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Notable missing directors

Postby djross » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:14 pm

I've seen many great films by many great directors, but thus far I've never seen any movies directed by any of the following well-known filmmakers:

Gillian Armstrong
John Cassavetes
Chen Kaige
Aki Kaurismäki
Ki-duk Kim
Sergio Leone
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Guy Ritchie
Victor Sjöström
Béla Tarr
Josef von Sternberg
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Yoshishige Yoshida
Yimou Zhang

If its true that the movies we choose to see say something about ourselves, then no doubt these absences also reveal something, although I'm not sure what.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby theficionado » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Off the top of my head, I've never seen any Antonioni, Ozu, Renoir, Kiarostami, Rohmer, Ophuls, Kusturica, Dreyer, Fuller, Chaplin, Keaton, Argento, John Ford, Tarvoksky, Mizoguchi, Teshigahara, Powell (or Powell/Pressburger), Bela Tarr, or Cassavetes.

But I love me some Kim Ki-duk and Weerasethakul.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby PeaceAnarchy » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:16 pm

djross wrote:John Cassavetes
Sergio Leone
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Victor Sjöström
Béla Tarr
Josef von Sternberg
Yimou Zhang

You need to fix this.

My incomplete list:

Olivier Assayas
Catherine Breillat
Gillian Armstrong
Alexander Kluge
Lina Wertmüller
Ettore Scola
Jacques Feyder
Claude Autant-Lara
Pedro Costa
Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Manoel de Oliveira
Masahiro Shinoda
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Hideo Gosha
Jerzy Skolimowski
Aleksandr Sokurov

Prolific golden era studio men:
Allan Dwan
Clarence Brown
Alfred E. Green
Norman Taurog
Jean Negulesco
André De Toth
Archie Mayo
Richard Quine
Herbert Ross
Walter Lang
John Cromwell

B-movie titans:
Cheh Chang
Lucio Fulci
Jesus Franco
Roger Corman
Tinto Brass

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby paulofilmo » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:34 pm

Looking at the Priority Collection:
Chris Marker
Anh Hung Tran
Abbas Kiarostami
Alain Resnais
Ritwik Ghatak
David Gordon Green
Jane Campion
Vittorio De Sica
Sergei Parajanov
Hiroshi Teshigahara

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby astrakhan » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:28 pm

I've been quite lucky/prolific in seeing one from almost all the big names, but there are still a lot outstanding:

(in order of priority)
Robert Bresson
John Cassavetes
Bela Tarr
Hou Hsiao Hsien
Chen Kaige
Lindsay Anderson
Tony Richardson
James Whale
Otto Preminger
Carl T. Dreyer
Joseph Losey
Alejandro Jodorowsky
André Techiné
Marcel Carné
Brothers Quay
Christoffer Boe
Lina Wertmüller
Max Ophuls
Josef von Sternberg
Glauber Rocha
Laurence Olivier
Bille August
Lodge Kerrigan
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Chantal Akerman
Derek Jarman

PS: if anybody hasn't seen a Rolf de Heer they need to add him to their list, stat!

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby edkrak » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:38 pm

Just a few days ago I made similar list for myself and now I'm trying to watch at least 1 film by every one of them:
Welles (done: Citizen Kane)
Chabrol (done: Alice ou la dernière fugue + more DVDs on the way)
Altman
Rivette
Seijun Suzuki
Ichikawa
Cassavetes
Malick
Imamura
Okamoto
Hideo Gosha
Kaneto Shindô
Jancsó
Tarr
Blier
Cavani
Malle
Cocteau
Corman
Jean Renoir
Hawks
John Ford
Tati
Powell & Pressburger
Ray
Rossellini
Ophuls
Lubitsch
Naruse
Bogdanovich
Mankiewicz
Kazan
Walsh
Carne
Buster Keaton

djross wrote:Gillian Armstrong

Who's that? Never heard of her and PSIs are not very impressive.

PeaceAnarchy wrote:Lina Wertmüller
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

paulofilmo wrote:David Gordon Green

astrakhan wrote:Lindsay Anderson
Tony Richardson

Forgot about them, have to add to my list.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby MMAlpha » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:33 am

Of the TSPDT Top 200 Directors, I have seen nothing by the following directors:

66. Douglas Sirk
111. Theo Angelopoulos
136. Michael Snow
142. Ken Loach
145. Zhang Yimou
149. Ritwik Ghatak
151. Claude Lanzmann
154. Peter Bogdanovich
159. Sydney Pollack
161. Frank Borzage
163. Francesco Rosi
169. Ben Sharpsteen
174. Ousmane Sembene
176. Manoel de Oliveira
178. Charles Burnett
191. Claire Denis
192. Tobe Hooper
194. Dario Argento
197. Shohei Imamura
198. Louis Feuillade
200. Cecil B. DeMille

A good mix of mainstream and arthouse directors are missing on my list, but I expect to clear a few of these in the coming weeks.
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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby jeff_v » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:44 am

Directors mentioned thus far that have goose-egged me:

Yoshishige Yoshida
Alexander Kluge
Ettore Scola
Claude Autant-Lara
Pedro Costa
Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Lucio Fulci
Jesus Franco
Tinto Brass
Ritwik Ghatak
Sergei Parajanov
Christoffer Boe (uh... who?)
Glauber Rocha
Louis Feuillade
Luis García Berlanga
Claude Lanzmann
Ousmane Sembene

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby FitFortDanga » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Out of the ones listed so far in the thread:

Gillian Armstrong
Alexander Kluge
Ettore Scola
Claude Autant-Lara
Lucio Fulci
Jesus Franco (except for his edit of Welles' Don Quixote)
Christoffer Boe
Bertrand Blier
Lina Wertmüller
Clarence Brown (saw The Yearling, but it was ages ago and I might not have seen the whole thing)
Alfred E. Green
Walter Lang
Cheh Chang


There are several others that I've only seen one film by, and probably not their best one.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby ShogunRua » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:25 pm

Off the top of my head, I have not ranked anything significant directed by

Lucio Fulci
Mario Bava
Yasujiro Ozu
Federico Fellini (ugh...)
Billy Wilder (segment of "Casino Royale" doesn't count)
Francois Truffaut
Sam Peckinpah (I have watched part of "Convoy", but I don't think that really counts)
Cecil B. DeMille (don't feel too bad about this one)
Carl Theodore Dreyer (since he was the initial inspiration for my favorite director, Sidney Lumet)
John Ford
John Huston (segment of "Casino Royale" doesn't count)
Bernardo Bertolucci
Abel Ferrera
John Cassavetes


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