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    Brian De Palma is one of my favourites, Dario Argento too.
    Their latest films are pretty awful, though.
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    (Original post by VladThe1mpaler)
    Just one? I don't know if that's possible.

    I'll just go with a director who's work I have been enjoying a lot recently: Wes Anderson.

    I just find his style so unique and I really like the kind of humour in his films. I only discovered him after seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel at the cinema but I've been catching up with a lot of his other films recently.
    I have to agree completely with you, Wes Anderson's work is truly mesmerising and incredibly inspiring.
    My other favourites are Stabley Kubrick (reasons need not be said) and Tom Ford who only ever created one film,which is also my favourite film, "A Single Man". It is one of the best films I have ever seen in terms of style... Though Nicholas Winding Refn for me wins the award for best balance of style and narrative.
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    Ridley Scott - Probably the best living director I know. pound for pound he has the most films that I enjoy the most.
    Alfred Hitchcock - Best non living director. Rope is a masterpiece.
    Luc Besson - Leon, Nikita, Angel-A, The Fifth Element.
    Steve McQueen - Hunger, Shame, 12 Years A Slave.
    Guillermo Del Toro - Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage.

    Ken Loach - Kes, Hidden Agenda, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Route Irish.
    Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Crimson Tide, From Dusk till Dawn, Jackie Brown, Sin City, Inglourious Basterds, The Man with the Iron Fists, Django Unchained.
    Danny Boyle - Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours.
    Wes Anderson - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
    Coen Brothers - Miller's Crossing, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, True Grit.


    Haven't seen any David Lynch other than blue velvet so can't say much about him.
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    (Original post by Mick.w)
    Ridley Scott - Probably the best living director I know. pound for pound he has the most films that I enjoy the most.
    Alfred Hitchcock - Best non living director. Rope is a masterpiece.
    Luc Besson - Leon, Nikita, Angel-A, The Fifth Element.
    Steve McQueen - Hunger, Shame, 12 Years A Slave.
    Guillermo Del Toro - Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage.

    Ken Loach - Kes, Hidden Agenda, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Route Irish.
    Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Crimson Tide, From Dusk till Dawn, Jackie Brown, Sin City, Inglourious Basterds, The Man with the Iron Fists, Django Unchained.
    Danny Boyle - Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours.
    Wes Anderson - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
    Coen Brothers - Miller's Crossing, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, True Grit.


    Haven't seen any David Lynch other than blue velvet so can't say much about him.
    Will never understand what people see in Luc Besson. Leon ain;t that great imo and he puts out so much dross
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    Scorsese
    Fincher
    Coen Brothers
    Ridley Scott
    Nolan
    Michael Mann

    Vaguely in that order more or less
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Will never understand what people see in Luc Besson. Leon ain;t that great imo and he puts out so much dross
    as a producer yes i agree he puts out a lot ish. but as a film director his stuff is frequently good.

    Leon is an AMAZING film. the atmosphere the storyline and the visual story telling techniques he uses as well as the sound track is all fantastic.

    I frequently tell people its my favourite film.
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    (Original post by Mick.w)
    as a producer yes i agree he puts out a lot ish. but as a film director his stuff is frequently good.

    Leon is an AMAZING film. the atmosphere the storyline and the visual story telling techniques he uses as well as the sound track is all fantastic.

    I frequently tell people its my favourite film.
    His films (directed/written/produced) from what I've seen basically go: Leon (7.5) > Unleashed (7) > Taken (7) > Fifth Element (7) > Nikita (6.5) and then all the rest are just standard action films (Transporter films/Kiss of the Dragon/Lockout etc) or dross such as Taxi and whatever else he written and directed.

    He hasn;t directed a good film in nearly a decade. As a film-maker he pretty much lives off Leon.
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    Pretty much what everyones said. My favourites though would be Kubrick, Tarantino & Del Toro

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    In no particular order:

    Martin Scorcese
    Stanley Kubrick
    Krzysztof Kieslowski
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Terrence Malick
    Federico Fellin
    Richard Linklater
    Coen Brothers
    Wes Anderson
    Ingmar Bergman
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Spike Lee
    Sergio Leone
    Francois Truffaut
    Akira Kurosawa
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    I like Burtons stuff (Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride) Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel, 300) but Nolan is my favourite. Interstellar looks grand.
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    Producer is Kevin Fiege. Thanks to him, the Marvel Universe is awesome.
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    (Original post by DebkoX)
    Producer is Kevin Fiege. Thanks to him, the Marvel Universe is awesome.
    I have to agree with you 100% there, also agree that Nolan is incredible
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    The Coens.

    1) Their versatility is unmatched. They've mastered more genres than any other director. From suspense (No Country) to comedy (Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski) to film noir (The Man Who Wasn't There) to western (True Grit) - I really could go on and on.

    2) The scripts are absolute works of art. They aren't big on improv, therefore, every um, ah and man (in the case of The Dude) is accounted for.

    These are what I believe truly sets the Coens apart from the rest.

    Honourable mentions for; Alfonso Cuaron, Kubrick, Scorsese
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    (Original post by martin jol)
    The Coens.

    1) Their versatility is unmatched. They've mastered more genres than any other director. From suspense (No Country) to comedy (Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski) to film noir (The Man Who Wasn't There) to western (True Grit) - I really could go on and on.

    2) The scripts are absolute works of art. They aren't big on improv, therefore, every um, ah and man (in the case of The Dude) is accounted for.

    These are what I believe truly sets the Coens apart from the rest.

    Honourable mentions for; Alfonso Cuaron, Kubrick, Scorsese
    I'd argue Kubrick mastered as many genres, if not more. Horror, War, Historical Epics, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Noir. I guess Western is the only one he didn't do that the Coen's did.

    Love the Coens. My favourites of theirs being Serious Man and Barton Fink.
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    I don't really follow directors that closely, but I'd probably pick Sergio Leone.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    Scorsese
    Fincher
    Coen Brothers
    Ridley Scott
    Nolan
    Michael Mann

    Vaguely in that order more or less
    Fincher is hugely underrated
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    (Original post by Zappaisgod)
    I'd argue Kubrick mastered as many genres, if not more. Horror, War, Historical Epics, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Noir. I guess Western is the only one he didn't do that the Coen's did.

    Love the Coens. My favourites of theirs being Serious Man and Barton Fink.
    Inside Llewelyn Davis for me.
 
 
 
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