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 Post subject: Movie Directors' Top Films
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Page 2: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kenneth Anger, Michelangelo Antonioni, Michael Apted, Dario Argento, Andrea Arnold, Jack Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Hal Ashby, Olivier Assayas, Richard Attenborough, Bille August, Tex Avery, John G. Avildsen, Héctor Babenco
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Criteria: The movies were ranked according to their influence, their initial and lasting popularity, as well as their initial and lasting acclaim. Most lists rank the director's ten greatest films, while some directors with a particularly small filmography only have five films listed. Feature films, TV films, documentaries, short films, experimental films, essay films, TV miniseries and TV series that were created mainly by the director in question were all eligible.

Co-editors: Deany, PBR Streetgang, Sodacake, AgentAJD, erikk, Tiny Tim

Lists I've looked at but haven't sent to lew yet:

Alexandre Aja (1978-)
1. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
2. High Tension (2003)
3. Piranha 3D (2010)
4. Mirrors (2008)
5. Furia (1999)

Nimród Antal (1973-)
1. Kontroll (2003)
2. Predators (2010)
3. Metallica Through the Never (2013)
4. Vacancy (2007)
5. Armored (2009)

Steve Binder (19??-)
1. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)
2. Elvis [Comeback Special] (1968)
3. Hullabaloo [with Bill Davis] (1965-1966)
4. Give 'Em Hell, Harry! (1975)
5. The Barry Manilow Special (1977)
6. Diana Ross Live from Central Park (1983)
7. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
8. Diana (1981)
9. The Big Show [with Tony Charmoli] (1980)
10. Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (1996)

Tinto Brass (1933-)
1. Caligula (1979)
2. Salon Kitty (1976)
3. Trasgredire (2000)
4. The Voyeur (1994)
5. The Key (1983)
6. Chi lavora è perduto (1963)
7. Paprika (1991)
8. Così fan tutte (1992)
9. Nerosubianco (1969)
10. Dropout (1970)

Martin Brest (1951-)
1. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
2. Midnight Run (1988)
3. Scent of a Woman (1992)
4. Going in Style (1979)
5. Meet Joe Black (1998)

Nick Cassavetes (1959-)
1. The Notebook (2004)
2. My Sister's Keeper (2009)
3. She's So Lovely (1997)
4. The Other Woman (2014)
5. Unhook the Stars (1996)

Enzo G. Castellari (1938-)
1. Keoma (1976)
2. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
3. The Big Racket (1976)
4. 1900: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
5. High Crime (1973)
6. Street Law (1974)
7. Escape from the Bronx (1983)
8. The New Barbarians (1983)
9. The Heroin Busters (1977)
10. Any Gun Can Play (1967)

Stephen Chow (1962-)
1. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
2. Shaolin Soccer (2001)
3. The God of Cookery [with Lee Lik-Chi] (1996)
4. Forbidden City Cop [with Vincent Kok] (1996)
5. From Beijing with Love [with Lee Lik-Chi] (1994)

Benjamin Christensen (1879-1959)
1. Häxan (1922)
2. The Mysterious X (1914)
3. Blind Justice (1916)
4. The Devil's Circus (1926)
5. Mockery (1927)
6. Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
7. The Haunted House (1928)
8. House of Horror (1929)
9. Children of Divorce (1939)
10. The Hawk's Nest (1928)

Gerard Damiano (1928-2008)
1. Deep Throat (1972)
2. The Devil in Miss Jones (1973)
3. The Story of Joanna (1975)
4. Memories Within Miss Aggie (1974)
5. Never So Deep (1981)
6. Let My Puppets Come (1976)
7. The Satisfiers of Alpha Blue (1980)
8. Fantasy (1979)
9. Throat... 12 Years After (1984)
10. Teenie Tulip (1970)

Tage Danielsson (1928-1985)
1. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
2. The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
3. Docking the Boat (1965)
4. The Apple War (1971)
5. Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
6. The Man Who Quit Smoking (1972)
7. Out of an Old Man's Head (1968)
8. Herkules Jonssons storverk (1969)
9. Swedish Portraits (1964)
10. SOPOR (1981)

Ruggero Deodato (1939-)
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
2. The House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
3. Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977)
4. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)
5. The Barbarians (1987)
6. Cut and Run (1985)
7. Waves of Lust (1975)
8. The Atlantis Interceptors (1983)
9. Body Count (1987)
10. Phantom of Death (1988)

