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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby edkrak » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:38 pm

ShogunRua wrote:
edkrak wrote:52 total - as usual my watchlist is only getting longer with time. :lol:

That's how it always goes.

Well I think there has to be a point in cinephile's life where there aren't many notable directors to add anymore. With my actual list I'm already slowly running out of names. Or will my list be populated with notable Sudanese New Wave directors somwhere in 2018? :P

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby mattorama12 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:39 pm

ShogunRua wrote:
edkrak wrote:52 total - as usual my watchlist is only getting longer with time. :lol:

That's how it always goes.

"The more you know, the more you know you don't know." I've seen this as credited to Aristotle, but who knows.

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re: Notable missing directors

Postby karamazov. » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:54 pm

Spoiler: show
Currently outstanding holes that come to mind:

Aki Kaurismäki.*
Aleksandr Sokurov.
Andrzej Zulawski.
Bernardo Bertolucci.
Bertrand Bonello.*
Catherine Breillat.*
Cecil B. DeMille.
Charlie Kaufman.*
Claire Denis.
the Dardennes.*
Dario Argento.*
Emir Kusturica.
Eric Rohmer.*
Erich von Stroheim.
Ernst Lubitsch.*
Georg Wilhelm Pabst.
Harold Lloyd.
Herschell Gordon Lewis.*
Hollis Frampton.*
Jacques Demy.*
Jacques Rivette.*
Jacques Tati.
James Cameron.
James Benning.
James Gray.*
Jan Švankmajer.*
Jean Cocteau.
Jean Epstein.
Jean-Pierre Gorin.
Jean-Pierre Melville.
Jean Vigo.
Jesús Franco.*
Jonas Mekas.*
Josef von Sternberg.*
Kelly Reichardt.*
Kenji Mizoguchi.*
Ki-duk Kim.
Kôji Wakamatsu.*
Krzysztof Kieslowski [seen a few items from "Dekalog"].
Leos Carax.*
Leslie Thornton.*
Lucio Fulci.
Lynne Ramsay.*
Manoel de Oliveira.*
Mark Rappaport.*
Masaki Kobayashi.
Maya Deren.*
Michael Cimino [seen long excerpts].
Michael Haneke.*
Michael Mann.*
Michelangelo Antonioni.
Mike Leigh.*
Mikio Naruse.
Nagisa Oshima.*
Nicolas Roeg.*
Noribumi Suzuki.
Pedro Almodóvar [seen long excerpts].
Pedro Costa.
Radley Metzger.*
Sergei Parajanov.*
Sidney Lumet.
Spike Lee.*
Stan Brakhage.*
Tinto Brass.*
Todd Haynes.*
Walerian Borowczyk.*

Not looking forward to all equally.

{edit: adding an * as I cross off items on the list, in lieu of a strikethrough].
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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby Anomaly1 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:07 am

My old list is on the previous page so I'm not going to repost it, but here's those filmmakers from that list that I've seen films from in the last three years:

Howard Hawks (Seen the most from him, a total of 4, which run the gamut from great to terrible)
Robert Bresson (Two excellent films)
David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai was great. Still have yet to watch Lawrence of Arabia; its colossal running time makes it hard when you're always busy/not in the mood like I've been. Explains my recent ratings.)
John Huston
Robert Altman (Two films, both mediocre)
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Todd Haynes (Boring)
Alexander Payne (Mediocre)
Ming-liang Tsai

Trying to compile a new list would be overwhelming. There's just too many damn directors!

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby lisa- » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:06 am

lisa- wrote:currently annoying me:

louis malle
elaine may
masaki kobayashi
jacques rivette
lina wertmuller
emir kusturica
ming-liang tsai
ernst lubitsch
apichatpong weerasethakul

i love malle, rivette and kusturica. i loved the one film i've seen by kobayashi. i was indifferent about the one film i saw by tsai. weerasethakul is quite interesting.

i have not yet seen elaine may or lina wertmuller because their films aren't available to loan/rent. suppose i'll download them.
there are plenty more tat i'd like to see obviously, but those are the ones that right now feel like big gaps that i need to fix.

here are some others that i know i should see at some point but honestly am not expecting that much:

ang lee
steve mcqueen
michael mann
william wyler
luc besson
bryan singer
elia kazan
george cukor
clint eastwood
spike lee

and so on and so forth.

