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Posted on Nov 4, 2012, 4:00:51 PM PST
JB: Now, now, let's be accurate. On the subject of Welles, I will certainly plead guilty to a very high opinion of several of his films--but not all. Same with Scorsese--and as for Kubrick, I reserve the highest praise for only perhaps two or three.

I would put neither Visconti nor Antonioni on the same level as Bergman, for that matter. And just where do you cut Fellini's career?

As for Goddard: I thoroughly loathed Alphaville the first time I saw it. The second time I saw it, I found it an amusing conceit as a combination of bad noir mixed with bad science fiction. But hardly sublime.

If I have a pretty much unreserved admiration for anyone these days, it's probably Ruiz, and close to that for Resnais. Lots of individual films by others, of course.

So perhaps we can agree on the relatively narrow ground of Bergman and Resnais?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012, 11:30:03 PM PST
>"And just where do you cut Fellini's career?"<

Everything after '8-1/2', from 'Juliet of the Spirits' and on, is comparatively mediocre to what Fellini was doing at his best. Even 'La Dolce Vita' and '8-1/2' are not nearly as good to me as Fellini's more grounded-in-neorealism films of the '50s.

'I Vitelloni' was Kubrick's favorite movie up until the 1970s, I've read. And I know it's a favorite among other distinguished directors.

There are some Bergman's I dislike. Some Antonioni's and Visconti's too, for that matter.

Here are some directors I propose we could agree on liking the majority of the films of: Resnais, Lubitsch, Bunuel, Hitchcock........dare I say the Coen brothers?

Posted on Nov 5, 2012, 12:01:45 AM PST
C. J. Vasta says:
AfterWAS

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 4
Kevin Costner - 2
David Lynch - 5
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

Dances with Wolves -1
The man WHo SHot Liberty Valance +1

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 12:02:42 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012, 12:04:47 AM PST
After Mr. Incredulous...nope, Vasta sticking up for sanity in this case,

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 5
Kevin Costner - 2
David Lynch - 4
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

....and what I cannot believe is that + John Ford was sinking below - David Lynch!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 12:50:13 AM PST
apokálypsoz says:
After Mr. Flabbergasted,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Kevin Costner - 2
David Lynch - 3
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

Plus Hal and Ashby
Minus Lynch Highway

Do I admit to liking 33.33333...percent of Costner's directorial work? Yeah, why not. 'Open Range', baby!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 5:56:46 AM PST
JB: We could certainly agree on those 5. I have been quite clear about my liking for the Coen brothers consistently over time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 5:58:25 AM PST
After Sloan

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Kevin Costner - 1
David Lynch - 4
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

-1 Costner (really, come now)
+ 1 Lynch (would I rather watch most Lynch films than most Ford films? Heck, yes.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 6:31:43 AM PST
After William:

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Kevin Costner - 0 (next player add)
David Lynch - 5
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

+ Lynch
- Costner

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:13:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012, 7:44:02 PM PST
J.B. Taylor says:
After Muppets,

Edited cause I forgot to vote. Whoops :-)

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus- 6 ***ADD***
David Lynch - 4
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

+1 Columbus
-1 Lynch

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012, 7:38:49 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 12:08:53 AM PST
After JB's Pottery class,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 5
David Lynch - 4
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 5

- ...while Home Alone without even a Stepmom to look after him, the little brat met the mysterious Bicentennial Man outside who told him about a Harry Chamber of Secrets he would Rent the reckless towhead so he could become The Lightning Thief and cast a spell on his older object of desire next door, allowing him at last to proclaim: '' I Love You, Beth Cooper''....

