The Total Filmmaker ... Nominations open for the next ILX film poll of the Greatest Movie Directors of All Time!

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So, I can't promise ghoulish puns like I did with the horror poll, but after discussion on the Hitchcock POX thread, this is our next ILX movie poll topic! Nominate away. (No timeline yet for when the voting period opens. Just moving the discussion for now.)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Quentin Tarantino

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:39 (one week ago) Permalink

mcg

drinkmaster sealcup at yr service (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:39 (one week ago) Permalink

everyone knows it's Sean Baker
― Frederik B, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:01 AM (ten hours ago)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Brett Ratner Sean Baker

phenibut rock (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

do we really need to do a bunch of the really obvious ones (Welles, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Ozu, Melies, Chaplin, Ford, Kubrick, etc.)

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Doesn't hurt or anything.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

^^^ conspicuous Spielberg absence, Shakey barred from voting

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

and no etc. doesn't cover it SAY HIS NAME

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:44 (one week ago) Permalink

haha

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:45 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll go ahead and just say the top 100 listed on TSPDT are all "nominated" and we can move on from there.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

John Ford
Ousmane Sembene
Robert Aldrich
Kon Ichikawa
Elaine May
Joseph Cornell
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Agnes Varda
Luis Bunuel
Carl Theodor Dreyer

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

can you believe Blake Edwards made the top 250 list upo there and Jerry Lewis and Frank Tashlin didn't? What a world.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Michael Powell's not in that top 100, so him

Number None, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:53 (one week ago) Permalink

solo, he is 145th

My most challopsy realization in the last few years is that Aldrich made more great films than Altman.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Charles Burnett
Jerry Lewis

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Ichikawa is likely to make my final ballot depending on how many spots Eric gives us.

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

guess I'll just start listing people then

Orson Welles
F.W. Murnau
Fritz Lang
Charlie Chaplin
Brian DePalma
Martin Scorsese
Sam Peckinpah
Woody Allen
Wes Anderson
Coen Bros
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Akira Kurosawa
Yasujirō Ozu
John Carpenter
David Cronenberg
Stanley Donen
Alfred Hitchcock
Stanley Kubrick
Spike Lee

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

oops

well done Michael Powell

Number None, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

oh sorry xp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (one week ago) Permalink

D.A. Pennebaker

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Claire Denis
Olivier Assayas
Jia Zhangke
Robert Bresson

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Mikhail Kalatozov
Satoshi Kon
Jean Cocteau
G. W. Pabst
René Clair

rob, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Stan Brakhage

rob, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Kenneth Anger

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Chris Marker
Jacques Rivette
Chantal Akerman
Nicholas Ray
David Lynch
Maya Deren
Jean Vigo

one way street, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Satyajit Ray, Pedro costa, Bela tarr

The Suite Life of Jack and Wendy (wins), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Hou hsiao-hsien
Nic Roeg

The Suite Life of Jack and Wendy (wins), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Will update this on the daily... Here's where we stand right now:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_yiA3-iP3ZK9m6YC1iOthz_ZT2YiwjZ8lLOXYc-Nxf4/

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Edward Yang
Hayao Miyazaki

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:25 (one week ago) Permalink

King Hu
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Les Blank
Lodge Kerrigan
Jean-Luc Godard
Michael Haneke
Mike Leigh

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Věra Chytilová
Howard Hawks
Andrei Tarkovsky
Sergei Eisenstein
Jane Campion
Jacques Tourneur

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Roman Polanski
P.T. Anderson
Wim Wenders
Steven Soderbergh

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:31 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe Eric should just agree to nominate the TSPDT top 250 and save a lotta time

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:32 (one week ago) Permalink

John Cassavetes
Billy Wilder

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Ford
Godard
Mizoguchi
Pialat
Hawks
Anthony Mann
Renoir
Spielberg
Melville
Lang
Buñuel
Welles

not in that order but...yeah it reads like a Criterion™ Ho's list but these are my faves.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink

George Cukor
Maren Ade
Cristian Mungiu
Kenji Mizoguchi

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

But then there wouldn't be surprise "omissions" that don't end up mattering because you're free to vote for whoever on your ballots even if they weren't nominated, et al.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Rivette as well!

