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« : September 28, 2004, 05:52:44 PM »

I hate to say it this way because although he's my favorite director i don't believe he was the greatest most influential director or even had the most talent (i think hitchcock gets that title) but who do you think, among directors, are even in leones league and comparable to him... worthy of being in the same sentence.

I mean there are a lot of great directors and a lot of respectable choices for "favorites", but who do you think deserve to be in the upper echelan(no idea how to spell) of directors... simply the best and greatest.

My personal updated list(with the guidance of some knowledgable posters)...
Sergio Leone
Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Kubrick
John Ford
Orson Welles
AKira Kurosawa
David Lean
Charlie Chaplin
Frank Capra
Victor Fleming

what are your thoughts...

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« #1 : September 28, 2004, 06:44:06 PM »

john houston
frank capra
charlie chaplan
sidney lumet
david lynch
and....
roger corman



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« #2 : September 28, 2004, 10:41:20 PM »

Can't say i agree with lumet... but the other 5 are excellent directors...


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« #3 : September 28, 2004, 11:56:21 PM »

Can't say i agree with lumet... but the other 5 are excellent directors...
agreed.  let me replace lumet's name with mr. john sturges. does that work for you GP_C ?

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« #4 : September 29, 2004, 05:08:47 AM »

 ???

How about David Lean and Sam Peckinpah?

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« #5 : September 29, 2004, 07:08:00 AM »

Akira Kurosawa
Werner Herzog


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« #6 : September 29, 2004, 09:12:12 AM »

can't believe i forgot kurosawa and lean... sturges is a whole hell of a lot closer to leone than lumet was.

this is great... so many directors i didn't realize made so many great movies... this has really been a learning experience for me... you guys are great!

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« #7 : September 29, 2004, 11:18:42 AM »

Kurosawa
Herzog
Welles
Visconti
and the one who i think is best, Fellini

and Tarantino, nah, only kidding, he only thinks he is, lol  ;D


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« #8 : September 29, 2004, 11:27:22 AM »

The Brothers Coen.

Haven't seen The Ladykillers though which I gather is their first poor film in a long time.


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« #9 : September 29, 2004, 02:00:48 PM »

I don't think the coen brothers are quite top notch directors... they're good, but not with the likes of the guys mentioned before... btw, i happen to think that ladykillers is one of there best.


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« #10 : September 29, 2004, 02:04:06 PM »

what do you guys think of victor fleming(gone with the wind/wizard of oz) and micheal curtiz(casablanca/angels with dirty faces/robin hood)?... those two are still on the fence for me


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« #11 : September 29, 2004, 02:33:26 PM »

Martin Scorsese. Yasujiro Ozo. Terry Gilliam. There are many favourites not on your list. But I think these three definately deserves a place.


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« #12 : September 29, 2004, 02:57:43 PM »

Giuseppe Tornatore ;D

I guess Oliver Stone deserves to be mentioned too, and maybe also Don Siegel for those of us (including me) who like Eastwood-movies  ;)


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« #13 : September 29, 2004, 03:03:50 PM »

 8) hola amigos! yes, it is difficult to place directors next to Leone. I mean in my opinion, George Miller directed a movie that holds a place in my heart as dear as GBU and that would be MAD MAX 2 a.k.a. THE ROAD WARRIOR, however the rest of his movies don't match up. but stylistically, there are some other directors with an often Sergio-inspired and/or influence...

Luc Besson (LEON)
Michael Mann (HEAT)
Sam Raimi (THE QUICK & THE DEAD)
Christophe Gans (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF)

 ... among others.

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« #14 : September 29, 2004, 04:41:16 PM »

I love oliver stone and don siegel, and i like gilliam... but as far as my personal list there is no way i would put them up there with leone and the other greatest of greats... i also personally don't care for besson, mann or raimi. haven't seen enough of tornatore, gans, or ozu to have an opinion... Still not sure on scorsese... raging bull and taxi driver were great and i like bringing out the dead surprisingly but i haven't seen much else.

... btw, don't take these criticisms personally and don't take my list as a declaration... it's just a personal reference of who i believe to be as great or close to leone.

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