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Posted on Sep 5, 2012 7:53:45 AM PDT
After PoM

George A. Romero - 5
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 6
Steven Spielberg - 4
Francis Ford Coppola - 6
Guy Maddin -6

Adding and +1 to Guy Maddin
-1 Spielberg

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012 11:49:00 AM PDT
After William,

George A. Romero - 6
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 6
Steven Spielberg - 3
Francis Ford Coppola - 6
Guy Maddin -6

+Georgie boy... be it dawn or day or night, zombies rule any time of day.
-Stevie... Shia LaBeouf in an Indy movie... ???

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 12:00:32 PM PDT
C. J. Vasta says:
After William,

George A. Romero - 5
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 7
Steven Spielberg - 3
Francis Ford Coppola - 6
Guy Maddin -6

-Zombie, Zombie, Zombie
+ North to Alaska, Go North, the Rush is on

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 5, 2012 2:06:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 5, 2012 2:07:09 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
On the director/actor collaboration game, I suggested Hathaway and Cooper as one of the great ones, and here I forgot to mention last night two of my favorites: 'Lives of a Bengal Lancer' and 'Garden of Evil'.

We've got a good eclectic group here now. Only thing we're lacking really is foreign language... then again, Guy Maddin nearly qualifies for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 12:49:12 AM PDT
J. Baker says:
After C. J. dons his sourdough goldrushin' outfit,

George A. Romero - 5
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Steven Spielberg - 3
Francis Ford Coppola - 5
Guy Maddin -6

+ Hath we a better choice at the moment? Nay, which is why I had to add one of Henry's caliber.
- Francis Ford Crappola since he broke out of the 1970s.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 4:58:28 AM PDT
Oz le Fou says:
After Hath camera, will shoot,

George A. Romero - 6
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Steven Spielberg - 2
Francis Ford Coppola - 5
Guy Maddin -6

Plus - The Zombie King
Minus - King of the Kids

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 7:13:26 AM PDT
After Sloan

George A. Romero - 6
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Steven Spielberg - 1
Francis Ford Coppola - 5
Guy Maddin -7

-1 Spielberg
+1 Maddin

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:35:34 PM PDT
After William,

George A. Romero - 7
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Steven Spielberg - 0 [NEXT PLAYER PLEASE ADD]
Francis Ford Coppola - 5
Guy Maddin -7

+Romero... was privileged enough to meet him once. The King of Zombies was a lovely chap.
-Spielberg... if we ever met, I would hug him for INDY and sucker punch him for A.I.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:36:58 PM PDT
___ Movie director's pantheon ___

Agnieszka Holland
Spike Jonze
Mike Leigh
Otto Preminger
Martin Scorsese

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

______ Movie director's basement! ______

Richard Brooks
David Mamet
Robert Rodriguez
Steven Spielberg-------------------------
Oliver Stone

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 3:24:06 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Some non-zombie movies George A. Romero has made:

'Bruiser'
'The Crazies'
'Creepshow'
'The Dark Half'
'Hungry Wives'
'Knightriders'
'Martin'
'Monkey Shines'
'There's Always Vanilla' (according to Romero, this is his worst movie; which did have one good thing in it: his future wife!)

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 8:43:37 PM PDT
After Ms. EmJ:

George A. Romero - 7
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 6
Francis Ford Coppola - 4
Guy Maddin - 7

+ Love for Beauty and the Beast. And now I want to see Orpheus.
- Seriously, Francis? Jack?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 1:02:34 AM PDT
J. Baker says:
After my Cocteau twin!

George A. Romero - 7
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 7
Francis Ford Coppola - 3
Guy Maddin - 7

Jean Cocteau + (mainly for 'La Belle', and also 'Les Parents terribles', 'L'Aigle deux ttes', 'Orphe', 'Le Testament d'Orphe', 'Le Sang d'un pote', and 'Les Enfants terribles')
F. F. Coppola - (because of the simple fact that I dislike all his movies made after the '70s, especially the terrible 'Garden of Stone', 'Dracula', 'Cotton Club', 'Tetro', and of course 'Jack')

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 1:06:30 AM PDT
Oz le Fou says:
After suckin' Cocteau,

George A. Romero - 8
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 7
Francis Ford Coppola - 2
Guy Maddin - 7

Plus - The MORE Than Zombie King
Minus - JB is right. My least favorite has to be 'Dracula'. Retinal scrub, STAT!