Fernando Di Leo (1932-2003)
1. Caliber 9 (1972)
2. The Italian Connection (1972)
3. The Boss (1973)
4. Mister Scarface (1976)
5. Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
6. Naked Violence (1969)
7. Shoot First, Die Later (1974)
8. Seduction (1973)
9. To Be Twenty (1978)
10. Slaughter Hotel (1971)

Lena Dunham (1986-)
1. Girls (2012-2015)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Delusional Downtown Divas (2009)
4. Creative Nonfiction (2009)
5. Dealing (2006)

Toshiya Fujita (1932-1997)
1. Lady Snowblood (1973)
2. Wet Sand in August (1971)
3. Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970)
4. Kaerazaru hibi (1978)
5. So Soft, So Cunning (1979)
6. Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
7. The Red Lantern (1974)
8. Stray Cat Rock: Crazy Rider '71 (1971)
9. Hikô shônen: Hinode no sakebi (1967)
10. The Miracle of Joe Petrel (1984)

Bobcat Goldthwait (1962-)
1. World's Greatest Dad (2009)
2. God Bless America (2011)
3. Shakes the Clown (1991)
4. Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006)
5. Windy City Heat (2003)

Stuart Gordon (1947-)
1. Re-Animator (1985)
2. From Beyond (1986)
3. Dolls (1987)
4. Stuck (2007)
5. Dagon (2001)
6. Robot Jox (1990)
7. Fortress (1992)
8. Castle Freak (1995)
9. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)
10. King of the Ants (2003)

Catherine Hardwicke (1955-)
1. Twilight (2008)
2. Thirteen (2003)
3. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
4. The Nativity Story (2006)
5. Red Riding Hood (2011)

Oliver Hirschbiegel (1957-)
1. Downfall (2004)
2. The Experiment (2001)
3. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
4. The Invasion (2007)
5. Das Urteil (1997)

Tom Hooper (1972-)
1. The King's Speech (2010)
2. John Adams (2008)
3. Les Misérables (2012)
4. Elizabeth I (2005)
5. The Damned United (2009)

Shunya Itô (1937-)
1. Female Convict 701: Scorpion (1972)
2. Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)
3. Female Convict Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)
4. To Trap a Kidnapper (1982)
5. Gray Sunset (1985)
6. Labyrinth of Flower Garden (1988)
7. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus [with Takeshi Shirato & Nobuo Tomizawa] (1995)
8. Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998)
9. Hakujasho (1983)
10. The Glass Cape (1989)

Steve James (1953-)
1. Hoop Dreams (1994)
2. The Interrupters (2011)
3. Stevie (2002)
4. At the Death House Door [with Peter Gilbert] (2008)
5. Head Games (2012)
6. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
7. Prefontaine (1997)
8. Reel Paradise (2005)
9. Joe and Max (2002)
10. Passing Glory (1999)

Anders Thomas Jensen (1972-)
1. Adam's Apples (2005)
2. Flickering Lights (2000)
3. The Green Butchers (2003)
4. Election Night (1998)
5. Ernst & lyset [with Tomas Villum Jensen] (1996)

Rian Johnson (1973-)
1. Looper (2012)
2. Brick (2005)
3. Ozymandias [Breaking Bad episode] (2013)
4. Fifty-One [Breaking Bad episode] (2012)
5. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Matti Kassila (1924-)
1. Inspector Palmu's Error (1960)
2. Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)
3. The Harvest Month (1956)
4. The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)
5. Radio tekee murron (1951)
6. Blue Week (1954)
7. The Scarlet Dove (1961)
8. Red Line (1959)
9. The Glory and Misery of Human Life (1988)
10. Isän vanha ja uusi (1955)

Lloyd Kaufman (1945-)
1. The Toxic Avenger [with Michael Herz] (1984)
2. Class of Nuke 'Em High [with Richard W. Haines] (1986)
3. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
4. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
5. Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000)
6. Terror Firmer (1999)
7. The Toxic Avenger Part II [with Michael Herz] (1989)
8. Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. [with Michael Herz] (1990)
9. The First Turn-On! [with Michael Herz] (1983)
10. Squeeze Play! (1979)

Marlen Khutsiev (1925-)
1. I Am Twenty (1965)
2. Spring on Zarechnaya Street [with Feliks Mironer] (1956)
3. July Rain (1966)
4. The Two Fedors (1959)
5. It Was in May (1970)

Kim Jee-Woon (1964-)
1. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
2. A Bittersweet Life (2005)
3. I Saw the Devil (2010)
4. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
5. The Quiet Family (1998)

