All Right, Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready For My Close-Up ... It's The ILXOR's Top 101 Director Poll Results Thread

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Get ready, cause here they come!

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Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:14 (one month ago) Permalink

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:16 (one month ago) Permalink

*parks caboose*

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:18 (one month ago) Permalink

such a tease

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

gonna relentlessly complain about the results even though I didn't vote and never intended to

Simon H., Monday, 15 January 2018 13:24 (one month ago) Permalink

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101. D.W. Griffith
(365.5 points; 5 votes)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:25 (one month ago) Permalink

that was an xp

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:26 (one month ago) Permalink

as i said before he didn't make my cut but fair enough, 101st feels about right

coombespair gaz prices (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:32 (one month ago) Permalink

okay shd've started with a thread-appropriate display name

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:33 (one month ago) Permalink

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100. Jonathan Demme
(366 points; 5 votes)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:45 (one month ago) Permalink

now there's a guy who dropped off hard

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

What's a *great* Demme movie? (Asked in the spirit of enquiry not necessarily disbelief that there are any... though maybe with a slight tint of the latter.)

emil.y, Monday, 15 January 2018 13:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Stop Making Sense, but not sure that really counts?

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Stop Making Sense would be my answer

rob, Monday, 15 January 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Some swear by everything he did in the '80s. Some say Rachel Getting Married was a latter day miracle.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I used to love Swimming to Cambodia too but no idea if that holds up

rob, Monday, 15 January 2018 13:54 (one month ago) Permalink

i like most of his films up until the 90s, used to think Something Wild was good but i haven't rewatched it in forever

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:55 (one month ago) Permalink

The Silence of the Lambs is underrated these days.

But, yeah, I don't care after 1988, RGM excepted.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:57 (one month ago) Permalink

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99. Claire Denis
(367.5 points; 5 votes)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 13:59 (one month ago) Permalink

holy shit guys the list is 33% women! well done

Simon H., Monday, 15 January 2018 14:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Women filming beautiful men plz

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:06 (one month ago) Permalink

I should see more Denis

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:06 (one month ago) Permalink

NV I considered following suit & changing dn to "helmer fud"

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:08 (one month ago) Permalink

suddenly having a horrible feeling I mightn't've put Louis Malle in my list and I'm disappointed if so

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:13 (one month ago) Permalink

I got you covered m8

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I count Married to the Mob as a great (and underappreciated) film.

clemenza, Monday, 15 January 2018 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink

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98. Robert Aldrich
(370 points; 5 votes)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Too fucking low

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

voted for him almost entirely for Kiss Me Deadly but there are other goodies and yeah too low

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

That & baby Jane for me but otherwise same

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:22 (one month ago) Permalink

just seen the cast for Sodom and Gomorrah and wondering why the hell i haven't seen it

(just checked my list btw, i didn't forget Louis)

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Nice

In a bit of thread cross pollination lift to the scaffold is one of the many namedrops in the new scott walker songs

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:25 (one month ago) Permalink

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97. Woody Allen
(375.5 points; 5 votes)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

TOO MOLESTY

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:30 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I think when it comes to his placing, the earlier the funnier

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

lol, made the end of my ballot, glad he placed low

devvvine, Monday, 15 January 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

couldn't place him in my 50 faves but i like the funny stuff plenty, have never exposed myself to the Bergman rip-offs

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I understand he still wears that beard when walking around town.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 15 January 2018 14:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Not a single one of my ballot popped up yet, no love lost w/ Allen though too molesty otm

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

He probably doesn't want to be recognized.

xpost

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:36 (one month ago) Permalink

Bah, think I unfortunately left Denis off.

Watched my first Aldrich a few weeks ago.

Not looking fwd to fucking Polanski making this

xyzzzz__, Monday, 15 January 2018 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

101st feels about right

already the worst fucking poll ever

no one else revealed so far made a film as great as Intolerance

bye, guys

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Glad we got that out of the way in the early going.

LLAMAS ARE FOR CLOSERS (WilliamC), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

the best Aldrich is Ulzana's Raid btw

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Alright <3

xp

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

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You'd have been in a tizzy picking the coolest picture if you'd done diretors photos of this guy I tell ya

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:54 (one month ago) Permalink

the dreaded double-Coppola! xxp

and Alfred's Coppola was Sofia. Too many martinis...

