Friday, September 24, 2010

My Top 100 Directors

Below is a list of my Top 100 Directors that I submitted once again for Included is a film of theirs that cements them on this list for their directorial style and as a film that represents them at one of their best.

Woody Allen (Annie Hall)
Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her)
Robert Altman (MASH)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums)
Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream)
Hal Ashby (Being There)
Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal)
Brad Bird (The Incredibles)
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment)
Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life)
John Cassavetes (A Woman Under the Influence)
Park Chan-wook (Oldboy)
Charlie Chaplin (City Lights)
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (No Country for Old Men)
Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather)
Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation)
David Cronenberg (A History of Violence)
Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous)
Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men)
Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption)
Brian De Palma (The Untouchables)
Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth)
Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs)
Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven)
Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter)
Federico Fellini (8 1/2)
Abel Ferrara (The Addiction)
Todd Field (In the Bedroom)
David Fincher (Fight Club)
Bob Fosse (All That Jazz)
Stephen Frears (The Grifters)
Costa Gavras (Missing)
Terry Gilliam (Brazil)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel)
Paul Greengrass (United 93)
Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman)
Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon)
Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday)
Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven)
Werner Herzog (Aguirre Wrath of God)
Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo)
John Huston (The Maltese Falcon)
Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise)
Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich)
Bong Joon-ho (The Host)
Neil Jordan (The Crying Game)
Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love)
Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront)
Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry)
Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange)
Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai)
David Lean (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing)
Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky)
Sergio Leone (The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused)
Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men)
David Lynch (Blue Velvet)
Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven)
Michael Mann (The Insider)
Sam Mendes (American Beauty)
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away)
Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine)
Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line)
Mike Nichols (The Graduate)
Christopher Nolan (Memento)
Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men)
Alexander Payne (Sideways)
Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch)
Roman Polanski (Chinatown)
Sam Raimi (A Simple Plan)
Jason Reitman (Up in the Air)
Guy Ritchie (Snatch)
David O. Russell (Three Kings)
John Sayles (Lone Star)
John Schlesinger (Sunday Bloody Sunday)
Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull)
Ridley Scott (Blade Runner)
Jim Sheridan (In America)
Kevin Smith (Clerks)
Steven Soderbergh (Traffic)
Todd Solondz (Happiness)
Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List)
Andrew Stanton (Wall-E)
Oliver Stone (Platoon)
Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Francois Truffuat (The 400 Blows)
Gus Van Sant (Elephant)
Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark)
Peter Weir (The Truman Show)
Orson Welles (Citizen Kane)
Wim Wenders (Paris Texas)
Billy Wilder (The Apartment)
Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People)
Zhang Yimou (Hero)

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