Elem Klimov (1933-2003)
1. Come and See (1985)
2. Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964)
3. Agony (1975)
4. Farewell (1983)
5. Adventures of a Dentist (1965)

Ringo Lam (1955-)
1. City on Fire (1987)
2. Full Contact (1992)
3. Prison on Fire (1987)
4. Full Alert (1997)
5. Prison on Fire II (1991)
6. Twin Dragons [with Tsui Hark] (1992)
7. Burning Paradise (1994)
8. Maximum Risk (1996)
9. Victim (1999)
10. School on Fire (1988)

Mimi Leder (1952-)
1. Deep Impact (1998)
2. Pay It Forward (2000)
3. The Peacemaker (1997)
4. Thick as Thieves (2009)
5. A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)

Umberto Lenzi (1931-)
1. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
2. Almost Human (1974)
3. Man from Deep River (1972)
4. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
5. Rome Armed to the Teeth (1976)
6. Eaten Alive! (1980)
7. Orgasmo (1969)
8. Nightmare City (1980)
9. Violent Naples (1976)
10. Eyeball (1975)

William Lustig (1955-)
1. Maniac (1980)
2. Maniac Cop (1988)
3. Vigilante (1983)
4. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
5. Relentless (1989)
6. Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence (1993)
7. Uncle Sam (1996)
8. Hit List (1989)
9. The Violation of Claudia (1977)
10. Hot Honey (1978)

Juliusz Machulski (1955-)
1. Sexmission (1984)
2. Kiler (1997)
3. Vabank (1981)
4. Point of No Return (1984)
5. Kingsajz (1988)
6. Vinci (2004)
7. Déjà vu (1989)
8. Kiler-ów 2-óch (1999)
9. Money Is Not Everything (2001)
10. Kolysanka (2010)

Sergio Martino (1938-)
1. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
2. Torso (1973)
3. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
4. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
5. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
6. The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978)
7. Mannaja (1977)
8. The Violent Professionals (1973)
9. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)
10. L'allenatore nel pallone (1984)

Lucky McKee (1975-)
1. May (2002)
2. The Woman (2011)
3. Red (2008)
4. The Woods (2006)
5. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (2006)

José Padilha (1967-)
1. Elite Squad (2007)
2. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
3. Bus 174 [with Felipe Lacerda] (2002)
4. RoboCop (2014)
5. Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

Tarsem Singh (1961-)
1. The Fall (2006)
2. Losing My Religion (1991)
3. The Cell (2000)
4. Immortals (2011)
5. Mirror Mirror (2012)

Chris Smith (1970-)
1. American Movie (1999)
2. Collapse (2009)
3. The Pool (2007)
4. Home Movie (2001)
5. The Yes Men [with Dan Ollman & Sarah Price] (2003)

Michele Soavi (1957-)
1. Cemetery Man (1994)
2. Stage Fright (1987)
3. The Church (1989)
4. The Goodbye Kiss (2006)
5. The Devil's Daughter (1991)

Julie Taymor (1952-)
1. Frida (2002)
2. Across the Universe (2007)
3. Titus (1999)
4. The Tempest (2010)
5. Fool's Fire (1992)

Betty Thomas (1948-)
1. Private Parts (1997)
2. Dr. Dolittle (1998)
3. The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
4. 28 Days (2000)
5. John Tucker Must Die (2006)

James Wan (1977-)
1. Saw (2004)
2. The Conjuring (2013)
3. Insidious (2010)
4. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
5. Death Sentence (2007)

Boaz Yakin (1966-)
1. Remember the Titans (2000)
2. Fresh (1994)
3. Safe (2012)
4. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
5. Uptown Girls (2003)

Wilson Yip (1963-)
1. Ip Man (2008)
2. Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2010)
3. Kill Zone – S.P.L. (2005)
4. Flash Point (2007)
5. Juliet in Love (2000)
6. Bio Zombie (1998)
7. 2002 (2001)
8. Bullets over Summer (1999)
9. Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)
10. A Chinese Ghost Story (2011)

Rob Zombie (1965-)
1. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
2. Halloween (2007)
3. Halloween II (2009)
4. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
5. The Lords of Salem (2012)

To be updated:

Mario Bava
Wes Craven
Richard Donner
Donner / Lester credits for each other's "Superman II" version
Kevin Smith

Georgiy Daneliya (1930-)
1. Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963)
2. Mimino (1977)
3. Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
4. Afonya (1975)
5. Autumn Marathon (1979)
6. Don't Grieve! (1969)
7. Seryozha [with Igor Talankin] (1960)
8. Tears Were Falling (1982)
9. Thirty Three (1965)
10. The Passport (1990)