I could not put Ingmar in my top 5 bcz, eventually, I got sick of him blaming his parents for everything. Man up.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

whut I done voted for. (Warhol changed film, also a must vote despite the 'importance doesnt matter' yahoos)

Alfred Hitchcock
Jean Renoir
Howard Hawks
John Ford
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ingmar Bergman
Preston Sturges
Luis Bunuel
Stanley Kubrick
Buster Keaton

Robert Bresson
Ousmane Sembene
Ernst Lubitsch
Orson Welles
Steven Spielberg
Roberto Rossellini
Eric Rohmer
Andrei Tarkovsky
Fritz Lang
Akira Kurosawa

Luchino Visconti
Carl Dreyer
Yasujiro Ozu
Jean-Luc Godard
Charles Chaplin
Chuck Jones
Robert Aldrich
Nicholas Ray
Mike Leigh
Robert Altman

Max Ophuls
Abbas Kiarostami
D.W. Griffith
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Vincente Minnelli
Elia Kazan
Andy Warhol
George Kuchar
Agnes Varda
Frederick Wiseman

Jacques Tati
David Cronenberg
Jacques Tourneur
Alain Resnais
Satyajit Ray
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Shohei Imamura
Martin Scorsese
Todd Haynes
F.W. Murnau

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

(oh yeah it was Murnau i voted for and not Pabst. mistaken silent German identity)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Tarkovsky-Lynch-Renoir-Ozu-Bunuel were my top 5 without thinking much about it. I guess I like dream logic and tragic humanists.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

1. Lynch, David
2. Kubrick, Stanley
3. Ozu Yasujirō
4. Bergman, Ingmar
5. Kiarostami, Abbas
6. Kieslowski, Krzysztof
7. Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger
8. Akerman, Chantal

Unranked:
Altman, Robert
Anderson, Paul Thomas
Anderson, Wes
Antonioni, Michelangelo
Brakhage, Stan
Coen, Joel & Ethan
Cronenberg, David
Deren, Maya
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
Ford, John
Frankenheimer, John
Gilliam, Terry
Godard, Jean-Luc
Greenaway, Peter
Haneke, Michael
Herzog, Werner
Hitchcock, Alfred
Jones, Chuck
Kaurismäki, Aki
Kurosawa Akira
Laughton, Charles
Lean, David
Leigh, Mike
Maddin, Guy
Morrison, Bill
Pennebaker, D.A.
Polanski, Roman
Ray, Satyajit
Renoir, Jean
Resnais, Alain
Rossellini, Roberto
Saulnier, Jeremy
Scorsese, Martin
Soderbergh, Steven
Spielberg, Steven
Sturges, Preston
Svankmajer, Jan
Tarkovsky, Andrei
Varda, Agnes
Vertov, Dziga
Welles, Orson
Zwigoff, Terry

WilliamC, Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:37 (four weeks ago) Permalink

but odd man out is so clueless about belfast that it makes me very sceptical of vienna

it's only a movie, Ingrid

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

My Ballot:

Edward Yang
Hayao Miyazaki
John Cassavetes
Akira Kurosawa
Andrei Tarkovsky
Billy Wilder
Yasujiro Ozu
Robert Altman
Ingmar Bergman
Jean Renoir
Fritz Lang
David Lynch
Joel and Ethan Coen
Werner Herzog
Alfred Hitchcock
Federico Fellini
Robert Siodmak
Chantal Akerman
Jia Zhangke
Charles Laughton
Seijun Suzuki
Guy Maddin
Kenji Mizoguchi
Paul Thomas Anderson
Kelly Reichardt
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Orson Welles
Michelangelo Antonioni
Otto Preminger
Terrence Malick
Roberto Rosselini
Francis Ford Coppola
Park Chan-Wook
Oliver Assayas
Stanley Kubrick
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Johnnie To
Martin Scorsese
Isao Takahata
Fei Mu
Kon Ichikawa
Frank Capra
John Huston
Jean Pierre Melville
Woody Allen
Wes Anderson
Nicholas Ray
Paul Schrader
Mia Hansen Love
Miguel Gomes

Worst: Edgar Wright

devvvine, Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

good shout on Edgar fucking Wright

hell is auteur people (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

okay what

which films?

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 January 2018 13:02 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

la bete humaine and le dejeuner sur l'herbe

I'm glad you didn't vote, plax! In part bcz you referred to Lee Marvin as "someone."

― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:18 (twenty-four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i DID vote, I just didn't get to post this week.

plax (ico), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I had regretted not voting for phillip scheffner, but this wasn't a poll where you could push your top choices onto the main even singlehandedly so I have no regrets

plax (ico), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"charmless male leads" in Sturges, why i oughta...

Eddie Bracken is *ssupposed to be* charmless, he's brilliant at it.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Part of the multiplex crew, don’t @ me.

Herzog, Werner
Tarkovsky, Andrei
Cronenberg, David
Gordon, Stuart
Murnau, F.W.
Scorsese, Martin
Wenders, Wim
Wong Kar-wai
Yang, Edward
Kubrick, Stanley
Miyazaki Hayao
Anderson, Paul Thomas
Cassavetes, John
Chow, Stephen
Coppola, Francis Ford
Fellini, Federico
Korine, Harmony
Lynch, David
Malick, Terrence
Wilder, Billy
Welles, Orson
Kieslowski, Krzysztof
Kopple, Barbara
Reed, Carol
Lang, Fritz
Dreyer, Carl Theodor
Bergman, Ingmar
Raimi, Sam
Griffith, D.W.
Roeg, Nicholas
Morris, Errol
Laughton, Charles
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
Bunuel, Luis
Coen, Joel & Ethan
Mann, Michael
Spielberg, Steven
Von Trier, Lars
del Toro, Guillermo
Burton, Tim
Romero, George A.
Kaufman, Charlie
Browning, Tod
Downey Sr., Robert
Brakhage, Stan
Jarmusch, Jim
Meyer, Russ
Linklater, Richard
Solondz, Todd
Lewis, Herschell Gordon
Nolan, Christopher
Noé, Gaspar

Jeff, Saturday, 20 January 2018 14:57 (four weeks ago) Permalink

1. Farocki, Harun
2. Akerman, Chantal
3. Wiseman, Frederick
4. Hitchcock, Alfred
5. Loach, Ken
6. Straub, Jean-Marie & Daniele Huillet
7. Godard, Jean-Luc
8. Murnau, F.W.
9. Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
10. Resnais, Alain
11. Kiarostami, Abbas
12. Hawks, Howard
13. Minh-ha, Trinh T.
14. Petzold, Christian
15. Ray, Nicholas
16. Dickinson, Margaret
17. Almodovar, Pedro
18. Guiterrez, Thomas
19. Bitomsky, Hartmut
20. Keiller, Patrick
21. Griffith, D.W.
22. Trecartin, Ryan
23. Berkeley, Busby
24. Welles, Orson
25. Denis, Claire
26. Cukor, George
27. Marker, Chris
28. Biemann, Ursula
29. Minnelli, Vincente
30. Sirk, Douglas
31. Frampton, Hollis
32. Waters, John
33. Haneke, Michael

plax (ico), Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

those Charles Laughton votes are indeed irritating, esp at the expense of Jean Vigo and Elaine May

I've tried w/ Straub & Huillet. Not so far.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

1. Alfred Hitchcock
2. Ingmar Bergman
3. Nicolas Roeg
4. David Lynch
5. Stanley Kubrick
6. Charlie Kaufman
7. Andrei Tarkovsky
8. Robert Downey Sr.
9. Robert Altman
10. Kelly Reichardt
11. Pedro Almodóvar
12. Coen Brothers
13. Akira Kurosawa
14. Douglas Sirk
15. Michael Cimino
16. John Waters
17. Todd Haynes
18. Paul Thomas Anderson
19. Chantal Akerman
20. Jim Jarmusch
21. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
22. John Cassavetes
23. Bob Fosse
24. Orson Welles
25. Quentin Tarantino
26. Robert Bresson
27. D.A. Pennebaker
28. William Friedkin
29. Alexander Payne
30. Olivier Assayas
31. Yasujiro Ozu
32. Nicholas Ray
33. Roman Polanski
34. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris
35. Sofia Coppola
36. Stan Brakhage
37. David Gordon Green
38. Jonathan Demme
39. Agnès Varda
40. Penelope Spheeris
41. Todd Solondz
42. Harmony Korine
43. Spike Lee
44. Robert Aldrich
45. Luis Bunuel
46. Eliza Hittman
47. Martin Scorsese
48. Lars Von Trier
49. Billy Wilder
50. Sean Baker

WORST DIRECTOR: Terrence Malick

flappy bird, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

where should I start with Preston Sturges?

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Sullivan’s Travels

flappy bird, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Non-placers in bold.