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 1:07:09 AM PDT
Oz le Fou says:
Just in case ammy erases...list as it stands...

George A. Romero - 8
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 7
Francis Ford Coppola - 2
Guy Maddin - 7

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 6:16:41 AM PDT
After Sloany:

George A. Romero - 8
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 8
Francis Ford Coppola - 1
Guy Maddin - 7

+ My beast! Give me my beast!
- Jack?????

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 7:23:08 AM PDT
After PoM

George A. Romero - 7
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 8
Francis Ford Coppola - 2
Guy Maddin - 7

-1 Romero
+1 Coppola

Romero ahead of Coppola?????? Where is your collective sense of balance? Consider The Godfather vs. Night of the Living Dead, and repent, and be healed.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 8:16:25 AM PDT
After William defending the Family,

George A. Romero - 7
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 8
Francis Ford Coppola - 3
Guy Maddin - 7

Plus Francis Ford Coppola

Trivia: George Lucas said that he based the "Han Solo" character from the Star Wars trilogy on Coppola.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 2:18:37 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Will: "Consider The Godfather vs. Night of the Living Dead."<

Yes, I've considered it. 'The Night of the Living Dead' is a better movie in my opinion. Not only better in its genre, better in all ways except in acting and production design.
And Coppola has never made a movie I've enjoyed as much as 'Dawn of the Dead'.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 2:28:20 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Emma, you see a lot of documentaries. Have you never seen Errol Morris's stuff? He did 'The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara', 'The Thin Blue Line', 'Fast, Cheap & Out of Control', 'Gates of Heaven', 'A Brief History of Time', etc.

That wasn't a recommendation really, I'm only curious.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 2:53:44 PM PDT
Unfortunately not yet. When his name popped up here, I remembered that I wanted to see "Tabloid". Currently it's waiting at the bottom of my Netflix queue. If you were to recommend one of his documentaries, which one would it be?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 3:21:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2012 3:23:20 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Oh, I don't know. 'The Fog of War' was his most acclaimed of the recent ones. 'The Thin Blue Line' is maybe the most interesting. 'Gates of Heaven' is the most purely enjoyable from my view. I think 'Gates of Heaven' is on Ebert's list of "Great" movies.

I've always been underwhelmed by Morris's films, although I respect him. I couldn't recommend him.
Barbara Kopple is much better. I'd recommend anything by her except 'Havoc'. 'Havoc' is her one fiction feature, and it was not good.
Her portrait-like documentaries might be a good place to start: 'Wild Man Blues' (Woody Allen's European jazz vacation) and 'Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson'.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 6:02:47 PM PDT
Such a shame. Well I'm still interested in watching "Tabloid". I'll be sure to let you know my thoughts on that one. Seems lately I've been hitting a bad patch of documentaries. Last night I watched "Beer Wars" (in celebration of the Great American Beer Festival next month). Horrible! Anat Baron has absolutely no qualifications to 1) direct a documentary and 2) discuss beer. Yes... she worked at Mikes Hard Lemonade for three years... but no respecting Beer Snob would count that as valid credentials.

Barbara Kopple directed American Dream, right? It's been a loooong time, but I recall that being a fantastic film. I'll keep an eye out for the others. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 6:32:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2012 6:33:38 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
Yeah, 'American Dream' is one of hers that won an Oscar. The other is 'Harlan County, U.S.A.', which makes a good double bill with 'Coal Miner's Daughter'.

Better luck on the documentaries!

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 10:07:39 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
after EmJ

George A. Romero - 8
Errol Morris - 3
Henry Hathaway - 8
Jean Cocteau - 8
Francis Ford Coppola - 3
Guy Maddin - 6

Dead+
Virgin's-

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 10:28:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 7, 2012 10:31:29 PM PDT
J. Baker says:
That reminds me of the fact Guy Maddin had directed 'Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary'. When I went to see that I wasn't aware it was one of his until the end, and I half blocked it out in memory that he made the pile o junk. That's another stronger contender for Worst Vampire Movie, Arty Division.

More often than not I'm impressed with Maddin's work. That film alone may lead me to start downvoting him soon.
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