RIP:

Directors with proposed lists that I haven't looked into yet:

David Ayer
Louis C.K.
Amando de Ossorio
Lynn Shelton

Postponed:

Noribumi Suzuki


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 Post subject: Re: Top 5 Movies by the Greatest Directors
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:00 pm 
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So, to start things off:

Alfred Hitchcock
1. Psycho
2. Vertigo
3. Rear Window
4. North by Northwest
5. The Birds

Runners-up: Notorious; Strangers on a Train

Charles Chaplin
1. City Lights
2. Modern Times
3. The Gold Rush
4. The Great Dictator
5. The Kid

Runners-up: Monsieur Verdoux; Limelight

John Ford
1. The Searchers
2. Stagecoach
3. The Grapes of Wrath
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
5. My Darling Clementine

Runners-up: The Quiet Man; How Green Was My Valley

Akira Kurosawa
1. Seven Samurai
2. Rashômon
3. Ikiru
4. Ran
5. Throne of Blood

Runners-up: Yojimbo; High and Low

Jean Renoir
1. The Rules of the Game
2. Grand Illusion
3. Partie de campagne
4. La bête humaine
5. Boudu Saved from Drowning

Runners-up: La chienne; The River

Fritz Lang
1. Metropolis
2. M
3. The Big Heat
4. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
5. Scarlet Street

Runners-up: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse; The Woman in the Window

Martin Scorsese
1. Taxi Driver
2. Raging Bull
3. GoodFellas
4. Mean Streets
5. The King of Comedy

Runners-up: Casino; The Departed

Luis Buñuel
1. Viridiana
2. Un chien andalou
3. Los olvidados
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
5. Belle de jour

Runners-up: L'âge d'or; The Exterminating Angel

Federico Fellini
1. 8½
2. La dolce vita
3. La strada
4. Amarcord
5. Nights of Cabiria

Runners-up: I vitelloni; Fellini Satyricon

Jean-Luc Godard
1. Breathless
2. Contempt
3. Pierrot le fou
4. Vivre sa vie
5. Week-End

Runners-up: 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her; Histoire(s) du cinéma


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Good thread, paul.

I'd put "Raging Bull" > "Taxi Driver".


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Bruno wrote:
Good thread, paul.

Thanks!

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I'd put "Raging Bull" > "Taxi Driver".

Could you elaborate on that, maybe do a criteria breakdown? I see acclaim as very close. In the recent TSPDT TD overtook RB for the first time I think, but films101, a source much closer to the American mainstream, ranks RB higher. Lasting popularity probably goes to TD, judging from the number of IMDb and RYM ratings. Not sure about influence.


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Bruno wrote:
I'd put "Raging Bull" > "Taxi Driver".

Could you elaborate on that, maybe do a criteria breakdown? I see acclaim as very close. In the recent TSPDT TD overtook RB for the first time I think, but films101, a source much closer to the American mainstream, ranks RB higher. Lasting popularity probably goes to TD, judging from the number of IMDb and RYM ratings. Not sure about influence.

I saw TSPDT's change, but it's very close. I think both movies are huge acclaimed, but the fact that Raging Bull is considered the greatest movie of the 80s can make a difference here. Taxi Driver, usually appears in the top five/ten of the 70s. And I think when people talk about Scorsese, Bull is best remembered than Taxi.

But making it clear, I don't think absurd if you put Taxi ahead.


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Bruno wrote:
I saw TSPDT's change, but it's very close. I think both movies are huge acclaimed, but the fact that Raging Bull is considered the greatest movie of the 80s can make a difference here. Taxi Driver, usually appears in the top five/ten of the 70s.

I agree with this.

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And I think when people talk about Scorsese, Bull is best remembered than Taxi.

I disagree with this.

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But making it clear, I don't think absurd if you put Taxi ahead.

Either would be reasonable at #1. I'd like to hear other people's opinion on this issue first though.


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Either would be reasonable at #1. I'd like to hear other people's opinion on this issue first though.

Agreed.

What about Spielberg and Kubrick?


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Definitely should be among the next bunch but I'd like to hear more thoughts on the above lists first, instead of merely flooding the thread with new ones and turning it into an uncontrollable, stream-of-consciousness-like moloch right away.


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I think Ford-Fellini-Hitchcock-Chaplin are pretty good and solid.


