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Classic directors


#1

Directors you think will be remembered for as long as Hollywood makes great films.



Directors that strongly influence other directors.



Great directors. Here are mine.





-Stanley Kubrick

-Quentin Tarantino

-John Woo

-Martin Scorsese[sp]

-Oliver Stone

-Francis Ford Coppola







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#2

Haven’t we had waaaay too many of these fav director topics? especially you Dude, being a moderator and all


#3

This isn’t fav thread, it clearly says CLASSIC DIRECTORS.







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#4

-Steven Spielberg

-Terry Gilliam

-Roman Polanski

-Sam Raimi

-Kevin Smith



I think all of these people have made enough good movies, except maybe kevin Smith, but he’s so fucking funny.


#5

yeah, but you can easily substitute “classic” for “favorite.” See my point? In every director topic you see people posting QT, Steven Spielberg, or John Woo. It’s the same thread, different title.



Fine dont listen to me, talk amongst yourselves I’ll leave ya alone


#6

Dead Nigga has a point but by Classic can it mean origanal?


#7

We should use these do define classic. But people are going to put their favorit anyways.



Classic





-Serving as the established model or standard: a classic example of colonial architecture.



-Having lasting significance or worth; enduring.



-Formal, refined, and restrained in style.



-Simple and harmonious; elegant: the classic cut of a suit; the classic lines of a clipper ship.


#8

Thank you Starkey… I’ll list 6  :stuck_out_tongue:



Takeshi Kitano - Vioelnt Cop - Sonatine - Fireworks - Brother

Ringo Lam - City on Fire - Reservoir Dogs (Origanal because of that)

Kevin Smith - The Viewaskew 5

Sam Raimi - Evil Dead Series - Quick and the Dead - A Simple Plan

Ruggero Deodato - Cannibal Holocaust - House on the Edge of the Park - Washing Machine

David Lynch - Eraserhead - Dune - Blue Velvet - Wild At Heart - Lost Highway - Mulholland Dr



No Woo or Tarantino or Scorcese or Kubrick because they have been done too death on stuff like most Origanal/Best/Favorite/Influcencal Directors lists.



Takeshi Kitano is an incredible Director, he can make both Beautiful and stunningly shockingly violent movies at once. Not even a near fatal motorcycle accident could stop him, it actually made him a better director when that happened.



Ringo was classic for inspiring the main man of disscussion here (Quentin).



Kevin Smith is plain smart when he made those 5 flicks with his production company View Askew.



Raimi went from Low busget splatter and trash to Spiderman and such.



Ruggero Deodato was an origanal for italan explotation movies. He was known for his famous Cannibal Holocaust which almost landed him in Jail for its subject matter, then he went on to gritty crime movies and psychological thillers.



David Lynch is an insane old man who is probably one of the smartest directors out there. And he keeps so quiet and modest about his work and such.


#9

Quentin Tarantino

Stanley Kubrick

Milos Forman

Steven Spielberg

Brian DePalma



I don’t know how you would really distinguish favorite directors from classics. It is really hard, because if you are a true movie buff like myself, the classic directors are going to be some of your favorites, but that is just my opinion.


#10

Maybe there are some that made movies you didn’t like that much but respect for what they were. It’s hard to define “Classic.”


#11

I don’t think Quentin Tarantino is a “classic” director.  Don’t get me wrong, he WILL be, but he hasn’t been around long enough. He’s more modern.


#12

Stanley Kubrick

Hitchcock

Frank Capra

Martin Scorcese

Steven Spielberg

Akira Kurasawa

Francis Ford Coppola

Tim Burton

David Lynch

Peter Jackson

Tarantino

Orsen Wells


#13

Sorry to the Kevin Smith fans but he AINT no Classic director. Just because you like Mallrats and Clerks doesnt mean he deserves to be on a list with pioneers of cinema. Hes not even a good director.



