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Greatest Director Of the past 30 years...
Steven Spielberg (E.T., Indian Jones SAGA) 19 15.57%
James Cameron (Alien, Titanic) 13 10.66%
Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down) 6 4.92%
Martin Scorcese (The Departed, Taxi Driver) 40 32.79%
Peter Jackson (King Kong, Lord Of The Rings SAGA) 1 0.82%
Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish) 3 2.46%
Quentin Tarentino (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) 13 10.66%
Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice) 1 0.82%
Bryan Singer (Apt Pupil, The Usual Suspects) 0 0%
Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River) 1 0.82%
Ang Lee (Broke Back Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) 0 0%
Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Da Vinci Code) 0 0%
M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) 1 0.82%
The Coen Brothers (No Country For Old Men, O Brother, Where Art Thou) 5 4.10%
Steven Soderbergh (Solaris, Traffic) 1 0.82%
Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan, The Gift) 0 0%
Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) 1 0.82%
David Cronenberg (A History Of Violence, Eastern Promises) 0 0%
The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix Saga) 0 0%
George Lucas (Star Wars) 1 0.82%
OTHER... 16 13.11%
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 8 years ago '04        #101
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i dunno about the greatest, but, Guy Ritchie hasn't disappointed me yet...

i love his style of movies...

but if i had to reach and say the greatest, i'd say Clint Eastwood...

he's never disappointed...


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 8 years ago '04        #102
JFamis 235 heat pts235
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 904Nole said:
Yeah, him and PTA
I give Nolan more credit though because he had 5 films this decade compared to PTA's 2.
 8 years ago '06        #103
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Quentin Tarentino. hes the f**king man.
 12-18-2009, 05:42 PM         #104
smokeweed101.  OP
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 DaOmega_1 said:
Kubrick is one of our best (if not the best) ever to do it, but that's far to say that every film he's made has been awesome.
He has made some duds, Fear and Desire, k!llers Kiss, Spartacus, and Eyes Wide are all lesser quality but that means nothing when taking his whole career into account.
 12-18-2009, 05:44 PM         #105
smokeweed101.  OP
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 tipt420 said:
Uhh... M. Night has grossed over a billion dollars with his movies,
Titanic, LOTR etc. will always make this statement invalid. I don't care about these things so don't use them as an argument. Taking these two at their best I prefer Labyrinth over Sense, I like both movies and watch them casually though.
 8 years ago '06        #106
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wheres kubrick and spike lee
 8 years ago '07        #107
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paul thomas anderson
 12-20-2009, 04:24 PM         #108
tipt420  OP
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 smokeweed101. said:
Titanic, LOTR etc. will always make this statement invalid. I don't care about these things so don't use them as an argument. Taking these two at their best I prefer Labyrinth over Sense, I like both movies and watch them casually though.
Its hard to have a proper discussion with you man haha. First of all, Sixth Sense is definately NOT M. Night's best movie, and second, Titanic and LOTR, despite what haters think or say, were epic, I personally dont like either of them but MILLIONS of people did, thats why they made so much money, so my argument is FAR from invalid, you're just getting way too subjective about this. What you personally dont care about has nothing to do with the topic at hand, nobody is trying to convince you of anything, you could say Kevin Smith is the best director and it wouldnt make it fact, so lets just stick to reasonable logic.
And come on, with statements like "I like both movies and watch them casually though" you're making very little sense if any.
 12-20-2009, 05:07 PM         #109
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 Fishscale said:
wheres kubrick and spike lee
Spike is a racist, he cant make good movies unless he drops his stupid ego, anybody who hates Jews as much as he does will never be considered top director in Hollywood. He can be quoted as sayin violence begets more violence yet he throws hissy fits when his movies full of violence dont get nominated for awards, he's just a hypocrit and more often then not its the stories that make his movies, not the direction.
 12-20-2009, 08:11 PM         #110
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 McGuire said:
Nope. Hack.

Only good film was Reservoir Dogs.

Pulp Fiction is forever tainted in my eyes because I saw the movie(s) he stole it from. And I made sure to watch every other movie he stole from too.

He said it best himself:

"I steal from every single movie ever made. I love it—if my work has anything it's that I'm taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together. If people don't like that, then tough titty, don't go and see it, all right? I steal from everything."

-your boy Quentin



Fear and Desire and k!llers Kiss I can agree with you in that it's not as good. But Eyes Wide Shut? SPARTACUS?

I know a lot of people didn't appreciate EWS, and I might not have either if I didn't see it in a film class, but I'm sure if you read an analysis on it or two you'll be able to see it in a better light.

And Spartacus? Man...

I AM SPARTACUS!!! >>> the film industry
Spartacus is lesser quality Kubrick, you can tell it wasn't "his" film.

Pulp Fiction is a classic, I agree Tarantino is a hack but that movie was well done after that
 12-20-2009, 08:12 PM         #111
smokeweed101.  OP
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 tipt420 said:
Its hard to have a proper discussion with you man haha. First of all, Sixth Sense is definately NOT M. Night's best movie, and second, Titanic and LOTR, despite what haters think or say, were epic, I personally dont like either of them but MILLIONS of people did, thats why they made so much money, so my argument is FAR from invalid, you're just getting way too subjective about this. What you personally dont care about has nothing to do with the topic at hand, nobody is trying to convince you of anything, you could say Kevin Smith is the best director and it wouldnt make it fact, so lets just stick to reasonable logic.
And come on, with statements like "I like both movies and watch them casually though" you're making very little sense if any.
Shut the f**k up kid.
 8 years ago '07        #112
1LynguisticMind 177 heat pts177
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Martin scorcese

and micheal mann

smh no one voted for him Heats the Goat of movies
 8 years ago '09        #113
DrizzyJT 12 heat pts12
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 8 years ago '07        #114
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I love how people are so adamantly against another's opinion. With that said...

Raimi is TRASH... I demand he be removed from the list as it serves as an insult to the rest of the contestants.

M Night Shamalacka has only made one good movie in his stupid worthless life... that of which I don't think he even penned. It was still dope though so... ya, ya it's about directors...whatevs....

Coens... grossly overrated.

Quent... far too hit or miss.

Mann... the man.

Clint... Mr. Consistent.

Nolan... on the come up... quick.

Of those listed... gonna have to go with Marti... yup.


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 12-22-2009, 05:49 AM         #115
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 smokeweed101. said:
Shut the f**k up kid.
Haha, classic response from a dummy with nothing left to say.
 12-22-2009, 08:10 AM         #116
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 Bleezy said:
Coens... grossly overrated.


Clint... Mr. Consistent.
Explanation? I don't see how Clint can be more consistent than the Coens or anywhere near that level, he is a good actor turned good director but nothing like the Coens have been for 20 years.
 12-22-2009, 08:11 AM         #117
smokeweed101.  OP
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 tipt420 said:
Haha, classic response from a dummy with nothing left to say.
Truth, I don't want to argue M Knight vs anyone in a top director topic, not worth the time, Sixth Sense is his only good film period.
 8 years ago '04        #118
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Good Thread. i would have to say martin scorcese, ridley scott, quentin taretino, coen brothers, clint eastwood is the truth but I thought he just got into directing within the last 20 years
 12-24-2009, 02:45 AM         #119
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 McGuire said:
Agreed. Only films of theirs I didn't really f**k with were Blood Simple, Intolerable Cruelty, and maybe The Ladykillers.
I actually liked the style of Blood Simple, it took a second viewing, the other 2 were mediocre though.
 8 years ago '06        #120
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Coens are vastly overrated. Out of their last 5 movies only 1 has been good.
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