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 (two months ago) Permalink

Quentin Tarantino

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

mcg

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

Brett Ratner Sean Baker

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

Doesn't hurt or anything.

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

^^^ conspicuous Spielberg absence, Shakey barred from voting

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

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

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

haha

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:45 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Number None, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:53 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Charles Burnett
Jerry Lewis

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

oops

well done Michael Powell

Number None, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

oh sorry xp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

D.A. Pennebaker

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Claire Denis
Olivier Assayas
Jia Zhangke
Robert Bresson

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

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

rob, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Stan Brakhage

rob, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Kenneth Anger

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:09 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Satyajit Ray, Pedro costa, Bela tarr

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

Hou hsiao-hsien
Nic Roeg

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

Edward Yang
Hayao Miyazaki

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:27 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Roman Polanski
P.T. Anderson
Wim Wenders
Steven Soderbergh

WilliamC, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:31 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

John Cassavetes
Billy Wilder

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:33 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

George Cukor
Maren Ade
Cristian Mungiu
Kenji Mizoguchi

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

Rivette as well!

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

Johnnie To

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:41 (two months ago) Permalink

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

clemenza, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:41 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

One for the so-over-auteurs corner.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 22:50 (two months ago) Permalink

John Huston

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Park Chan-wook

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

Miguel Gomes
João Pedro Rodrigues

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

Tinto brass

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

Chi Chi LaRue

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

head meant to nominate trinh-t

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:40 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Joseph (Joe) Sarno

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:24 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Haile Gerima

plax (ico), Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:54 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

I saw Bush Mama on my birthday this year.

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

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

clemenza, Saturday, 18 November 2017 16:10 (two months ago) 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 (two months ago) Permalink

LGx

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

Does self-harm count?

whut

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 20 November 2017 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

That's a really good piece imo - that line is a bit weird but makes a little more sense with the context of the concluding paragraphs

treeship: a year in the life (wins), Monday, 20 November 2017 18:16 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i figured i should prevail, it just felt like a super odd interjection

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 20 November 2017 19:09 (two months ago) Permalink

ok yeah it makes a lot more sense toward the end

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 20 November 2017 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Still waiting to cross 500 nominations.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 19:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Eddie Murphy
Martin McDonagh
Eliza Hittman
Alex Ross Perry
Andrew Haigh
Jordan Peele
Donna Deitch
Matt Porterfield
Safdie Brothers
David Lowery

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

peak troll achieved

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:07 (one month ago) Permalink

No trolling from me itt. ILXOR.com. i live for this shit

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Shane Carruth

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Louis Feuillade
Hal Roach

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Guillermo del Toro
John Sayles
Julie Taymor
Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

James W. Horne

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Rabbit season

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Steve McQueen

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Tony Leondis

flappy bird, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 20:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Fernando Solanas
Thomas Guiterrez
Ursula Biemann
Margaret Dickinson
Lizzie Borden

sorry for any duplicates

plax (ico), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:17 (one month ago) Permalink

René Vautier

plax (ico), Wednesday, 29 November 2017 23:19 (one month ago) Permalink

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

503 nominees. Last chance to add some to the list before I launch the voting/campaigning thread later today.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:52 (one month ago) Permalink

(I'm only reasonably sure there are no duplicates.)

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Probably going to go with 50-slot ballots btw.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

psyched!

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 November 2017 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Better stick Patrick Keiller and Roger Vadim on that shortlist

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Sunday, 3 December 2017 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

oh wow, keiller was missing?

plax (ico), Sunday, 3 December 2017 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Stand by for voting/campaigning thread!

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:29 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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