I definitely would have swapped out a bunch of my unranked section for other directors had I not just thrown it together at the last minute. Like, why do I have Jess Franco on there and not Mario Bava???? There are some others where I've seen a couple of films and liked them and obviously just figured "yeah, I'll throw them a vote" when I probs could've picked someone with a way more solid body of work. Oh well.

1. Vera Chytilova
2. Wojciech Has
3. Jane Arden
4. Roy Andersson

5. Andrei Tarkovsky
6. Roman Polanski
7. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
8. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
9. Luis Bunuel
10. Werner Herzog
11. Juraj Herz
12. Sergei Parajanov
13. Dario Argento
14. Ingmar Bergman
15. Maya Deren

Georges Melies
Germaine Dulac

Agnes Varda
Hans Richter
Peter Strickland

Bela Tarr
Wong Kar-wai
Jan Svankmajer
Lars Von Trier
John Waters
Jesus Franco
Sergei Eisenstein
Michelangelo Antonioni
Jean-Luc Godard
Michael Haneke
Alfred Hitchcock
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Fritz Lang
David Lynch
Russ Meyer
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Peter Watkins
David Cronenberg
Chantal Akerman
Lindsay Anderson
Andrzej Zulawski
Rosa von Praunheim

Carl Theodor Dreyer
Federico Fellini
Kenneth Anger
Alice Guy Blache
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Andy Warhol
Shohei Imamura

Hayao Miyazaki

emil.y, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm gonna go try and rent Miracle of Morgan's Creek later.

This poll is also indicating to me that I have a lot of Murnau to catch up on.

jmm, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

VHAS i would go with the great Sturges period in chron order, beginning with The Great McGinty. (For one thing, the first scene in Morgan's Creek will make more sense that way.)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

emil.y, i don't know Chytilova aside from Daisies; have you seen much?

kudos on Has as well

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I wish I'd voted for Warhol too, which probably would have pushed him onto the list. Of the 10-15 films I've seen, only one or two flat-out bored me; the rest had me laughing at a minimum, most confounded me in a really interesting way, and there's beauty in The Chelsea Girls and the screen tests.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Murnau’s Faust is obviously incredible but Emil Jannings makes me too sick.

Chris L, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

emil.y, i don't know Chytilova aside from Daisies; have you seen much?

Yeah, strongly recommend Fruit of Paradise as the next one to check out if you like Daisies. Even her lesser '90s films are pretty good.

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emil.y, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Checking the spreadsheet, Warhol wouldn't have made it with a vote from me. But I did notice a blank for Andrea Arnold in my column--with my points, she would have moved up to the low 100s, five points short of the big list. I don't know the calculation that then turned points into weighted points, but Arnold might have ranked with that adjustment. (This isn't criticism--I messed up points on all four polls I oversaw, leaving out a whole ballot once.)

clemenza, Saturday, 20 January 2018 15:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Herzog, Werner
Roeg, Nicholas
Bunuel, Luis
Tarkovsky, Andrei
Antonioni, Michelangelo
Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger
Hitchcock, Alfred
Akerman, Chantal
Altman, Robert
Kubrick, Stanley
De Palma, Brian
Malick, Terrence
Scorsese, Martin
Tarr, Bela
Ophüls, Max
Godard, Jean-Luc
Kiarostami, Abbas
Renoir, Jean
Hogg, Joanna
Bergman, Ingmar
Kurosawa Akira
Dreyer, Carl Theodor
Andersson, Roy
Lynch, David
Argento, Dario
Romero, George A
Rohmer, Eric
Kore-eda Hirokazu
Friedkin, William
Cronenberg, David
Arnold, Andrea
Haneke, Michael
Von Trier, Lars
Leone, Sergio
Strickland, Peter
Ceylan, Nuri Bilge

Forgot a bunch tho eg murnau, lang and bresson. Had has on my mind but loved hourglass sanatorium and wasn't so hot on saragossa manuscript

i know kore-eda (or something), Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

here's mine. Order is a bit arbitrary in retrospect, and if I hadn't forgotten Murnau, he'd be on and Capra would be off

1. Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger
2. Lubitsch, Ernst
3. Hitchcock, Alfred
4. Renoir, Jean
5. Sturges, Preston
6. Miyazaki Hayao
7. Lynch, David
8. Keaton, Buster
9. Ophüls, Max
10. Tati, Jacques
11. Malick, Terrence
12. Ray, Satyajit
13. Welles, Orson
14. Lang, Fritz
15. Bunuel, Luis
16. Kurosawa Akira
17. Brakhage, Stan
18. Reed, Carol
19. Altman, Robert
20. Hawks, Howard
21. Kubrick, Stanley
22. Wong Kar-wai
23. Vigo, Jean
24. Ozu Yasujirō
25. Kieslowski, Krzysztof
26. Eisenstein, Sergei
27. Linklater, Richard
28. Satoshi Kon
29. Clair, Rene
30. Laughton, Charles
31. Tarkovsky, Andrei
32. Conner, Bruce
33. Yang, Edward
34. Mackendrick, Alexander
35. Woo, John
36. Kalatozov, Mikhael
37. Cocteau, Jean
38. Jones, Chuck
39. Roeg, Nicholas
40. Sirk, Douglas
41. Pontecorvo, Gillo
42. Wilder, Billy
43. Pabst, G.W.
44. Melville, Jean-Pierre
45. Dreyer, Carl Theodor
46. Hu, King
47. Mamoulian, Rouben
48. Bergman, Ingmar
49. Capra, Frank
50. Hark, Tsui

rob, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Xp voted polanski somewhere around 19 but he's missing for some mysterious reason

i know kore-eda (or something), Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Did I miss the spreadsheet link?

Jeff, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Eric, thanks so much for doing this! Been a hoot. Ballot:

1. Kiarostami, Abbas
2. Roeg, Nicholas
3. Tarkovsky, Andrei
4. Bergman, Ingmar
5. Fellini, Federico
6. Deren, Maya
7. Lynch, David
8. Teshigahara, Hiroshi
9. Pasolini, Pier Paolo
10. Pakula, Alan J.
11. Bunuel, Luis
12. Brakhage, Stan
13. Stillman, Whit
14. Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
15. Kurosawa, Akira
16. Resnais, Alain
17. Kubrick, Stanley
18. Jodorowsky, Alejandro
19. Rohmer, Eric
20. Haneke, Michael
21. Tarr, Bela
22. Ghobadi, Bahman
23. Snow, Michael
24. Coppola, Francis Ford
25. Wertmuller, Lina
26. Godard, Jean-Luc
27. Franco, Jesus
28. Makhmalbaf, Mohsen
29. Medem, Julio
30. Cronenberg, David
31. Antonioni, Michelangelo
32. Akerman, Chantal
33. Dardenne, Jean-Luc & Pierre
34. Duras, Marguerite
35. Welles, Orson
36. Farhadi, Asghar
37. Lelouch, Claude
38. Kieslowski, Krzysztof
39. Almodovar, Pedro
40. Rollin, Jean
41. Borowczyk, Walerian
42. Sokurov, Aleksandr
43. Tati, Jacques
44. Shahid-Saless, Sohrab
45. Ōshima, Nagisa
46. Linklater, Richard
47. Metzger, Radley
48. Cassavetes, John
49. Sarno, Joe
50. Verhoeven, Paul

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:44 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I haven't looked at the spreadsheet b/c it wants me to download it rather than opening in a tab.

emil.y, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Xxpost bless you

Jeff, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Well it tells you, for one, that you and I are the only ones voting for Jesus Franco :)

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♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I will personally guarantee--backed up by the Molinari Family on the Coast--the safety of the spreadsheet.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 January 2018 16:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Here's my list!

1. Kubrick, Stanley
2. Welles, Orson
3. Tarkovsky, Andrei
4. Wong Kar-wai
5. Murnau, F.W.
6. Bresson, Robert
7. Von Stroheim, Erich
8. Coen, Joel & Ethan
9. Bergman, Ingmar
10. Ozu, Yasujiro
11. Hitchcock, Alfred
12. Kiarostami, Abbas
13. Renoir, Jean
14. Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger
15. Herzog, Werner
16. Hawks, Howard
17. Lynch, David
18. Keaton, Buster
19. Anderson, Wes
20. Panahi, Jafar
21. Dreyer, Carl Theodor
22. Fincher, David
23. Fellini, Federico
24. Kurosawa Akira
25. Malick, Terrence
26. Anderson, Paul Thomas
27. Godard, Jean-Luc
28. Lang, Fritz
29. Van Sant, Gus
30. Chaplin, Charles
31. Bunuel, Luis
32. Wilder, Billy
33. Dardenne, Jean-Luc & Pierre
34. Ray, Satyajit
35. Antonioni, Michelangelo
36. Morris, Errol
37. Ophüls, Max
38. Mizoguchi Kenji
39. Lonergan, Kenneth
40. Lumet, Sidney
41. Scott, Ridley
42. Scorsese, Martin
43. Spielberg, Steven
44. Tarantino, Quentin
45. Linklater, Richard
46. To, Johnnie
47. Polanski, Roman
48. Coppola, Francis Ford
49. Miyazaki Hayao
50. Lean, David

