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View Poll Results: Best movies director
Ridley Scott 1 7.14%
Ingmar Bergman 4 28.57%
William Wyler 0 0%
Frank Capra 0 0%
Steven Spielberg 1 7.14%
others... 8 57.14%
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Old January 6th, 2017, 02:30 PM   #11

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Paul Verhoeven. Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct, Robocop and Total Recall are all great films, and you only have to watch the reboots/sequels to these films to see how badly they could have turned out
Well, Total Recall massacres the novel at a level difficult to imagine.

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Old January 6th, 2017, 02:50 PM   #12

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…Movie means Hollywood.. Hollywood means USA...and USA is the new "ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE"...
OK, I calmed down (a bit).

No, movie doesn't mean exclusively Hollywood. And Hollywood (if we talk films) doesn't mean USA.

You forget way too many movie giants that came to Hollywood from all over the world.

Funny, I'm just watching a talk show on Hollywood. Now, as I write, they talked a bit about Charlie Chaplin. Amongst others.

Honestly, it's nothing else than a commercial monopoly, imposed by an incredible efficient machine. It's not necessarily a crime, but it has the downside of making us think that there's more or less nothing exept the Hollywood movies,.actors, directors.

And it isn't true.

So I didn't voted, because "others" isn't enough: it should have been "Many others"
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:38 PM   #13
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Some great ones were already mentioned (Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa), but I think it's worth giving James Cameron some credit for doing the seemingly impossible - creating two sequels that were arguably better than the originals (Terminator 2, Aliens).
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Old January 6th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #15

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Each builds on the skills of his predecessor, modern directors have technology not available in the past-and of course, the examples of what went before.
As Wenge says, look to someone who wrote ( or rather drew) a film in his head before a single frame rolled and spanned the period of single camera silent film to colour wide-screen, stereo sound--Alfred Hitchcock.
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Alfred Hitchcock.
his movies are too primitive in message.
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Old January 14th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #17
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Well I had to opt for the others button since you neglected to offer as choices any of my personal favorites......The Coen Brothers.......Ron Howard....Martin Scorsese....Brian DePalma...Oliver Stone...And of course Frank Darabont, who directed my favorite movie ever...Shawshank.
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his movies are too primitive in message.
Hitchcock was the master of suspense. He could put a bomb under a table, show you the bomb, tell you the bomb is going to explode and still make you jump out of your seat when it went off.

That is truly a master.
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Old January 15th, 2017, 02:05 AM   #19
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for kids maybe.
Depends how you watch/interpret them. I like films that can be watched on more than one level. Starship Troopers can be seen as a mindless sc-fi blast or a damning indicment on what a fascist future may look like. Apparently Verhoeven adapted an advert for the mobile infantry shot-for-shot from a scene in 'Triumph of the Will'.

Similarly , Robocop can be watched as a brilliant sci-fi action movie, but it's also a window into a future where corporations become more powerful than governments, and how dangerous that can be. Other themes include the struggle of identity when the human mind fights back against conditioning that supposedly wipes it clear.

Like I said , I like watching movies that can be watched on more than one level, but they are incredibly dificult to make. Both Robocop and Starship had sequels that tried to do the same , but failed miserably (although Robocop 2 is a pretty good sci-fi horror movie).

I also admire Verhoeven as in one movie which involved a nude scene, he agreed to direct it also in the nude - which I think many directors would be unwilling to do.
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