricks...that he uses over and over and over and I fall for every time like they were new to me)
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2/2/2013 2:13:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/2/2013 1:09:48 PM, Franz_Reynard wrote:
At 1/31/2013 3:36:56 PM, Noumena wrote:
Post yo list.

Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained....

Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight (Rises), Inception, The Prestige, Memento, The Following....

David Fincher: Seven, Fight Club, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network....

Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove, Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey....

The Coens: Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother, Fargo, True Grit....

People who you have to mention (but who's style I don't particularly have any affinity for): Orson Welles Hitchcock, Spielberg, Cameron, and Scorsese.

Excellent list.

Added bolded.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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2/2/2013 3:05:48 PM
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At 2/2/2013 2:13:03 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
Orson Welles

You didn't like Citizen Kane? You do know that Rosebud was Hearst's pet name for his mistress's vajayjay, right? Welles snuck so much personal stuff about Hearst in there that once it came out and people who knew Hearst saw it, he was socially ruined, and no one deserved to be socially ruined like Hearst.

Welles was the 1st rock n roll star. I can get with rebelling against the rest of the list, but not Welles.

Plus, Orson absolutely RULED as Unicron in Transformers: The Movie (which I know he didn't direct, but still...too much awesome...)
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2/2/2013 3:18:26 PM
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Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Quentin Tarantino
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2/2/2013 3:58:40 PM
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um...Spike Lee (*self flagellates for unforgivable omission*)

I can see how some might argue that Spike Lee Movies are too this or too that (or too Spike Lee Movies), but Malcolm X was done about as well as any biopic in film history (ROBBED at the Oscar ceremony that year), and with Inside Man, Lee finally turned the corner from "great director of black-themed movies" to "great director of movies". I'm excited about his career as he advances in age further.

Also, without Spike Lee - no Samuel L. Jackson, which means that LaMont from Sanford and Son or perhaps JJ Walker play opposite John Travolta in Pulp Fiction.

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6/4/2013 2:54:06 PM
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(My favorite of their films included)
The Coen Brothers: Fargo
Wes Anderson: The Royal Tenenbaums
Woody Allen: Annie Hall
Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction
David Lynch: Mullohand Dr.
David Fincher: Fight Club
Francis Coppela: The Godfather part II
Martin Scorsese: Goodfellas
Christopher Nolan: Memento
Peter Jackson: LoR 3
Joss Whedon: Serenity
David Cianfrance: Blue Valentine
Zack Snyder: Watchmen
Robert Rodriguez: From Dusk till Dawn
Steven Speilberg: Minority Report
Stanley Kubrick: 2001 A Space Odyssey
Edgar Wright: Shaun of the Dead
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6/7/2013 7:20:52 PM
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Can't believe I didn't include Wes Anderson.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/13/2013 1:38:11 AM
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I'm a Christopher Nolan fan.

Also, I'm not sure if you could say he's one of the best, but I feel like Richard Linklaster is worth mentioning. Creator of Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly and Warm Bodies.
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6/16/2013 4:51:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/16/2013 4:47:48 PM, unitedandy wrote:
Yes to Tarantino, Scorsese, Nolan and some of the others.

Guy Richie - Sherlock Holmes, Lock Stock, Snatch, RocknRolla

Guy Richie is weird. I absolutely adore Lock Stock and Snatch but cant stand anything else he's made. Like he just happened to strike gold twice in a row or something.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
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6/17/2013 6:09:59 PM
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Akira Kurosawa and Hayao Miyazaki are my personal favorites amongst the highly acclaimed directors.
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6/17/2013 6:22:19 PM
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Tarantino, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Nolan, Burton, and Lynch.
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6/17/2013 6:48:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/16/2013 4:51:23 PM, Noumena wrote:
At 6/16/2013 4:47:48 PM, unitedandy wrote:
Yes to Tarantino, Scorsese, Nolan and some of the others.

Guy Richie - Sherlock Holmes, Lock Stock, Snatch, RocknRolla

Guy Richie is weird. I absolutely adore Lock Stock and Snatch but cant stand anything else he's made. Like he just happened to strike gold twice in a row or something.

Interesting. I get people disliking RocknRolla (I'll usually avoid Gerard Butler like the plague), but you didn't like Sherlock Holmes?

Also, I'd add Danny Boyle. Trainspotting in particular is a masterpiece.

A bit more controversial but Ben Affleck as well. Argo and the Town were awesome. The guy isn't too bad of an actor either.
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6/18/2013 2:06:00 PM
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At 6/13/2013 1:38:11 AM, FREEDO wrote:
I'm a Christopher Nolan fan.

Also, I'm not sure if you could say he's one of the best, but I feel like Richard Linklaster is worth mentioning. Creator of Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly and Warm Bodies.

He didn't CREATE Warm Bodies. He directed it.

Credit where it's due, thanks.
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6/18/2013 2:07:38 PM
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I think stylistically Wes Anderson is my favorite, especially with The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom.
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