cajunsunday, Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:16 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Chytilova (I'd forgotten Fruits of Paradise, reasoned her out by telling myself I'd only seen Daisies) (who reminds me that I also forgot Kira Muratova) and Visconti are other regrets.

There are more than 50 great directors don't @ me.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:18 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Fruit Of Paradise and Jane Arden's Other Side Of Underneath on my to buy list now.

1. Tsukamoto Shin'ya
2. Lynch, David
3. Argento, Dario
4. De Palma, Brian
5. Quay, Stephen & Timothy
6. Russell, Ken
Burton, Tim
Garanina, Ideya
Kovasznai, Gyorgy
Jankovics, Marcell
Tanaka, Tokuzo
Sono, Sion
Shorina, Nina
Nakagawa, Nobuo
Barta, Jiri
Serebryakov, Nikolai
Murnau, F.W.
Cronenberg, David
Raimi, Sam
Hung, Sammo
Carpenter, John
Hooper, Tobe
Powell, Michael & Emeric Pressburger
Hark, Tsui
Zulawski, Andrzej
Herz, Juraj
Hitchcock, Alfred
Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Miller, George
Gilliam, Terry
Chan-wook Park
del Toro, Guillermo
Cheh, Chang
Strickland, Peter
Corman, Roger
Coppola, Francis Ford
Polanski, Roman
Wise, Robert
Jires, Jaromil
Hu, King
Imamura Shōhei
Brass, Tinto
Satoshi Kon
Romero, George A.
Friedkin, William
Christiansen, Benjamin
Cocteau, Jean
Ishii, Gakuryū
Roeg, Nicholas
Rollin, Jean

Lynch would have been first in terms of the overall power of his work but I wanted to boost Tsukamoto and I like a bigger percentage of his work and I don't care for most of Lynch's later short films (the early ones are great though). Tsukamoto has a few disappointments but they usually have something really striking about them (I've been unable to find a few of his films).

De Palma being placed so high is just my current enthusiasm after loving a few films recently.

Quay Brothers for giving you something to get lost in parts of your brain you don't visit often enough.

I'm sad to see so few voted Ken Russell because he's got these moments where everything comes together and fly beautifully.

Burton being the first director to make my brain ejaculate.

Garanina made some fucking gorgeous animations and she had a nice variety of style.
Kovasznai for his lovely layered filmed painting and a really odd romance musical.
Jankovics for the burning coloured fantasy.

Tanaka for some 60s horror films that badly need discovered outside Japan.

Nina Shorina just for the grotty Room Of Laughter.
Barta for his Pied Piper film.
Serebryakov for strange morphing grotesquerie.

Hung for some of the funnest films I've ever seen. If people love entertainment so much why aren't his films more famous?

Herz for beautiful gothic fantasies.

I don't actually love Chang Cheh but he's a game changer that probably wouldn't be voted by anyone else.

Brass for having the good sense to put a camera on Caprioglio for a whole film.

Rollin for being so indulgent and cutting the shit that other horror directors feel obliged to do. He's not amazing but I respect those things.

Forgotten Mario Bava (for his visual styling) and animator Keita Kurosaka (totally unlike most anime and beautifully textured) and maybe should have included Richard Blackburn and a few other one hit wonders.
Thought of voting for a bunch of softcore fetish stuff but who would care?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 20 January 2018 20:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't submit this due to holidays + the ILM EOY poll sucking up ballot-related will-to-live, but for posterity:

01. Jiang Wen
02. Tsai Ming-Liang
03. Akira Kurosawa
04. Yevgeni Bauer
05. Vsevolod Pudovkin
06. Stephen Chow
07. Jackie Chan
08. Alexander Dovzhenko
09. Juraj Herz
10. Buster Keaton

