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Old 05-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #21
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Directors
Quentin Tarantino
Michael Mann
Terry Gilliam
Tony Scott
Chang Cheh
John Woo

Actors
Ti Lung
Denzel Washington
Chow Yun Fat
Edward Norton
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:18 AM   #22
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To name a few.

Directors:

Yuen Woo Ping
John Woo

Actors:

Jackie Chan
Donnie Yen
Will Smith
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:12 PM   #23
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Directors:
Sam Pekinpah
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Paul Thomas Anderson
David Cronenburg
David Lynch
These are directors who have made little or no films I do not love.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #24
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Directors:
Sam Pekinpah
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
Paul Thomas Anderson
David Cronenburg
David Lynch
These are directors who have made little or no films I do not love.
This thread is about your favourites not any that you don't like.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #25
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Sorry if my wording was not clear, I meant to say those directors have not made any films I do not love.Meaning they are absolutely my favorite directors.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #26
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A post I previously did on this subject naming my top 10 directors (all genres):

Imprimis:
I will use a self-imposed limit of 9 films in a director's oeuvre. There are many directors that I have not seen enough (or any) to rank them including Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Andrei Tarkovsky, Krzysztof Kie_lowski, Pedro Almodóvar, Otto Preminger, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Satyajit Ray, Werner Herzog, Fritz Lang to name a few. And there are a few directors that I love that are not quite up to my cutoff point like Federico Fellini (7), Wong Kar-wai (7), Kenji Mizoguichi (6).

Akira Kurosawa (1910, Japan): An entertaining director for most of his career yet it was always done with superlative style. His films helped pushed my interest into cinema and I still enjoy rewatching most of them. His movies are critic canon fodder and I constantly refer to them and, of course, lend them out.

Buster Keaton (1895, US): Brilliant comedian who would risk his life to entertain. His film aesthetics at the time were more advanced than many realized and helped keep his work diverse and always interesting.

Charles Chaplin (1889, US): Certainly the most popular figure in the 20s, but also one of the most important filmmakers of all time. His perfection was the result of take after take. I love his Mutuals and his later full length features which are among the best and most endearing cinema. He is funny and poignant.

Alfred Hitchcock (1899, England/US): The more you get to know a director the more you see his early works and his flawed works, but the core classics like Vertigo and Psycho are amongst my favorite films. Warning to those new to Hitchcock: do not watch too many of his later films all in a row.

Yasujiro Ozu (1903, Japan): One of the most humanistic of directors whose sublime characterization comes in the smallest of details while eschewing melodramatic tendencies and, later in his career, camera movement.

Billy Wilder (1906, US): While I still need to see many of his movies there are several of his films like Stalag 17 which I have seen over and over. I love the characters and the writing in his movies.

Hayao Miyazaki (1941, Japan): While I wait for Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea to be released this year I ponder the beautiful animation, storytelling, characters that populate the wonderful world of Miyazaki-san.

Johnnie To (1955, Hong Kong): Everything that needed to be said was written at the following link (and more will come henceforth): http://www.criterionforums.com/forum...?showtopic=657.

Mel Brooks (1926, US): If you count the amount of times I have seen his films he would be the director I have seen the most. His work in the 1970s is amongst the best material for comedies of all time. His humor rises below vulgarity. "For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius."

Jackie Chan (1954, Hong Kong): He has only directed 11 films, but amongst them include some of the greatest action cinema of all time with Project A, Police Story being two of the most important films for HK action cinema. His style of direction would be so involved in his projects that he would constantly be over budget, over time and never be satisfied with his takes (it has been stated that a few times he has gone over a thousand takes for a single scene.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:39 PM   #27
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Sorry if my wording was not clear, I meant to say those directors have not made any films I do not love.Meaning they are absolutely my favorite directors.
Oh right dont worry and thanks for clearing it up.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #28
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Directors:

Johnnie To
Alfred Hitchcock
Takeshi Kitano
Peter Chan
Christopher Nolan
Sammo Hung
Tony Scott
Alan Mak/Felix Chong

Actors:

Donnie Yen
Lau Ching-Wan
Denzel Washington
Sammo Hung
Roy Cheung

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:43 AM   #29
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Actors:
Bruce Campbell
Robert Englund
Clint Eastwood
Christian Bale
Bruce Lee
Sammo Hung
Sho Aikawa
Riki Takeuchi
Jackie Chan
Chow Yun-Fat
Gordan Liu
Johnny Depp
Boris Karloff
Taku Sakaguchi
the Pythons

Actresses:
Scarlett Johansson
Natalie Portman
Ziyi Zhang
Meiko Kaji
Kat Dennings
Kristen Stewart (just because she's a stoner)
Aya Ueto
Angelina Jolie
Rosario Dawson
Keira Knightley
Chiaki Kuriyama
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Anne Hathaway
Asia Argento

Directors:
Kinji Fukasaku
Takashi Miike
George A. Romero
Sam Raimi
Ryuhei Kitamura
Ishiro Honda
Akira & Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Hideo Nakata
Shinya Tsukamoto
Christopher Nolan
Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Tim Burton
Edgar Wright
Quentin Tarantino
Robert Rodriguez
Dario Argento
Sergio Leone
James Whale (cause of Frankenstein & Bride)
Steven Spielberg
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My favourite actor is Bruce Lee!!!!!!!!!!!
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