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27 May 2012

My 10 Favourite Directors as of May 27th 2012

Well, a lot of time has passed and at this point I have explored hundreds of films. I have not once made a favourite directors list public as I have wanted to ensure it is a justified list. With directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock around, I wanted to wait a while to try and explore as many directors as possible. So here it is, my favourite directors and my three favourite films from them (in no order)


Charles Chaplin
The Kid
Modern Times
Limelight 


Stanley Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
The Shining


Woody Allen
Manhattan
Everything you Wanted to Know About Sex
Midnight in Paris
(Will need to see Annie Hall again)



Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho
Rear Window
The Birds


Martin Scorsese
Taxi Driver
Casino
Goodfellas



Akira Kurosowa

Rashomon
Ikiru
Seven Samurai




Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs


Joel and Ethan Coen
A Serious Man
Barton Fink
No Country For Old Men




David Lynch
Eraserhead
The Elephant Man
Mullholland Drive

NOTE: I am taking a liking to some other directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and Sergio Leone but until I see more films from them, this is my list that I think is fair for me to say who is the best from what I have seen.

5 comments:

  1. A fine list Thomas. I can't say I'm an expert in any of these directors, but I'm glad Psycho is so high in your regard for Hitchcock and Goodfellas is so high on your Scorsese list. I do need to see more of these films though.

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  2. I agree with a lot of these choices. can't say i've heard of the last one though.

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  3. I think you should start with Blue Velvet. Not his best, and not a masterpiece, but a good one to start with. In fact start with Eraserhead. It sums up his style.

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  4. Shubhajit Lahiri2 June 2012 at 17:34

    That list you've put up comprises of some of the most amazing filmmakers, and a number of them would make my Top 10 too if I were to make such a list. Probably what counts as Top 3 films of some of the filmmakers would be different in my opinion - for instance, Chaplin's Top 3 would be Gold Rush, Modern Times & City Lights; Woody's Top 3 would be Annie Hall, Manhattan & a toss up between Hannah & Her Sisters, and Husbands & Wives; for Kubrick it would be Dr Strangelove, 2001, & The Killing; for Scorsese it would be Taxi Driver, Raging Bulls & Mean Streets; for Kurosawa, I'd replace Rashomon with Ran, so on & so forth. David Lynch is probably the only filmmaker in the list whose films I haven't explored much (Mulholland Drive is the only Lynch film that I've seen). Anyway, at the end of the day, this is your list, and must say, a fine one at that.

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  5. I love The Gold Rush also. I love most of Chaplin's works. I am yet to see Mean Streets believe it or not. Thanks for reading my list.

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