My list of classic directors with some examples of their films:



Akira Kurosawa (Yojimbo, Ran, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Dreams)

Sergio Leone (The Dollars Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in The West & America)

Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Lady From Shanghai)

Brian DePalma (Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlitos Way)

Hitchcock (Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Frenzy)

Kubrick ( The Killing, Dr Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange)

John Ford (Stagecoach, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers)

Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Red River, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday)

Roger Corman (St Valentines Day Massacre, Fall of The House of Usher, X: The Man With X Ray Eyes)

Steven Spielberg (Jaws, ET, Raiders of The Lost Ark, Shindlers List)

Jean Luc Godard (Breathless, Les Caribiners, Masculine Feminine Le Petit Soldat, A Bande Apart)

Jean Pierre Melville (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Doulos, Le Circle Rouge)

Federico Fellini (8 1/2, La Strada, La Dolce Vita)

Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Junior Bonner)

Chang Cheh (Vengeance, Heroes Two, Five Deadly Venoms, Five Fingers of Death)

Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Lisa And The Devil, Kill Baby Kill)

Dario Argento (Bird With The Crystal Plummage, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebre)

Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, King of Comedy)

Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now)



and



If any newer directors deserve to be on the list, Quentin Tarantino is definitely my number one. Hes the best post modern auteur since Leone imo. ÂÂ


#14

This ones tough.


  1. Stanley Kubrick
  2. Alfred Hitchcock
  3. Steven Spielberg
  4. Werner Herzog
  5. Woody Allen
  6. John Casavettes
  7. Oliver Stone
  8. D.W. Griffith
  9. John Ford
  10. Martin Scorsese

#15

Alfred Hitchcock

Sidney Kumet

John Huston



40’s/50’s Cinema will NEVER, i repeat, NEVER be overdone


#16

David Lean

Akira Kurosawa

Yuen Wo Ping

George Romero

Kinji Kukasaku

Michael Curtiz

John Mctiernan - except rollerball lol


#17

Here’s a website dedicated to Classic Directors http://www.mastersofcinema.org/

Look at the list of names. It even has Tex Avery on there. I want to see his Screwball Squirrel cartoons again.


#18

wat about michael mann his movies are fairly recent but they are really good

sam peckinpah

De Palma

stone

QT

Scorsese

George a romero


#19

[quote=“WinslowLeach”]
Sorry to the Kevin Smith fans but he AINT no Classic director. Just because you like Mallrats and Clerks doesnt mean he deserves to be on a list with pioneers of cinema. Hes not even a good director.



My list of classic directors with some examples of their films:



Akira Kurosawa (Yojimbo, Ran, Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Dreams)

Sergio Leone (The Dollars Trilogy, Once Upon a Time in The West & America)

Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, Lady From Shanghai)

Brian DePalma (Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlitos Way)

Hitchcock (Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Frenzy)

Kubrick ( The Killing, Dr Strangelove, 2001, A Clockwork Orange)

John Ford (Stagecoach, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Searchers)

Howard Hawks (Rio Bravo, Red River, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday)

Roger Corman (St Valentines Day Massacre, Fall of The House of Usher, X: The Man With X Ray Eyes)

Steven Spielberg (Jaws, ET, Raiders of The Lost Ark, Shindlers List)

Jean Luc Godard (Breathless, Les Caribiners, Masculine Feminine Le Petit Soldat, A Bande Apart)

Jean Pierre Melville (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Doulos, Le Circle Rouge)

Federico Fellini (8 1/2, La Strada, La Dolce Vita)

Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Junior Bonner)

Chang Cheh (Vengeance, Heroes Two, Five Deadly Venoms, Five Fingers of Death)

Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Lisa And The Devil, Kill Baby Kill)

Dario Argento (Bird With The Crystal Plummage, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Deep Red, Suspiria, Tenebre)

Martin Scorsese (Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, GoodFellas, King of Comedy)

Francis Ford Coppola (Godfather Trilogy, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now)



and



If any newer directors deserve to be on the list, Quentin Tarantino is definitely my number one. Hes the best post modern auteur since Leone imo. ÂÂ
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i agree with everyone you listed…and yes Kevin Smith and QT havent been around long enough to be considered “classic” directors


#20

Here are Mine:



1.Martin Scorsese

2.Sam Peckinpah

3.Ang Lee

4.Steven Spielberg

5.Francis Ford Coppola

6.Brian DePalma [sp]

7.James Cameron