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Fuck it. Too many more I revere that I forgot. Like Bresson.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Johnnie To

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Frederick Wiseman (outside of TSPDT's Top 100 but on the list of 250).

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Peter Watkins
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Takeshi Kitano
Aki Kaurismäki
Sally Potter
Gurinder Chadha
Paul Schrader

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:42 (one week ago) Permalink

What about creators who mostly worked together? E.g. do we vote for "Michael Powell" and "Emeric Pressburger" or is there an option to vote for "Powell & Pressburger"? I'm actually mainly asking this because I want to vote for Jane Arden but she mostly only worked in conjunction with Jack Bond so I'm not sure whether to just nominate her or to nominate "Arden & Bond".

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

nearly nominated Jane Arden just now, i guess we've the option to vote for both/either

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:44 (one week ago) Permalink

One for the so-over-auteurs corner.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

John Huston

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Park Chan-wook

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:29 (one week ago) Permalink

All my faves been nommed already, even Kenji Mizoguchi who I learned about from here - so that makes sense!

calzino, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Robert Siodmak

devvvine, Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:18 (three days ago) Permalink

The Kuchars really weren't credited with co-directing much of their total oeuvre.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:19 (three days ago) Permalink

Lav Diaz

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:23 (three days ago) Permalink

Robert Frank
Ken Jacobs
Joan Micklin Silver
John Sturges

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:29 (three days ago) Permalink

Carl Reiner

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:31 (three days ago) Permalink

Mia Hansen-Love
Paolo Sorrentino

devvvine, Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:34 (three days ago) Permalink

Lino Brocka
Oscar Micheaux
Elio Petri
Lina Wertmuller

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:40 (three days ago) Permalink

Barbara Kopple
Nicole Holofcener

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:42 (three days ago) Permalink

Robin Hardy
Ben Wheatley
Michael Reeves

(got a folk horror thing going on there)

heaven parker (anagram), Thursday, 16 November 2017 15:57 (three days ago) Permalink

Hirokazu Kore-eda
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:01 (three days ago) Permalink

jean rollin

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:16 (three days ago) Permalink

andrea arnold

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:18 (three days ago) Permalink

Sacha Guitry
William Klein
Raymond Bernard
Basil Dearden
Mervyn LeRoy

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:21 (three days ago) Permalink

Ben Stiller

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:52 (three days ago) Permalink

noah baumbach

johnny crunch, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:55 (three days ago) Permalink

xp morbs, has barbara kopple ever again made a great film after Harlan County? She has nothing listed on imdb between 1976 and 1990... I had the impression that HCUSA was kindof it for her.

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:24 (three days ago) Permalink

She was part of the collective that made Winter Soldier in '72, one of the best Vietnam War-themed docs, and won a second Oscar for American Dream, which I've never seen. I quite like her Woody Allen portrait Wild Man Blues, particularly the nightmarish scene near the end with WA's 90something parents.

But there are dozens of people in this list who didn't make one great film.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:32 (three days ago) Permalink

(haven't seen her Dixie Chicks, Sharon Jones or Hemingway family docs either)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:34 (three days ago) Permalink

Peter Kubelka

Listing experimental film-makers is an invitation to the sad lonely vote.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:36 (three days ago) Permalink

William Dieterle
Karl Freund
Slavko Vorkapich
Roy Del Ruth
Rowland Lee
Tay Garnett
W.S. Van Dyke
Erle C. Kenton
Dorothy Arzner
John Cromwell

Virulent Is the Word for Julia (j.lu), Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:38 (three days ago) Permalink

