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Favorite Director Tournament - closed - The Coens win!

#1 Post by knarf » 26 Feb 2004, 09:56

With 144, I'm going with picking your favorite of 3 directors in the first 2 rounds (144>48>16), then head-to-head for the last 16. In the event of a tie, the director that was the first to reach that number of votes wins, so vote early.

The FilmWise Favorite Director(s)
The Coens


Eliminated in Round 6
Alfred Hitchcock


Eliminated in Round 5
Terry Gilliam
Martin Scorsese


Eliminated in Round 4
Frank Capra
Francis Ford Coppola
John Hughes
David Lynch


Eliminated in Round 3
James Cameron
David Fincher
Milos Forman
Ron Howard
Peter Jackson
M. Night Shyamalan
Steven Speilberg
Peter Weir


Eliminated in Round 2
Woody Allen
John G. Avildsen
Michael Bay
Danny Boyle
Kenneth Branagh
Mel Brooks
Tim Burton
John Carpenter
Cameron Crowe
Ted Demme
Clint Eastwood
Blake Edwards
Christopher Guest
Spike Jonze
Stanley Kubrick
Akira Kurosawa
John Landis
Spike Lee
Sergio Leone
George Lucas
Sam Mendes
Roman Polanski
Rob Reiner
Guy Ritchie
George Romero
Ridley Scott
Kevin Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Quentin Tarantino
Gore Verbinski
Robert Zemeckis
Edward Zwick


Eliminated in Round 1
Pedro Almodovar
Robert Altman
PT Anderson
Wes Anderson
Darren Arronofski
Bruce Beresford
Ingmar Bergman
Luc Besson
Kathryn Bigalow
John Boorman
Albert Brooks
Luis Buñuel
Jane Campion
Sofia Coppola
Wes Craven
David Cronenberg
Michael Curtiz
Stephen Daldry
Joe Dante
Frank Darabont
Jan de Bont
Jonathon Demme
Brian De Palma
Danny DeVito
Roger Donaldson
Troy Duffy
Roland Emmerich
Peter & Bobby Farrelly
Federico Fellini
John Ford
Jodie Foster
Antoine Fuqua
Mel Gibson
Peter Greenaway
Lasse Hallstrom
Curtis Hanson
Renny Harlin
Hal Hartley
Jim Henson
George Roy Hill
Tobe Hooper
John Huston
Alejandro González Iñárritu
James Ivory
Jeunet (and or without Caro)
Norman Jewison
Terry Jones
Lawrence Kasdan
Elia Kazan
Buster Keaton
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Takeshi Kitano
Stanley Kramer
John Lasseter
Ray Lawrence
David Lean
Ang Lee
Mike Leigh
Doug Liman
Baz Luhrmann
David Mamet
Michael Mann
Garry Marshall
Penny Marshall
John McTiernan
George Miller
Mike Nichols
Christopher Nolan
Frank Oz
Alan Parker
Sam Raimi
Harold Ramis
Carol Reed
Ivan Reitman
Robert Rodriguez
John Sayles
John Schlesinger
Paul Schrader
Joel Schumacher
Bryan Singer
Todd Solondz
Stephen Sommers
Sylvester Stallone
Oliver Stone
Andrei Tarkovsky
Francois Truffaut
Gus Van Sant
Lars von Trier
The Wachowski Brothers
Orson Welles
Wim Wenders
Billy Wilder
Michael Winterbottom
Robert Wise
John Woo
William Wyler
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#2 Post by McT » 26 Feb 2004, 10:00

Steven Speilberg
George Lucas
David Fincher
Darren Arronofski
Jonathon Demme
Ivan Reitman
Harold Ramis
Peter Jackson
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#3 Post by sully » 26 Feb 2004, 10:09

Sofia Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
John Woo
Baz Luhrmann
Bryan Singer
Antoine Fuqua
John McTiernan
Danny Boyle
Michael Mann
Martin Scorsese
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#4 Post by spivey » 26 Feb 2004, 10:29

