Your favorite director?

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  1. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    Mine is Park Chan-wook.

    I own 6 movies he has directed:

    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
    Oldboy
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
    Joint Security Area
    I'm A Cyborg, But Its Ok
    and Thirst.

    Every one of these movies are fantastically original and implacably well done. I dare you to watch any of them and not fall in love with Park Chan-wook as I have. No homo:lol:
     
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    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    There's a few directors I really like, but I'd struggle to define one as my favourite. Having said that though, I'd have to say Guillermo Del Toro is topping my list at the moment.

    The only Park Chan-wook film I've seen is Oldboy, and although I didn't like the film itself, I certainly do appreciate his awesome directing skills.
     
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    Moro Big damn hero

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    David Fincher, all time.

    Close second IMO is Christopher Nolan. I'll have to watch Inception to see if he stays there.
     
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    I love Del Toro, his films always have the most amazing and disturbing creatures in them, which goes a long way in my books :lol:

    Christophe Gans is my other big one. Similar reason to Del Toro, very "disturbing" creatures and imagery, very strong symbolism, and very powerful/emotional use of colour (or lack thereof). Slightly tacky stories, but the sets and the look are more than enough to make up for it for me (Brotherhood of The Wolf and Silent Hill :wub:)
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Man, so many great directors out there. While I don't know if I can really be certain on my absolute favorite (I don't really think I have one), for the purposes of this post, I think I'll give my love to Brad Bird.
     
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    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    Of his films I've only seen Brotherhood Of The Wolf and it rocked my socks.
     
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    * Alejandro Jodorowsky
    * David Lynch
     
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    leandroab Stay Negativeā„¢

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    Quentin Tarantino

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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    The Coen bros. I dont even think they can make a crappy movie.
     
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    vampiregenocide A Chap Called Ross

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    Got to say, Christopher Nolan is fast becoming one of my favourite directors. Not only does he direct, but he writes almost all his films too which I think helps in bringing his ideas to the screen.
     
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    ry_z Ikebana Noise Club

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    Stanley Kubrick
    Akira Kurosawa
    Guillermo del Toro
    Krzysztof Kieślowski

    :wub:
     
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    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    I can't choose just one. Depends on my mood.

    Among my favorites are Tarantino, Miyazaki, Nolan, Aronofsky (have you seen Black Swan yet?), Kurosawa, and Scorcese to a lesser extent.

    Scorcese in particular lost several points from me after I watched Shutter Island. Complete waste of time. You figure out the 'twist' in the first 20 minutes (if you didn't already infer it from the trailer) and then just have to sit there and wait as they spell it out for another 90 some odd minutes.
     
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    John Boorman
    Ridley Scott

    I'm not a huge fan of Hitchcock, but I find a good body of his films amazing.
     
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    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Akira Kurosawa
     
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    At this stage it would have to be Chris Nolan, he just cant be stopped!
    Most of the time it would be James Cameron though...damn that boy is good!
     
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    ROAR oaf tobar

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    Aronofsky because of Pi, everything.
    Nolan because of Following, Dark Knight, everything.
    Lynch, self-explanitory.
    Coens, everything.
    pretty much everything everyone has said.

    And to OP,
    have you seen Three Extremes? I highly recommend it.
    And for anyone who is a fan of OP's favorites.
     
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    Explorer He seldomly knows...

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    Yay! I get to be the first to toss out... Luc Besson!

    Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle)
    Subway
    The Big Blue
    La Femme Nikita
    Leon the Professional
    The Fifth Element
    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    It took me years to realize that all these movies on my shelf were from the same guy. *laugh*

    As it is, I own five of the nine films directed by Nolan, six out of seven for Del Toro, eight out of ten for Miyazaki, and so on.

    The lists so far make me feel confident in seeking out some new guys, though. I'll have to wade into Rotten Tomatoes to get some contenders from the ones I've never watched....
     

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