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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    dammit this was hard... I don't even know if my top 5 are my top 5... had a list of over 20.

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    WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    List is in, but it was a struggle. My number one shouldn’t be too hard to guess, but I’m really hoping my 4 gets at least one more vote.


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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    There was one director I ended up not voting for despite them being a pretty high scorer on my Letterboxd account. Hopefully they make an appearance so I can explain myself.

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    My number one shouldn’t be too hard to guess
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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Just a (final) reminder that there are 5 days left. I won't be posting a last 24-hours reminder or anything like that, since I already got 12 lists in... so make sure you have yours in by Wednesday, or better Tuesday.


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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Can I make a late change to mine, Looch? No worries if not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SupearSaying View Post
    Can I make a late change to mine, Looch? No worries if not.
    Of course! As long as the deadline isn't met, I'll take all changes made via a PM to me into account.

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    By the way... right now we have 48 directors from 14 lists and it is a close one at the top.

    Just so you know...

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    I may switch my 2nd and 3rd before deadline, but no biggie if I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    I may switch my 2nd and 3rd before deadline, but no biggie if I don't.

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    You could... but it wouldn't make a big different with how the countdown looks right now.

    Of course it could also be the game changer, if I get one, two more lists in...

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    List is in.

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    I know it was a very tough nut to crack, but here we are. We got 16 lists in and 54 Directors to look at.
    Thank you to noJ, SupearSaying, Booty Vice, Wolf Beast, Sulley, Postman Dave, RED, Regal or Riot, Creeping Death, Silky Snowflake, Thundercat, Fuji Vice, Slick Mitch, Jimmy King and Bro!

    And since we got a buttload of Directors and the 10-pointers are the biggest group with 12, I'm gonna cut that one in half.

    ...so let us begin...

    43T. - Terry Jones - 10 points (Loocha #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975); Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979);
    Monthy Python's The Meaning of Life (1983); The Wind in the Willows (1996)




    43T. - Akiyuki Shinbo - 10 points (noJ #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion (2013); Kizumonogatari Part 1-3 (2016/2017)




    43T. - Sam Raimi - 10 points (Booty Vice #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    The Evil Dead (1981); Darkman (1990); Army of Darkness (1992);
    Spider-Man (2002); Drag Me to Hell (2009)




    43T. - Sam Mendes - 10 points (Postman Dave #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    American Beauty (1999); Road to Perdition (2002);
    Skyfall (2012); 1917 (2019)




    43T. - James Cameron - 10 points (RED #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    The Terminator (1984); Aliens (1986); The Abyss (1989);
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991); Titanic (1997)




    43T. - Ridley Scott - 10 points (Regal or Riot #5)
    Directing Works (i.a.):

    Alien (1979); Blade Runner (1982); Thelma & Louise (1991);
    Matchstick Men (2003); The Martian (2015)




    Feel free to discuss or give shout-outs to other films directed by those 6

    Yea, just to drive the point home that this one was a hard one. With Scott and Cameron two big ones, that I would've seen further up the ranks, are already out of the race. I probably would've put Scott also on my list, just for Alien alone, but I completely blanked on him. ...and yea, as a huge Monty Python fan I just had to put Jones up on that spot. Especially because I was expecting that no one else would put him in front of so many great Directors.

    Oh...yeah...that's right. Also I gave the overall look of the countdown a very tiny bit of an overhaul. I hope you like it and if so, you can expect future countdowns to have similar looks.

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    Terrific work on the visuals, Looch. Well fucking done.

    Cameron landing this low might be a bit of an upset given the broad appeal of most of his works. Bigger fan of his older stuff than Titanic and Avatar. Mendes and Raimi are both very good Sams, the latter of whom I'll always adore for bringing my favorite hero to the big screen. Monty Python stuff all rules so that's a good shout by Looch to get Terry on here.


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    WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Visuals are amazing man, love the new format!

    I’m off to snooze but I’ll edit in some thoughts on this batch in the morning. Cheers.

    I will say that I was amazed to see that someone else voted for my number 5...until I saw that you cut the 10 pointers in half.

    Terry Jones - Python stuff is so great I have dreams about it from time to time.

    Sam Raimi - Unlike SS, I would definitely take Raimi over Mendes, even if I thought Drag Me to Hell was pretty lame.

    Sam Mendes - Skyfall remains the most overrated James Bond movie ever and I wasn’t as impressed with 1917 as some. His early films are great, though.

    James Cameron - Fell off a cliff after True Lies but his early stuff is mind blowing.

    Ridley Scott - Another where the early work exceeds the later, though I can never forgive him for foisting both Blade Runner and Gladiator onto the masses.


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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    The visuals look really stunning, Looch, good work.

    Thoughts on the entries so far.

    Terry Jones is a good director but wouldn't be near a best list for me. I hope that this means we are expecting Terry Gilliam later as his non-Python work is obvious phenomenal and far outweighs Jones's. Jones himself, I don't know, I'm not sure if it's the directing of the Monty Python films that make them classics (which they undoubtedly are). I re-watched them recently and to be honest the parts with real creative flair in the director's chair are Gilliam's animated parts. No issue with him being low on the list though as he's directed two masterpieces (I don't think I can count Meaning of Life as iirc that was just re-shot clips from Flying Circus), which is still more than most.

    Never seen anything from Akiyuki Shinbo, I don't think.

    Out of the two Sams I'd probably take Sam Mendes over Sam Raimi. I think American Beauty and Revolutionary Road are very good movies and Road to Perdition is worth watching too. The only Raimi films I really like are the Evil Deads so he wasn't close to my list based on work from that one franchise. Mendes might scrape into a top 50 maybe. Not a huge fan of either really, but Mendes has more of a distinct style and one that I do often enjoy, particularly in his early films.

    I don't really like James Cameron at all. Terminator, T2, and Aliens are good action films, but there's nothing else I'd ever watch again. Avatar was horrific and I haven't watched a 3D film since then, it helped me make my mind up on that. The Abyss is good too I guess. I don't think he's got very much about him other than working with a couple of very good franchises and I'd find it difficult to know I was watching a James Cameron movie unless I'd seen his name on the poster.

    Ridley Scott is probably the best of the first entries for me and has definitely produced the highest number of great films, along with probably the best individual flick of the first batch with Blade Runner. Gladiator, Alien (better than Aliens by a kilometer), Thelma and Louis, and Matchstick Men are all excellent and I enjoy that Hovis advert he did also (good bread).

    Ranking the list as we go:
    1. Ridley Scott (T43)
    2. Sam Mendes (T43)
    3. Terry Jones (T43)
    4. Sam Raimi (T43)
    5. James Cameron (T43)

    Not rankable: Akiyuki Shino (T43)


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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Man, I didn't even nominate Mendes on the strength of American Beauty & Road To Perdition. Jarhead, Skyfall & 1917 are what's up!

    Some big names out early. Sorta surprised at Cameron & Raimi exiting already.

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Great work with the graphic Loocha, the effort you've put in really shows. James Cameron is honestly the only one from this batch that had any potential to make my own Top 5, but he wasn't even one of the last cuts for me. He is a worthy director though.

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    Re: WC's Fave Five Directors~!

    Looch I love the graphics, good list so far


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    Lovely graphics Looch, cheers to that.

    Solid batch so far, the only ones that I would have considered for my list is Sam Raimi, James Cameron, and Ridley Scott. A lot of films from each of them that I greatly enjoy.


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