+ ...shorty after passing sentence on Three Bad Men to Arrowhead correctional facility, who went Up the River on a Steamboat 'Round the Bend, the old disillusioned Judge Priest took a Pilgrimage of his own on the Stagecoach encountering Drums Along the Mohawk and many other worrisome sights...finally stepping onto his hometown Tobacco Road while talking a swig of the Grapes of Wrath from his flask, murmuring: ''They Were Expendable'' ...then he spied a young maiden who Wore a Yellow Ribbon and wondered aloud 'How Green Was My Valley' and how was her Sex Hygiene, later learning she was a Fugitive Prisoner from Shark Island who he came to call My Darling Clementine as they shaked up at Fort Apache and sang "When Willie Comes Marching Home" as The Sun Shined Bright on Gideon's Day that brisk Cheyenne Autumn.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 1:06:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2012, 3:02:38 AM PST
apokálypsoz says:
After upping the ante,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 4
David Lynch - 4
Alexander Payne - 8
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+....the dude was Down By Law. Hip to the scheme. Never without Coffee and Cigarettes, he spent his last Night on Earth outside The Limits of Control.....which led to his getting hit by the Mystery Train, sending him flying into a garden of now Broken Flowers, whereupon his spirit left this mortal coil, guided above by some kind of friendly Ghost Dog. "Where am I....this place...it's Stranger Than Paradise?" The dog, able to talk, said, "Man, you is dead, ya hear. Yessum sir, you is O-fficially a Dead Man. Your spirit has taken a Permanent Vacation from your body!"

-....Only the Lonely are Home Alone (if not the case, he wouldn't be lonely...duh!). This strange man who called himself Mrs. Doubtfire had spent Nine Months in this "Heartbreak Hotel". The Rent was paid, he'd stored a years supply of Weet-Bix and condensed milk in his pantry, so really, he had no reason to leave. Then his Stepmom rang. "Darling, have you heard the news? No, well, are you sitting down? No, well sit down sweetie. Are you sitting? No, well SIT DOWN!! Sitting now? Good. Well anyway, that young lad - Harry Potter - has gone and found himself a Philosopher's Stone! Being the smart lad that he is, he's hidden it in the Chamber of Secrets, much to the dismay of Beth - you know Beth, the girl that got Lost in New York that time? Cmon, you know her. She's THE LIGHTNING THIEF? Yeah, that's right, Percey Jackson's wife. Anyway [BANG]....honey?.....sweetie pie, are you there?.....Darling, it's rude to not listen when your mommy is talking to you.....sweetie?....."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 7:32:36 AM PST
After Sloan

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 4
David Lynch - 5
Alexander Payne - 7
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+ Lynch
- Payne

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 9:35:41 AM PST
After William:

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 3
David Lynch - 6
Alexander Payne - 7
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+ Lynch
- Columbus

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012, 4:32:03 PM PST
J.B. Taylor says:
After Muppets,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 4
Chris Columbus - 4
David Lynch - 6
Alexander Payne - 7
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+ Chris Columbus
- Ford

Posted on Nov 6, 2012, 5:28:34 PM PST
C. J. Vasta says:
After Warehoue 13,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 4
David Lynch - 6
Alexander Payne - 5
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

- Payne
+ Ford

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 12:23:48 AM PST
apokálypsoz says:
Aft CJ,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 3
David Lynch - 6
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 5
Jim Jarmusch - 6

Plus Payne
Minus Columbus

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 12:49:26 AM PST
After TS,

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 2
David Lynch - 6
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+ Billy Wyler
- ...in advance let me say Goodbye, Columbus

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 4:22:14 AM PST
After Baker:

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 1
David Lynch - 7
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 6

+ Lynch
- Columbus

Posted on Nov 7, 2012, 5:13:00 AM PST
C. J. Vasta says:
After Mupets

Hal Ashby - 7
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 2
David Lynch - 7
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 5

- Jarmusch
+ Columbus

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 7:10:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 7, 2012, 7:11:15 AM PST
After CJV

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 2
David Lynch - 8
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 5

+ Lynch
- Ashby

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012, 10:22:52 AM PST
J.B. Taylor says:
After Smith,

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 4
Chris Columbus - 3
David Lynch - 8
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 5

+ Columbus
- Ford

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 12:08:35 AM PST
After JB,

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 2
David Lynch - 8
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 5

- Chris Columbus's discovery of the adventures in babysitting.
+ John Ford's discovery of the legend becoming fact, and printing the former.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012, 1:08:06 AM PST
apokálypsoz says:
After mentioning my fave Columbus flic. My fave by a looooooooooonng way,

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 1
David Lynch - 8
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 6

Plus Mr Coffee and Cigarettes
Minus Columbus...*except* A Night on the Town!

Posted on Nov 8, 2012, 6:23:34 AM PST
C. J. Vasta says:
After Sloan

Hal Ashby - 6
John Ford - 5
Chris Columbus - 2
David Lynch - 8
Alexander Payne - 6
William Wyler - 6
Jim Jarmusch - 5

Plus Jarmusch
Minus Columbus...
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