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Christopher Nolan
1. The Prestige
2. Memento
3. The Dark Knight
4. Inception
5. Batman Begins

Danny Boyle
1. Trainspotting
2. Shallow Grave
3. 28 Days Later
4. Slumdog Millionaire
5. 127 Hours

I know you said you didn't want this thread getting flooded, but I don't really have much of value to contribute on the lists that are being discussed right now so I just thought I'd throw these two together if only to give two modern "greats" a mention.


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objective.. eww


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-Hitch looks great, although I think Rope deserves Top 5. It may not be his most famous work, but all the cinephiles drool over this one (am I right?)

- List for Chaplin looks great! No further suggestions

- Ford is also good but I would definitely put How Green Was My Valley instead of The Grapes of Wrath. Should be no question.

- Kurosawa is fine by me, but surely both Yojimbo and High and Low are better and grerater than Throne of Blood? I liked ToB and all, but its main claim to fame is that it was the basis for Star Wars. I don't remember it being anything brilliant

- Jean Renoir's list is fine by me. I'd prefer to see La Chienne up there instead of Boudu, but I guess the list is fine right now. All the Renoir fans must also watch Toni because it is brilliant!

- Fucking hell I am glad to see you put the first Dr. Mabuse film in here. This film is totally brilliant and needs to be Top 5. I love the early sound sequel even more and atm it is my favourite Lang film, but I like it more that you included The Gambler. tbh I think we should have Fury on here instead of Scarlet Street. I haven't yet seen SS, but if we add Fury on here than we have films from his silent period, his early sound period, his early Hollywood period (this would be Fury, a masterpiece) and his film noir period.

- List for Marty should remain unaltered. It is great as it is.

- Bunuel seems fine. I haven't yet seen The Discreet Charm, but I have no objections

- Fellini and Godard I have not seen enough to judge.


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objective.. eww

Good God, listmakers invading forum parts this side of the general music discussion. Wanta's worst nightmare becoming reality.


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...but thankfully at least PBR helps me out.

PBR Streetgang wrote:
-Hitch looks great, although I think Rope deserves Top 5. It may not be his most famous work, but all the cinephiles drool over this one (am I right?)

I remember Dreww calling it his favourite Hitch but other than that I'm not so sure. It hasn't even been in the TSPDT top 100 since 2008. I would have put it at #8.

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- Ford is also good but I would definitely put How Green Was My Valley instead of The Grapes of Wrath. Should be no question.

Interesting. I could definitely see HGWMV in there but not instead of TGoW, which I even considered for the 2nd spot. Actually, I have yet to see a source that ranks HGWMV ahead of TGoW. Could you maybe expand on why you think that?

PBR Streetgang wrote:
- Kurosawa is fine by me, but surely both Yojimbo and High and Low are better and grerater than Throne of Blood? I liked ToB and all, but its main claim to fame is that it was the basis for Star Wars. I don't remember it being anything brilliant

Looks like you mean "The Hidden Fortress", not ToB, which is a Shakespeare adaptation. I would be absolutely fine with Yojimbo > ToB though, and will probably make that change.

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- Jean Renoir's list is fine by me. I'd prefer to see La Chienne up there instead of Boudu, but I guess the list is fine right now. All the Renoir fans must also watch Toni because it is brilliant!

I'm fine with La chienne > Boudu and will make that change if it makes you happy.

PBR Streetgang wrote:
- Fucking hell I am glad to see you put the first Dr. Mabuse film in here. This film is totally brilliant and needs to be Top 5. I love the early sound sequel even more and atm it is my favourite Lang film, but I like it more that you included The Gambler. tbh I think we should have Fury on here instead of Scarlet Street. I haven't yet seen SS, but if we add Fury on here than we have films from his silent period, his early sound period, his early Hollywood period (this would be Fury, a masterpiece) and his film noir period.

It's also his first American movie, if I'm not mistaken, which would give it some extra-significance within his filmography. I could see "Fury" at #5.

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- List for Marty should remain unaltered. It is great as it is.

- Bunuel seems fine. I haven't yet seen The Discreet Charm, but I have no objections

- Fellini and Godard I have not seen enough to judge.

Actually, while I've seen movies from each of these lists, Hitch is the only one where I've seen all of them. As I said (and as wanta also also stressed) the lists are supposed to be objective, which doesn't make it necessary to have watched all the movies prior to ranking them. I agree that it is helpful though and I greatly appreciate your input (as well as Bruno's and Soda's).

On another note, maybe it would be a good idea to have top 10 lists instead of just five for a few directors who have more than just a handful of significant films.


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