Greatest Filmmaker Ever!

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  1. SpideyFan914

    SpideyFan914 Greatest Poster Ever!

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    "To begin... To begin... How to start? I'm hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think. Maybe I should write something first, then reward myself with coffee. Coffee and a muffin. Okay, so I need to establish the themes. Maybe a banana-nut. That's a good muffin."
    -Adaptation (2002)


    Nobody said it was easy to make a movie. You start with an inspired idea, then you need to write it, edit, cast, prepare, schedule, shoot, shoot more, shoot more, edit, cut, advertise, release; you can spend one year on it or three, sometimes even more than three, and it STILL could be a flop. Yet still, countless have tried. The art has been around for just over 100 years now, from the silent to the cartoon to the talkie to the color to the CGI to the (evil) 3D. Every decade, a select group of aspiring artistes emerge, struggling to leave their imprint on time.

    And now, we're going to look at them all, take the ones who have succeeded in leaving an imprint, as well as those who continue to try, those of the "distant" past as well as the present and future. It is time to decide who is....

    THE GREATEST FILMMAKER EVER!!!
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    Here are the nominations:

    1. Alfred Hitchcock
    2. Fritz Lang
    3. The Coen Brothers
    4. Akira Kurosawa
    5. Sergio Leone
    6. Carol Reed
    7. Bruce Timm
    8. Stephen Spielberg
    9. Stan Lee
    10. George Lucas
    11. James Cameron
    12. Billy Wilder
    13. Federico Fellini
    14. Ingmar Bergman
    15. Quentin Tarantino
    16. Kevin Smith
    17. Henry Selick
    18. Tim Burton
    19. Robert Zemericks
    20. Walt Disney
    21. David Lynch
    22. Milos Forman
    23. Orson Welles
    24. Cecil B. Demille
    25. F. W. Murnau
    26. Christopher Nolan
    27. Chris Sanders
    28. John Lasseter
    29. Pete Docter
    30. Andrew Stanton
    31. Brad Bird
    32. Lee Unkrich
    33. J. J. Abrams
    34. Spike Jonze
    35. Robert Wise
    36. David Fincher
    37. Ridley Scott
    38. Guillermo Del Toro
    39. Peter Jackson
    40. Edgar Wright
    41. Terry Gilliam
    42. Charlie Chaplin
    43. Chris Colombus
    44. Pier Paolo Pasolini
    45. P. J. Hogan
    46. Richard Donner
    47. Buster Keaton
    48. Sam Raimi
    49. Ruben Fleischer
    50. Bryan Singer
    51. Clint Eastwood
    52. Jon Favreau
    53. David S. Goyer
    54. Stanley Kubrick
    55. Martin Scorsese
    56. Ben Affleck
    57. Woody Allen
    58. John Hughes
    59. Ishiro Honda
    60. Todd Phillips
    61. Marc Webb
    62. Stanley Donen
    63. Andrew Davis
    64. Michael Gondry
    65. Martin Campbell
    66. Guy Hamilton
    67. Frank Darabont
    68. James Whale
    69. Karl Freund
    70. Albert R. Broccoli
    71. Charlie Kaufman
    72. W.C. Fields
    73. M. Night Shayamalan
    74. Yasujiro Ozu
    75. Jules Dassin
    76. Wachowski Brothers
    77. Mel Brooks
    78. Terence Young
    79. Gore Verbinski
    80. Irvin Kershner
    81. Francois Truffaut
    82. D.W. Griffith
    83. Roman Polanski
    84. Kathryn Bigelow
    85. John Ford
    86. Arthur Penn
    87. Hayao Miyazaki
    88. Sydney Lumet
    89. Baz Luhermann
    90. Joe Dante
    91. John Sayles
    92. Frank Tashlin
    93. Lloyd Kaufman
    94. James Gunn
    95. Wes Craven
    96. Ralph Bakshi
    97. Vincent Pereira
    98. Chuck Jones
    99. Ward Kimball
    100. Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
    101. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger
    102. Abel Gance
    102. Satyajit Ray
    104. William Wyler
    105. Preston Sturges
    106. Vincente Minnelli
    107. Michael Curtiz
    108. Danny Boyle
    109. Darren Aronofsky
    110. Blake Edwards
    111. Matthew Vaughn
    112. Bob Gale
    113. Hal Ashby
    114. Mike Nichols
    115. Sofia Coppola
    116. Francis Ford Coppola
    117. Jan Svankmajer
    118. George Melies
    119. Jonathan Nolan
    120. Howard Hawks
    121. John Huston
    122. Ernst Lubitsch
    123. Mel Gibson
    124. Jonathan Demme
    125. Frank Capra
    126. Victor Fleming
    127. Edwin S. Porter
    128. George Cukor


    Now.... BEGIN!
     
