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Lazarus and the Gimp
06-06-2005, 20:55:17
40- Robert Altman
39- Terry Gilliam
38- Peter Weir
37- M. Night Shyamalan
36- Ingmar Bergman
35- Charlie Chapman
34- Sam Raimi
33- Ron Howard
32- Anthony Minghella
31- George Lucas
30- Tim Burton
29- Fritz Lang
28- Tony Scott
27- Brian De Palma
26- Fancois Truffaut
25- Spike Lee
24- David Lynch
23- Michael Mann
22- Robert Zemeckis
21- Howard Hawks
20- Sam Peckinpah
19- Billy Wilder
18- John Ford
17- Sergio Leone
16- Oliver Stone
15- Francis Ford Coppola
14- James Cameron
13- The Coen Brothers
12- David Lean
11- Clint Eastwood
10- Woody Allen
9- Orson Welles
8- Quentin Tarantino
7- Peter Jackson
6- Akira Kurosawa
5- Ridley Scott
4- Stanley Kubrick
3- Martin Scorsese
2- Alfred Hitchcock
1- Steven Spielberg

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-06-2005, 20:56:52
Well, it's grotesquely skewed in favour of commercial, Hollywood movies, isn't it? You can only wonder at a list that includes Zemeckis and Minghella, but omits Cocteau, Malle and Fellini.

Debaser
06-06-2005, 21:09:17
Any list with George Lucas on it is is obviously bullshit.

Venom
06-06-2005, 21:33:01
Like any greatest of list, it's shit.

Japher
06-06-2005, 21:54:47
Any list that puts the Coen Brothers as directors when Ethan only produces is stupid... I would totally change that list.

Also, I like Chris Columbus over some of those. At least Michael Bay didn't make that list.

Funko
07-06-2005, 08:59:30
Originally posted by Venom
Like any greatest of list, it's shit.

The Higgelhoff
07-06-2005, 09:26:09
Pfft, where is Michael Winner.

Funko
07-06-2005, 09:29:32
His hot dog stall would be Michael Wieners

mr.G
07-06-2005, 10:18:02
:lol:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
07-06-2005, 11:04:59
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Well, it's grotesquely skewed in favour of commercial, Hollywood movies, isn't it? You can only wonder at a list that includes Zemeckis and Minghella, but omits Cocteau, Malle and Fellini.


It's truly a pathetic list. M Night Shyamalan and Tarantino in the top 40 ?

Ahead of Powell and Pressburger, Satyajit Ray and Ozu, Louis Malle, Melville, and Eisenstein and Murnau, to name but a few.


What a frickin' farce.

King_Ghidra
07-06-2005, 11:33:41
mmm laughable

clint eastwood a better director than ingmar bergman?!?!?!?!?!?

sam raimi even?!?!

and to my knowledge spike lee has made precisely one good film in Do The Right Thing. Everything else has been middling at best.

Funko
07-06-2005, 11:35:20
I sense the hand of the public at work.

MOBIUS
07-06-2005, 12:53:48
Well the public are stupid morons after all...

King_Ghidra
07-06-2005, 12:58:13
well empire readers anyway

and i guess that means film buffs with a tendency towards the nerdy

Gramercy Riffs
07-06-2005, 13:08:12
Tim Burton should be higher IMHO.

protein
07-06-2005, 13:21:33
No Sammo Hung? :lol:

Sweeper
07-06-2005, 16:02:53
They are using the definition of greatest which is not "best".

Funko
07-06-2005, 16:06:57
Greatest in size?

protein
07-06-2005, 16:13:00
Surely Sammo would be at the top then?

Funko
07-06-2005, 16:29:59
He'd crush them!

King_Ghidra
07-06-2005, 16:46:08
i think he might struggle to crush orson welles, he got pretty fucking big

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-06-2005, 21:49:09
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
clint eastwood a better director than ingmar bergman?!?!?!?!?!?

Actually that's one I'd agree with. I think Bergman is horribly overrated.

Missing off Cocteau, Eisenstein and a few others was shocking.