Favorite Film Director (Out of the three)?
Who out of the three Famous movie directors are your favorite?:
1. Quinten Tarantino:
2. Martin Scorsese:
3. Spike Lee
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They are all great directors, but I guess I will go with Marty Scorsese. Do enjoy the works of Tarantino and Lee as well. With Scorsese, honestly, I think the best movie he ever did besides "Raging Bull" was "Goodfellas". I found "The Departed" to be fairly overrated. I actually liked "Shutter Island", though. I am sure some people are going to go ham for you leaving out "He Got Game" off Spike Lee's three, lol. It was a decent movie, the soundtrack was DOPE, but I think those three movies you listed were better.
Underrated movies by each not listed:
Reservoir Dogs (Movie that made him, classic material)
True Romance (Writer)
I have not seen Jackie Brown, but have heard it is solid.
Mean Streets (Old school, DeNiro and Keitel)
The King of Comedy
Get On The Bus
Summer of Sam
I know a lot of people like "Inside Man", but I really was not much of a fan. I have not seen "Clockers", definitely would like to, hear it is cool. Also, "Kobe Doin' Work" is definitely worth the watch. Loved the way Kobe broke everything down, thoroughly enjoyable experience inside the mind of one of basketballs best. Here are a few of my favorite directors and some of their movies I highly suggest.
- Akira Kurosawa (Favorite Director): Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Ran, The Hidden Fortress, Rashomon, Dreams, Throne of Blood, anything
- Chan Wook-Park: Oldboy (Spike Lee is remaking it, hope he does it justice), Lady Vengeance, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (It starts the revenge trilogy, with Oldboy in the middle and Lady Vengeance at the end), I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK, Thirst, Joint Security Area
- Hayao Miyazaki (anime): Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke
- Errol Morris (documentarian): The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line, Standard Operating Procedure, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, Gates of Heaven, First Person (TV Series)
- Takashi Miike: Audition, Ichii the Killer, Gozu, Sukiyaki Western Django, Visitor Q, The Bird People in China
These are not necessarily my 5 favorites, but just 5 who have a number of movies I have enjoyed watching. I will say that they do indeed have a number of my favorite movies listed. If I had to choose 1 movie from each director, it would be: Ikiru, Oldboy, Spirited Away, The Fog of War and Audition.
Yea "Inside Man" was alright, but "Clockers" is incredible. Great storyline. And Miyazaki is LEGEND. I love anime, and his works, including "Princess Mononoke", are no exception to the rule. And I know I'm gonna feel the heat for not listing "He Got Game', but I was just giving examples of the films each director directed.
Which one directed the 2nd Power Ranger movie? Scorsese right?
Not a huge fan of any of the 3 but I would go with tarantino
Martin Scorsese. Love me some Goodfellas.
As far as directing goes, I'll take Tarantino out of the three. Scorsese's movies are better though.
I agree with everyone on your list, mikeyv. Never thought I would see somebody list Morris on here, but he is definitely worthy. You can see his legacy in 90% of crime documentaries out there today, but The Thin Blue Line impacted more than just movies. It shook a highly questionable Texas government AND got a wrongly accused man out of a life-sentence.
Also nice to see another Miike fan here. Have you seen 13 Assassins yet? It actually feels like a real movie instead of an acid trip (Ichi the Killer) a nightmare (Audition) or shock-horror (Imprint). It really validated those of us who have had to defend Miike as a legitimate director in the past.
While I'm here, I'll throw in some of my other favorite directors that haven't been mentioned yet.
- Ingmar Bergman
- Stanley Kubrick
- Ron Howard
- Darren Aronofsky
- David Fincher
- The Coen Brothers
- Ang Lee
As far as Tarantino being a better "director", that is probably true. Honestly, I cannot name a Tarantino movie I thought was subpar, whereas I have with both Lee and Scorsese. Still, I grade it by the films I flat out prefer, and I think Marty wins that one. Nonetheless, they have all given me hours of entertainment and amusement. Money, you know how I get down with the whole movie thing. Morris is amazing, I will see anything by that man. As far as "13 Assassins" goes, have not seen it yet, but definitely want to. The only year I went to the Toronto International Film Festival, I saw Sukiyaki Western Django, and the crowd went crazy when Quentin Tarantino showed up in two different scenes of the film. I love the works of everyone you listed as well, if I had to choose 1 movie by each of them (which is harder for me than even the last 5) it would be:
Bergman: The Virgin Spring (I actually like it better than the Seventh Seal, even though I know it is far more acclaimed)
Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove (One of the best comedy's of all-time. Clockwork Orange is a close second)
Howard: A Beautiful Mind (Thought it was amazing, though Frost/Nixon was awesome as well)
Aronofsky: Requiem For A Dream (Easy choice, though he has made other strong films)
Fincher: Fight Club (Another easy choice, even with his impressive resume)
Coen's: Barton Fink (They have made so many amazing films, but this one sticks out to me. Just a very well done and thought provoking movie in my opinion)
Ang Lee: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Guy makes really thought provoking and visually beautiful films. Really interested to see how "Life of Pi" turns out, have been waiting for that one)
Bergman - The Virgin Spring was excellent as was Wild Strawberries, but neither one resonates with me like The Seventh Seal.
Kubrick - Kubrick is just legendary. I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite from the films he's directed. 2001: A Space Oddessy, A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining (perhaps my favorite horror movie of all time) and Full Metal Jacket are all bona-fide classics.
I agree with A Beautiful Mind and Requiem for a Dream being the standouts for Howard and Aronofsky respectively, though both have impressive filmographies. I heard that Aronofsky was going to direct a film adaptation of Batman: Year One, but it was eventually scrapped for Batman Begins and he opted against directing it. Nolan is doing a great job on the series, but I can't help but imagine what could have been.
Fincher - Not sure which of Seven, Fight Club and The Social Network I prefer.
Coen Brothers - No Country for Old Men is my favorite, but Barton Fink, Fargo and The Ladykillers were all memorable as well.
Ang Lee - I'd have to say Crouching Tiger, with Brokeback Mountain in second.
Q gets my vote. Stylish violence and great dialogue with a sense of humor. Scorsese does alright, but it seems to me like most of his movies are actor driven, which may be his direction, but seems more like great acting to me. Spike...eh, I can take him or leave him. The Coen Bros are definitely my favorites, with The Big Lebowski, Oh Brother, No Country, Fargo, and the new True Grit among my favs.