  2. SpideyFan914

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    "If you want to understand me, watch my movies."
    -Chaplin (1992)


    ROUND ONE
    Quentin Tarantino
    Spike Jonze
    Bruce Timm
    F. W. Murnau

    Federico Fellini
    David Lynch
    John Ford
    Charlie Kaufman

    James Cameron
    Jon Favreau
    John Huston
    Preston Sturges

    Wes Craven
    Irvin Kershner
    Stan Lee
    Joe Dante

    Blake Edwards
    Jules Dassin
    Vincent Pereira
    David Fincher

    Sam Raimi
    Mel Brooks
    J. J. Abrams
    Clint Eastwood

    Andrew Davis
    Martin Campbell
    George Melies
    Frank Capra

    Mel Gibson
    Marc Webb
    John Sayles
    Francois Truffaut

    Brad Bird
    Abel Gance
    Jonathan Demme
    Mike Nichols

    Victor Fleming
    David S. Goyer
    Sergio Leone
    Richard Donner

    Ralph Bakshi
    George Lucas
    Edgar Wright
    Gore Verbinski

    Howard Hawks
    Danny Boyle
    Bob Gale
    Milos Forman

    Frank Tashlin
    Michael Curtiz
    John Hughes
    Tim Burton

    Yasujiro Ozu
    Darren Aronofsky
    Albert R. Broccoli
    Buster Keaton

    Fritz Lang
    Chris Colombus
    Wachowski Brothers
    Terence Young

    Karl Freund
    Francis Ford Coppola
    Michael Gondry
    Ruben Fleischer

    Guillermo Del Toro
    Billy Wilder
    James Whale
    John Lasseter

    Satyajit Ray
    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger
    Todd Phillips
    Akira Kurosawa

    Guy Hamilton
    Walt Disney
    Stanley Kubrick
    P. J. Hogan

    Roman Polanski
    Charlie Chaplin
    The Coen Brothers
    Woody Allen

    Arthur Penn
    Edwin S. Porter
    Cecil B. Demille
    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Chris Sanders
    Carol Reed
    Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Bryan Singer
    Baz Luhermann
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Martin Scorsese

    Ward Kimball
    D.W. Griffith
    Robert Zemericks
    Jonathan Nolan

    Ingmar Bergman
    Jan Svankmajer
    James Gunn
    M. Night Shayamalan

    Sydney Lumet
    Christopher Nolan
    Ridley Scott
    Henry Selick

    Terry Gilliam
    Stephen Spielberg
    Robert Wise
    Peter Jackson

    Hal Ashby
    Andrew Stanton
    Lee Unkrich
    Lloyd Kaufman

    William Wyler
    Orson Welles
    W.C. Fields
    Chuck Jones

    Kevin Smith
    Matthew Vaughn
    Sofia Coppola
    Stanley Donen

    Ben Affleck
    Ishiro Honda
    George Cukor
    Pete Docter

    Ernst Lubitsch
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Frank Darabont
    Vincente Minnelli
     
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    ROUND ONE, MATCH ONE

    Contestants are....

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    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/
    Quentin Tarantino

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    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005069/
    Spike Jonze

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    Bruce Timm

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    F.W. Murnau


    Again, that's:

    Quentin Tarantino
    Spike Jonze
    Bruce Timm
    F.W. Murnau


    My vote:
    1. Spike Jonze (Because of this. Found on the special features of Being John Malkovich.)
    2. F.W. Murnau (I'm kind of assuming he won't get any votes, but Sunrise was an absolutely brilliant movie, and Murnau really deserves to move on!)
    3. Bruce Timm (Meh.... He's only elligible for the DCU movies, none of which are any match compared to these other guys' movies.)
    4. Quentin Tarantino (I need to see more of his movies, but as is, the only I've seen is the one in that poster, and I didn't particularly care for it.)
     
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    1- Tarantino
    2- Murnau
    3- Jonze
    4- Timm
     
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    1. Tarantino - Classic exploitation ode to films great to watch.
    2. Jonze - When him and Charlie Kaufman team up anything Surreal is possible
    3. Timm
    3. Murnau
     
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    1. Timm: because his movies are the only ones in this round that i love
    2. Jonze: adaptation was good, though possibly way overrated by certain people running this thread. ;)
    3. Murnau: i need to see Nosferatu, that's for sure
    4. Tarantino: not a fan of his genre and thus haven't seen any movies of his, but Inglorious Basterds looks good and i may give it a shot soon
     
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    This.
     