The Wachowski Brothers
Billy Wilder
Clint Eastwood
Michael Curtiz
Orson Welles
Milos Forman
Frank Capra
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#5 Post by Nunis » 26 Feb 2004, 10:38

David Lean
David Lynch
PT Anderson

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#6 Post by fivestyle » 26 Feb 2004, 10:44

Tim Burton
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#7 Post by F.N.G. » 26 Feb 2004, 11:23

Jeunet (and or without Caro)
Luc Besson
Robert Rodriguez
Doug Liman

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#8 Post by Dappucino » 26 Feb 2004, 11:31

Lasse Hallstrom
Mel Gibson
Robert Altman
George Roy Hill
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#9 Post by kinggrl » 26 Feb 2004, 11:32

Danny DeVito

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#10 Post by spivey » 26 Feb 2004, 11:38

Pedro Almodovar
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#11 Post by Sugarpuss O'Shea » 26 Feb 2004, 12:07

Ang Lee
Christopher Guest
Cameron Crowe
Rob Reiner
Mike Nichols
Albert Brooks
John Ford
John Huston
James Ivory
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#12 Post by knarf » 26 Feb 2004, 12:20

Updated list in first post
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#13 Post by Odd Todd » 26 Feb 2004, 12:26

James Cameron?

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#14 Post by lttletimmy » 26 Feb 2004, 13:00

takeshi kitano
M. Night Shyamalan
Robert Zemeckis

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#15 Post by Dappucino » 26 Feb 2004, 17:36

William Wyler
Blake Edwards

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Best director

#16 Post by beert » 26 Feb 2004, 21:45

Akira Kurosawa

(I'm curious that no-one has nominated him already, actually - I wonder why that is?).

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continuing the european theme

#17 Post by beert » 26 Feb 2004, 21:48

Ingmar Bergman (another surprising oversight!)
Andrei Tarkovsky
Krzysztof Kieslowski

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and not forgetting the aussies of course

#18 Post by beert » 26 Feb 2004, 21:54

Ray Lawrence (would be very close to my personal pick for best)
Peter Weir
Bruce Beresford
Jane Campion (ok, so she's a kiwi - we take the creditfor them too).

Lars von Trier (a controversial nomination, no doubt).

Also, Takeshi Kitano was mentioned but didn't seem to make the summarised list.

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#19 Post by knarf » 26 Feb 2004, 22:15

Updated again. Moved my original ones here.

Mel Brooks
John Carpenter
The Coens
Terry Gilliam
Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Kubrick
Sam Raimi
Ridley Scott
Kevin Smith
Steven Soderbergh
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
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#20 Post by » 26 Feb 2004, 22:38

So are you going to try to get up to 128 names or will you just try to whittle 11 away from here?
The :) means it's all ok.

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#21 Post by knarf » 26 Feb 2004, 22:45

Well, I just came up with 19 more browsing through my DVDs, so I'll shoot for 128. I'll add these up top in the next update (I wouldn't nominate some of these for a BEST Director Tournament, but since its Favorite they could be fun).

Kenneth Branagh
Wes Craven
David Cronenberg
Joe Dante
Brian De Palma
Milos Forman
Spike Jonze
Curtis Hanson
Tobe Hooper
Ron Howard
John Hughes
Terry Jones
Lawrence Kasdan
Stanley Kramer
John Landis
George Miller
Frank Oz
Roman Polanski
George Romero
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#22 Post by beert » 26 Feb 2004, 22:47

I can contribute some other names if you're looking for 128...

Peter Greenaway
Hal Hartley
Spike Jonze
Christopher Nolan
John Schlesinger
Wim Wenders
Michael Winterbottom

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#23 Post by beert » 26 Feb 2004, 22:51

and also:

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#24 Post by Philip » 27 Feb 2004, 00:32

I'd like to submit:

Luis Buñuel
Sergio Leone
Wes Anderson
Carol Reed
John Boorman
Federico Fellini
John Sayles
Robert Wise
Mike Leigh
Norman Jewison
David Cronenberg
Buster Keaton

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#25 Post by Philip » 27 Feb 2004, 00:33

Gus Van Sant too.

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