Favorite Director and why?

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  1. AniProwl

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    With Oscars this Sunday, I thought it would be a great time to reflect on our favorite directors


    Steven Spielberg- Best modern day director who has such a wide range of movies

    George Lucas before he went overboard with his favorite franchises- Do I need to explain why?

    Martin Scorsese- One of the few directors to not have one mediocre film in his career

    Michael Mann- His movies give such an atmosphere that has it's own personality

    Quentin Tarentino- His unique film style can be just amazing with it's storytelling

    Peter Jackson- Lord of The Rings. Nuff said.

    Chris Nolan- Love his mind-boggling films as well as his Batman saga

    James Cameron (Pre-2000's)- Before he went to under the sea and Pandora, this director did some great stuff like Terminator 1 and 2 as well as Aliens

    Ridley Scott- Like Speilberg, but his movie have a very noir feel to them

    How about you?

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  2. smkspy

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    So, uh, Lucas for three of his whopping 6 films over the course of 30 years.

    With the exception of Lucas, that's a pretty good list.

    I'd throw in

    Todd Phillips (Road Trip, Old School, The Hangover)- one of the more consistent comedy directors in the last decade.

    Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic)- I love the personal feel that he gives all his movies.

    Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Fisher King, Time Bandits)- he made two of my favorite films ever. And he was in Monty Python.

    Tim Burton (Sleepy Hollow, Beetle Juice, Batman)- needs no explanation.


    M. Night Shyamalan (The Village, Signs, Unbreakable)- Moving aside the fanboy rage of "It's a twist," his films are just fun to watch and generally well crafted.
     
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    I'll have to go with Guillermo del Toro (primarily for "El laberinto del fauno" aka "Pan's Labyrinth")
     
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    Steven Spielberg has given some great films like Jaws,Empire of the Sun,Jurassic Park and of course the Indiana Jones films but the guy himself doesn't really appeal to me and his films aren't exactly my favorites although there good so I have to go undecided for now.
     
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    How could I forget Del Toro especially since I mention his fellow director: Peter Jackson?
     
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    I know Tim Burton always goes for similar themes, but I can't help that I really enjoyed:

    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Sweeney Todd
    Beetlejuice
    Batman
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure

    And I liked quite a few others of his. So, he's up there in terms of number of movies made that I enjoy.

    I do like Cameron and Jackson's work as well, and actually a lot of the director's mentioned here I like to some extent, but a lot of them only have a couple movies I like. As much flack as M. Night gets, I've been entertained by pretty much all of his movies with the exception of "The Happening".

    I don't really like Michael Bay movies, but the man himself is an entertaining character.
     
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    Spielberg. Guy was my childhood hero after Jurassic and I just love his style.
     
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    My vote also goes for Steven Spielberg. I've never been disappointed by any of his films.
     
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    David Fincher - it's nice to be able to watch a film and have his stamp all over it. Kind of rare these days to say that as something positive.

    Wes Anderson - all of his films are charming and delightful despite the darker tones painted.

    Quentin Tarantino - effortlessly cool. Always.

    Tim Burton - the fucking MAN. His Batman is still the best Batman ;) 

    John Hughes - ignoring Home Alone this guy is the balls! His movies defined a generation.

    Spike Jonez - Music videos, movies... this guy is crazy imaginative.
     
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    Stanley Kubrick. Barring his films from the 50s (does ANYBODY really think of those when Kubrick's name is mentioned?), he batted a 1.000
     
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    I have to say that my favorite director is Alfred Hitchcock. Truly a master of suspense, a pioneer when it came to filming techniques that he employed in his suspense films and psychological thrillers.
     
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    I certainly think of Paths of Glory, great film.
     
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    Tim Burton's Batman isn't the greatest, in Batman Returns it was almost like he lost interest in the title character. It should have been named the 'Catwoman/Danny Devito show: guest starring Batman'.

    George Lucas as a favourite director? Seriously? Bearing in mind he didn't direct Empire Strikes back or Jedi?

    Personally my favourites are...

    Before he moved to Hollywood, John Woo. Nobody blew shit up quite like he did.

    Because I like Bandwagons, James Cameron.

    Steven E. De Souza. Apart from being one of the greatest screenwriters of all time he also gave us Street Fighter.

    Paul Verhoeven. For being quite quite mad.
     
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    Never thought twice about even looking at who had directed a film until Michael Bay was announced for Transformers and people were all up in arms. Had never heard of him, but had seen all his movies.

    I either enjoy a film or I don't, and will likely never care who directed it, really. That said, I've been checking the film lists of some of the folks others have mentioned, and noticed that I've never seen a movie by Quentin Tarantino or Michael Mann. There's no reason for that other than just not being interested in the content.
     
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    Alfred Hitchcock
    M. Night Shamalayn
    Orson Wells
    Tim Burton
    Christopher Nolan
    Stephen Speilberg
    Michael Bay.
    ;-P
     
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    Clint Eastwood and Jon Favereau

    Animation wise, the duo who did Disney animated films in the 80's and 90's like Aladdin and Lion King

    Let's not forget all the awesome directors at Pixar.
     
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    Looked that one up again. Thought that one was from the 60's. My bad, probably should remember my release dates a bit better.
     
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    Steven Spielberg- from Close Encounters to Jurassic park to Schindlers list the man can do it all.

    George Lucas : created a Movie series that changed us all.


    Peter Jackson- did what many thought impossible A Live Action Lord of the Rings that is worthy of the source material( its not perfect but its as close as we are ever likely to see).

    Alfred Hitchcock : the man who defined horror and suspense in the movies.
     
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    The director of Gran Torino
    James Cameron-even when he did Avatar
    Clint Eastwood
    and im suprised no one has said Micheal Bay yet.
    Oren Peli-Paranormal Activity was just AWESOME!
     
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    The ones that stand out are Kevin Smith and Tim Burton.

    I have liked Smith since Clerks and while I am happy that he has started to direct studio flicks, it is too bad that he is not writing his films anymore. Somthing about a guy who is willing to put it all out there earns my respect.

    Burton's films, for the most part, are very enjoyable to watch.
     

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