If we're listing sad lonely experimental vote grabbers then:

Jeff Keen
Len Lye

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:32 (three days ago) Permalink

we are going to list every director, it seems

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:33 (three days ago) Permalink

Yeah, waiting for someone to nominate Ed Wood so we can get this poll on the road already

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:40 (three days ago) Permalink

Roger Corman

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

and that isn't sarcastic, I can't believe he wasn't nominated yet

flappy bird, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Shirley Clarke
Trinh T. Minh-ha

one way street, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Lewis Milestone was nominated but isn't on the big list.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Miguel Gomes
João Pedro Rodrigues

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:56 (three days ago) Permalink

Tinto brass

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:56 (three days ago) Permalink

Chi Chi LaRue

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:14 (three days ago) Permalink

head meant to nominate trinh-t

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:40 (three days ago) Permalink

how many votes do we get? cuz even if it's 50, plenty i love will not be on it.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:42 (three days ago) Permalink

tbh I'll end up voting for people where I know and live one film maybe, it's the nature of the format

the intentional phallusy (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:50 (three days ago) Permalink

Joseph (Joe) Sarno

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:24 (three days ago) Permalink

how many votes do we get? cuz even if it's 50, plenty i love will not be on it.

Was going to say 50, but no reason it can't be more I suppose.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:32 (three days ago) Permalink

List is up to 472. (Added Milestone; not sure how that missed the cut.)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:32 (three days ago) Permalink

I don't think more than 50 is a good idea if we're trying to pick la creme (also some voters would struggle to name 50 non-Marvel directors).

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:39 (three days ago) Permalink

how many votes do we get? cuz even if it's 50, plenty i love will not be on it.

I don't think more than 50 is a good idea if we're trying to pick la creme (also some voters would struggle to name 50 non-Marvel directors).

So you're saying you want other people's slots for your ballot.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:50 (three days ago) Permalink

no.

my point was more "stop nominating people even you are not going to vote for"

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:53 (three days ago) Permalink

I mean harlan county is a p singular film, really shocking the first time you see it.

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:53 (three days ago) Permalink

Haile Gerima

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:54 (three days ago) Permalink

on Morbz logic,
Bush Mama is easily one of my favourite films of all time, even if the couple of others I've seen by him come nowhere close

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:54 (three days ago) Permalink

I saw Bush Mama on my birthday this year.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:46 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh, I think more than 50 slots would be a fucking awful idea. I'd be more into like 25 or so? But as I tend to say on every nomination thread, I like nominations to be comprehensive so that I have a list I can refer to and go "oh yeah, forgot about that one!" Basically, my memory sucks and I need help.

I am pretty worried that this list is just going to be a crappy retread of other best director lists, and I'm also already having high anxiety about voting for Polanski, which I am definitely going to do but I feel 100% shitty about. To be fair to him I'll probably vote for other shitbags who happen to be less notorious too.

emil.y, Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Polanski is likely to be in my top 10. Just a fact.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:04 (yesterday) Permalink

I'll vote for Polanski only if he happens to die by the time I get around to sending my ballot.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 18 November 2017 14:49 (yesterday) Permalink

I won't think for a second about what kind of person I'm voting for. I don't know if Polanski (who may or may not be on my list--the old peak value vs. career value question) would be the only one where that's even an issue; most of the people I won't know anything anyway, and I hadn't planned on a James Toback vote. I could see grappling with that if it involved flying someone in to receive a state honour, like the Legion of France, but not with a message-board poll.

clemenza, Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:09 (yesterday) Permalink

(Anyway, that's a personal call--no problem with emily's stance.)

clemenza, Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:10 (yesterday) Permalink

There aren't 50 great directors and there aren't 472 good directors

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:54 (yesterday) Permalink

LGx

fake pato is kind of racist, dude (darraghmac), Saturday, 18 November 2017 19:55 (yesterday) Permalink


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