Abbas Kiarostami
Aleksei German
Alice Guy-Blaché
Billy Wilder
Busby Berkeley
Chen Kaige
Chuck Jones
Edward Yang
Ernst Lubitsch
F.W. Murnau
Farah Khan
Fritz Lang
Georges Méliès
Gustavo Serena
Hayao Miyazaki
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Jacques Tati
James Bidgood
John Woo
Kenji Mizoguchi
King Hu
King Vidor
Maya Deren
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Nino Oxilia
Ousmane Sembène
Raj Kapoor
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Sammo Hung
Satyajit Ray
Takashi Miike
Tsui Hark
Věra Chytilová
Walter Ruttmann
Wong Kar-Wai
Wu Nien-jen
Xie Jie
Yasujirō Ozu
Zhang Yimou

etc, Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Clem, sorry about the Argento thing. I assure that it was probably from the ballot of the person in one of the adjacent columns.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Saturday, 20 January 2018 23:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

No problem at all. Out of curiosity, you might want to check Andrea Arnold, though--she may have made the Top 101.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I could be wrong, of course, but judging by the user names on the spreadsheet I am not the only (semi-) lurker to vote in this poll...

Bresson was my #1. Rivette my #2. Went back and forth a few times between them.

Pialat was #3 - my highest-ranked director not to place. And of the ranked portion of my ballot (15 directors) he was the only one not to place.

Of the other directors I voted for, the following did not place:
Andersson, Roy
Berkeley, Busby
Browning, Tod
Dardenne, Jean-Luc & Pierre
Dumont, Bruno
Fuller, Samuel
Has, Wojciech
Klein, William
Laughton, Charles
Maysles, Albert & David, and Charlotte Zwerin
McLaren, Norman
Oliveira, Manoel de
Pakula, Alan J.

Of those, I fully expected to be the only vote for several of them, but it turns out that William Klein was the only director for whom I cast the sole vote.

Nice to see that four others voted for Laughton on the basis of that one great film.

McLaren must have been my introduction to experimental film techniques, as I first saw his films in school and on TV at a very young age, and I watched a lot of his work as a teenager/young adult as well.

I was a little surprised, but not really dismayed, to see Wiseman (my #5) place but not the Maysleses (to whom I gave an unranked vote).

Thanks to Eric H. for running the poll. Like all attempts to rank art it is ultimately meaningless, but that doesn't necessarily detract from the enjoyment of the attempt.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 21 January 2018 03:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for the rollout, Eric. I especially enjoyed slowly revealing the images to see if I would guess from the still who the director was. Oddly I seemed to have more difficulty in the top 20 than I did much of what came earlier — maybe the choice of images got more rarefied, and I"m a bozo cinephile.

I was the #1 vote for Joe Dante. I guess he's my Joe Shlabotnik. I didn't dwell on my ranking that much, but at the top I thought in terms of "whose films would I most regret never being able to see again?" And he was the sentimental childhood favorite. His films show show such an affection for movie history — they're really smart, but they aren't really trying to improve on or be more important than what they love — and yet his best films are better than most of their genre antecedents. They're really generous.

Then my #2 was Bresson who disavowed most of cinema as such. There you go.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 21 January 2018 05:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Confession time: I've never watched any films from these directors.

35. Satyajit Ray (834.5 points; 11 votes)
63. (tie) Hou Hsiao-hsien (554 points; 7 votes)
69. Frederick Wiseman (513.5 points; 6 votes; 1 first-place vote)
76. Aki Kaurismäki (480 points; 7 votes)
86. Ousmane Sembène (435.5 points; 6 votes)
96. Sergei Parajanov (385 points; 5 votes)

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 21 January 2018 16:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Satyajit Ray is good stuff! Apu trilogy is great but you can go to The Hero if you want something less in accordance to stereotypes of what dude's movies would be like.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 21 January 2018 17:01 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I'm a Parajanov virgin too, tbh.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Sunday, 21 January 2018 18:47 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I considered renting Color of Pomegranates yesterday, but opted for a couple Renoirs. This poll's given me a lot to check out.

jmm, Sunday, 21 January 2018 19:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

wiseman was my highest ranked american director.

plax (ico), Sunday, 21 January 2018 20:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

true, but I'm only mentioning it to annoy morbs

plax (ico), Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Of those, I fully expected to be the only vote for several of them, but it turns out that William Klein was the only director for whom I cast the sole vote.

Another that I actually had in my ballot but left it out in the end. Have quite a bit of time for his documentaries

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink


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