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Who are the best director's (ALIVE AND WORKING) today?

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 11:34 am
Who are the best director's working today? Do they strictly make genre films? Or do they hop from genre to genre - rarely looking back [Danny Boyle; Bong Joon-Ho; Christopher Nolan; etc...]? Are they auteurs (involved in all aspects of a given project - script, editing, etc...) [Wes Anderson; Hiyao Miyazaki; Terrance Malick; etc...]?


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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 12:06 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm terrible with directors, I tend to just look at the film and maybe the lead.

Of the examples you've given I only recognise Danny Boyle and Wes Anderson.

The problem I have with modern films is that I nearly always take my son who is autistic. He has only just started to get into mature films, for a long time it was just kid's films.

We did see The Joker together and you know how I feel about that. I would nominate that director but he sounds a bit of an arse and the Hangover films sound terrible.

Can you do it on just one film?

Having said that Early Man remains the funniest film I've seen in a long time and Shaun the Sheep is supposedly just as good.



So that would be Nick Park then.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 12:17 pm
@izzythepush,
It's far too soon to give Todd Philips this much recognition on the basis of one (relatively) strong film.

You don't recognize
Christopher "Dunkirk (2017)
Interstellar (2014)
Inception (2010)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Prestige (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
Memento (2000)"
Nolan?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 12:23 pm
@tsarstepan,
I recognise more than I've seen. Memento was very good, remains a stand out film. The only others I've seen are the two Batman films, and only parts of them. My aforementioned son puts them on the telly and I walk in half way.

They were both very good, but very much in the vein of superhero movies, nothing really stood out, which is why Joker was such a surprise. That again was exceptional.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
What about Ken Loach?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:33 pm
@izzythepush,
I know the name ... but I guess I've never actually seen any of his movies (at least I never rated any on IMDb).

The Wind that Shakes the Barley seems to be his most famous film.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:39 pm
@izzythepush,
Ken (warts n all) Loach.
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:41 pm
Peter Jackson and Darren Aronofsky
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've not heard of that one. This is what stands out for me.



It's a bit political.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:54 pm
@tsarstepan,
While I was disappointed with Gemini Man, I do appreciate Ang Lee for trying different genres (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm, Hulk, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and filmmaking techniques (the use of High Frame Rate cameras)

I have enjoyed the films of Guillermo de Toro (Shape of Water, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:58 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Life of Pi (2012) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) are two of the most beautiful (visually) looking films I've seen. Both are signature Ang Lee films.

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