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    1. Bruce Timm (Same reason as cradleman.)
    2. F.W. Murnau (Well, I've seen Nosferatu.)
    3. Quentin Tarantino
    4. Spike Jonze
     
  9. HEATXZ

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    Bruce Timm :anime:
    Spike Jonze
    Quentin Tarantino
    F.W. Murnau
     
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    Woo! I've been waiting for this thread to start. :D

    1. Tarantino (Not a fan of his movies, but he's one of the best filmmakers of all time)
    2. Bruce Timm
    3. F.W. Murnau
    4. Spike Jonze
     
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    1. F. W. Murnau- Nosferatu was....a let-down, but SUNRISE was surperb! DESERVES TO MOVE ON!
    2. Spike Jonze- Haven't seen any of his films, but...
    3. Bruce Timm- Second biggest threat.
    4. Quentin Taratino- I have some problems with his....fascination with violence and biggest threat in this category.
     
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    Wrong Spike.

    This is Spike Jonze.
     
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    Oh....still haven't seen any of his movies....and by the way, Spidey, I believe it's Robert Zemeckis who was nominated, not Robert Zemericks.
     
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    1. Spike Jonze - Only one on here I've actually seen a movie of. Where the Wild Things Are is fantastic, though.
    2. Quentin Tarantino - I've heard he's great.
    3. Bruce Timm - I've heard of him.
    4. F. W. Murnau - I haven't.
     
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    so. watching the Aviator tonight. how the hell did we forget Howard Hughes?
     
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    1. F.W. Murnau
    2. Spike Jonze
    3. Bruce Timm
    4. Quentin Tarantino
     
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    Can't believe the lack of Tarantino fans here. A man who created films with a sense of realism through violence and spastic dialogue. Pulp Fiction is considered one of the greatest films of all time by both fans and critics. Now I understand people probably haven't seen his films but if some Animation director who did direct to dvd is going to win this then I lose hope for the Symbolism in directing.
     
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    I'm not a fan, but I still have major respect for the guy. And we are trying to find out the best filmmaker of all time. He's up there for sure. Just never liked the genre that he produces.
     
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    Tarantino is arguably the last great auteur, and Pulp Fiction is arguably my favorite film ever.

    He may not be the best director ever, but he got first from me no problem.
     
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    Quentin Tarantino- 16
    Spike Jonze- 19
    Bruce Timm- 17
    F.W. Murnau- 12

    Wow, I'm kind of regretting that I put Timm above Tarantino, honestly. I just didn't expect Tarantino to get so little support and wanted to help Jonze more.... Too bad I've got that rule that you can't change your vote.
    Oh well, I still gotta see Pulp Fiction sometime.


    ROUND ONE, MATCH TWO

    Contestants are....

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    Federico Fellini

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    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000186/
    David Lynch

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    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000406/
    John Ford

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    Charlie Kaufman


    Again, that's:

    Federico Fellini
    David Lynch
    John Ford
    Charlie Kaufman



    Ouch.... I know I want Kaufman and Lynch to win, but I'll hold my vote for now to be safe.
    Lynch is a brilliant director, with multiple masterpieces. I just watched The Elephant Man last night, and was completely blown away by its sheer power. Blue Velvet was a bit of an odder movie (I think Lynch's trademark is that his movies are as strange as possible without sliding into the surreal), but still beautiful all-around. Most specifically, I love his use of color throughout the movie - when it opens, everything is bright and primary, and feels so nice, but then when you reach all the darkness underneath, you can actually see a shift in the spectrum used as well.

    And Charlie Kaufman is one of my personal favorites. He's more than just a screenwriter - he's a master of the art. I'll use Eternal Sunshine to lay this out, as it's the one most people would have seen. (Minor spoilers to follow.)
    Now, screenwriting is about more than just dialogue. In fact, it's mostly about structure, and this is where Kaufman excels. The basis of Eternal Sunshine is that Joel (Jim Carrey) is trying to erase the memory of Clementine (Kate Winslett) after a bad relationship, but while the process is going on, he realizes that he doesn't want to forget her and fights against it.
    The interesting thing in this structure is that as the machine is erasing his memory, he sees them occur in REVERSE order. In other words, we begin with the end of the relationship, and end with the day they met. Without that basic decision, the entire movie would have been completely different, and not nearly as good as the famous result. We begin with the arguments, when they're fighting and at each other's throats, and then go back to see that there was a time when they truly did love each other.

    Kaufman has made great movie after great movie. I've seen four of his works by now, and not one of them has been anything less than amazing. VOTE KAUFMAN!
     
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