i saw something by the two lees, mcqueen and eastwoood, and they all sucked, as expected.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby lisa- » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:12 am

anyway i'll post a long list here to keep track of:

really want to
aki kaurismaki
andrzej zulawski
anh hung tran
antonio reis /// margarida cordeiro
bernard queysanne
bertrand bonello
bing wang
bruno dumont
claude jutra
cristi puiu
elaine may
ermanno olmi
ernie gehr
james benning
jean eustache
jerzy karawerolicz
jessica hausner
joao cesar monteiro
jonas mekas
kaneto shindo
ken jacobs
klaus wyborny
lav diaz
leslie thornton
lina wertmuller
lois weber
malcolm le grice
manoel de oliveira
mikio naruse
mohsen makhmalbaf
naomi kawase
nicolas philibert
peter rose
phil solomon
philippe grandrieux
sergei parajanov
shinya tsukamoto
shuji terayama
sidney pollack
ted kotcheff
tony conrad
ulrich seidl
yoshishige yoshida

probably should
alejandro innaritu
anthony asquith
bryan singer
edward cline
george cukor
hal ashby
jesus franco
john boorman
julian schnabel
ki duk kim
luc besson
lucio fulci
mathieu kassovitz
mel brooks
michael mann
oliver stone
richard lester
takashi miike
todd haynes
william wyler
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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby EmeraldGuard » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:48 pm

Ernst Marischka (1893-1963)

Underrated director from Austria-Hungary probably best known for the great Sissi trilogy but involved with dozens of other films, only a few of which are on here.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby ShogunRua » Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:31 am

EmeraldGuard wrote:Ernst Marischka (1893-1963)

Underrated director from Austria-Hungary probably best known for the great Sissi trilogy but involved with dozens of other films, only a few of which are on here.

Well that's impressive! You've ranked only 725 films, and yet the only "notable" missing director on your list is some tremendously obscure Austrian-Hungarian fellow whose most popular film here has a whopping 90 rankings.

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby paulofilmo » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:47 am

watched Leos Carax's Boy Meets Girl last night. he should've been on my list. bonne nuit

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Re: Notable missing directors

Postby jal90 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:28 pm

Quite a list. I'm specially terrible when it comes to French directors. From the TSPDT top 250:

Jean Renoir (I only watched A day in the country)
Dziga Vertov
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Jacques Tati
Bernardo Bertolucci
Marcel Carné
Preston Sturges
Wim Wenders
Erich von Stroheim
Douglas Sirk
Claude Lanzmann
Chantal Akerman
Jean-Pierre Melville
Gillo Pontecorvo
Elia Kazan
Jacques Rivette
William Wyler (!!!!!)
Jean Eustache
Claire Denis
Robert Flaherty
King Vidor
Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet
Jean Cocteau
Glauber Rocha
Abel Gance
Fei Mu
Jane Campion
Michael Cimino
Andrzej Wajda
Raoul Walsh
Mike Leigh
Frederick Wiseman
Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack (the directors of King Kong, apparently)
Maurice Pialat
Ousmame Sembene
Robert Wise
Louis Malle
G.W. Pabst
King Hu
Humphrey Jennings
Jia Zhangke
Djibril Drop Mambéty
George Stevens
Jean Rouch
Shohei Imamura
Joseph Losey
Peter Watkins
Bob Fosse
John Woo
Peter Bogdanovich
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Lindsay Anderson
Leni Riefenstahl
Frank Borzage
Ken Russell
Charles Burnett
Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin
Oliver Stone
John Schlesinger
Guru Dutt
Mel Brooks
Peter Greenaway
Jonas Mekas
Pedro Costa
D.A. Pennebaker
Louis Feuillade
Jonathan Demme
Francesco Rosi
John Hughes
John Frankenheimer
Bob Rafelson
Jerry Lewis
Alan J. Pakula
Philip Kaufman
Rouben Mamoulian

Adding Baz Luhrmann, Olivier Assayas, Leo Carax, François Ozon, Jacques Feyder, Bertrand Bonnello, Nanni Moretti, Paolo Sorrentino, Sergio Corbucci, Mario Monicelli, Franco Zeffirelli, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Gabriele Salvatores, Gianni Amelio, Xavier Dolan, Denis Villenueve, Naomi Kawase, Yoshihige Yoshida, Kaneto Shindo, Sion Sono, Seijun Suzuki, Juzo Itami, Heinosuke Gosho, Hong Sang-soo, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorf, Raúl Ruiz, Dennis Hopper, Barbet Schroeder, Michael Bay (for some reason I have always avoided him. Not sure if it's a good or bad decision), Cecil B. DeMille, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Lisandro Alonso; Andrzej Zulawski, István Szabó, Zoltán Fábri, Rithy Panh, Andrei Konchalovsky, Amos Gitai, Tran Anh Hung, Karel Kachyna, Otakar Vávra...

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