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View Poll Results: Greatest Hollywood Director

Howard Hawks 0 0%
Alfred Hitchcock 8 61.54%
Ernst Lubitsch 0 0%
John Ford 0 0%
Preston Sturges 0 0%
Billy Wilder 3 23.08%
Elia Kazan 0 0%
Martin Scorsese 2 15.38%
Francis Ford Copolla 0 0%
Woody Allen 0 0%
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Old Jun 30th, 2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Greatest Hollywood Director

This should be fun. Only 10, too bad. So couldn't include Musical director such as Minnelli, and Fosse. Also Orson Welles, George Cukor, Sidney Lumet, etc..

I can't decide either. Lubitsch/Wilder/Kazan are all good
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Old Jun 30th, 2013, 02:43 AM   #2
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Re: Greatest Hollywood Director

He may have been a horrible racist, but D.W. Griffith pretty much wrote the book on the Hollywood approach to film-making.
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Old Jun 30th, 2013, 02:43 AM   #3
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Re: Greatest Hollywood Director

None of these? My favourite directors are:

Renoir
Fellini
Kubrick
Aronofsky
Powell & Pressburger
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He may have been a horrible racist, but D.W. Griffith pretty much wrote the book on the Hollywood approach to film-making.
I know, Chaplin said he's 'the father of us all', but he seemed a bit too far a figure Blame the limited poll choice

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None of these? My favourite directors are:

Renoir
Fellini
Kubrick
Aronofsky
Powell & Pressburger
I said Hollywood Kubrick later made movies from England, no?
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Re: Greatest Hollywood Director

Arronofsky is one of my favourites but the obvious omition in the list is Stanley Kubrick. Shouldn't he be in that list? He was such a visionary director.

From this list Alfred Hitchkock is head and shoulders above the others imo
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He said Hollywood.
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Old Jun 30th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #7
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Re: Greatest Hollywood Director

Yeah, Cukor was amazing. Welles was brilliant, but had such a limited output compared to most of the others on your list I can agree with him being left off.

Frank Capra is not to my taste, but he should also probably be mentioned.
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I think the poll would be much more interesting and intriguing had you omitted the Hollywood part and added directors like Bergman, Fellini, Lars von Trier. But then again there's only room for 10 names
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Well, that's another poll then. Favorite non-Hollywood director. I'd throw in Kurosawa, Lang and Eisenstein.
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Don't forget my personal favourite Michael Haneke. God , I have so many favourite directors it's difficult to choose one
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Aid for you guys;

Wilder

1960 The Apartment
1959 Some Like It Hot
1957 Witness for the Prosecution
1955 The Seven Year Itch
1954 Sabrina
1953 Stalag 17
1951 Ace in the Hole
1950 Sunset Blvd.
1945 The Lost Weekend
1944 Double Indemnity
1942 The Major and the Minor

Kazan

1963 America, America
1961 Splendor in the Grass
1957 A Face in the Crowd
1956 Baby Doll
1955 East of Eden
1954 On the Waterfront
1952 Viva Zapata!
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire
1947 Gentleman's Agreement*
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Lubitsch

1943 Heaven Can Wait
1942 To Be or Not to Be
1940 The Shop Around the Corner
1939 Ninotchka
1932 Trouble in Paradise

Hawks

1946 The Big Sleep
1944 To Have and Have Not
1941 Ball of Fire
1941 Sergeant York
1940 His Girl Friday
1939 Only Angels Have Wings
1938 Bringing Up Baby
1934 Twentieth Century
1932 Scarface

Sturges

1948 Unfaithfully Yours
1944 The Great Moment
1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
1942 The Palm Beach Story
1941 Sullivan's Travels
1941 The Lady Eve
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And Ed Wood! How could we forget Ed Wood Jr?
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Old Jun 30th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #13
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Oh yeah Capra Forgot about him. A conservative yet made populist films


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1941 Meet John Doe
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1938 You Can't Take It with You
1937 Lost Horizon
1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
1934 It Happened One Night
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen (as Frank R. Capra)
1931 Platinum Blonde (as Frank R. Capra)
1931 The Miracle Woman (as Frank R. Capra)
1926 The Strong Man
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And Ed Wood! How could we forget Ed Wood Jr?


He's the most notorious maybe

I do like Tim Burton's best movie this though

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Oh, he's brilliant.

In the same vein I like Herschel Gordon Lewis, Coleman Francis and, of course, Roger Corman.
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