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Offline Andrew1911

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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2007, 03:37:38 PM »
what good contemporary kurosawa films are there.  ill admit my knowledge is empty there.  The samurai genre ones are great but i really have wanted to see some other stuff done by him

Edit: yes i know i could look it up but eh that sounds like effort.

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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2007, 04:37:53 PM »
wrong type of contemporary.  I have ran. I meant something that wasnt samurai genre.  Ran is great by the way


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2007, 04:45:02 PM »
I justed watched High and Low the other day and enjoyed that quite a lot.  Even though it's quite old, it had an original take on the whole kidnapping genre.  It's at his usual slower pace, but it never fails to be interesting and thought provoking.  I love how he ended it too.  It's not a huge surprise ending or anything, but I still found it unexpected. 


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2007, 07:45:41 PM »
wrong type of contemporary.  I have ran. I meant something that wasnt samurai genre.  Ran is great by the way

Ikiru and Stray Dog are both excellent contemporary Kurosawa films.  I still find it odd when I see Toshiro Mifune clean-shaven in the latter.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2007, 07:51:31 PM »
wrong type of contemporary.  I have ran. I meant something that wasnt samurai genre.  Ran is great by the way

The Bad Sleep Well, than.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2007, 09:10:42 PM »
COLEMAN FRANCIS
You can't spell manslaughter without laughter.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2007, 11:16:13 PM »
I'm an odd person with an odd taste in movies, so I like some odd directors. :^)

Chuck Jones: He was credited as a director, so he counts. :^)
Stephen Chow: So far, I've only seen Kung Fu Hustle and Shoulin Soccer, but the movies are so delightfully bizzare, I gotta give him props. :^)
Quentin Terrantino (Hey SOMEONE had to say it!): He has a way of taking incredible levels of violence and making them a sort of odd three-stooges brand of funny. :^)


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2007, 12:25:40 AM »

Stephen Chow: So far, I've only seen Kung Fu Hustle and Shoulin Soccer, but the movies are so delightfully bizzare, I gotta give him props. :^)

Some other Stephen Chow flicks worth catching:

Love on Delivery
Out of the Dark
Sixty Million Dollar Man
Fight Back to School 1, 2 & 3

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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2007, 08:13:51 AM »

Stephen Chow: So far, I've only seen Kung Fu Hustle and Shoulin Soccer, but the movies are so delightfully bizzare, I gotta give him props. :^)

Some other Stephen Chow flicks worth catching:

Love on Delivery
Out of the Dark
Sixty Million Dollar Man
Fight Back to School 1, 2 & 3

I've seen a couple of these, and they're pretty amusing.  Forbidden City Cop and The God of Cookery have their moments, too.   The latter being the absolutely gorgeous Karen Mok.   ;D


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2007, 10:42:51 AM »
I have a rather hard time enjoying kung fu movies ever since MMA came along and exposed Kung Fu as an innefective martial art. I really liked Kung Fu Hustle, though. And I still like the older Jackie Chan stunt fests.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2007, 10:56:17 AM »
Ed Wood.
For giving us Plan 9 From Outer Space!

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David Winters and Neil Sundstrom for giving us Space Mutiny!!

Gotta give credit where credit's due.   ;)


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2007, 12:24:30 PM »
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I have a rather hard time enjoying kung fu movies ever since MMA came along and exposed Kung Fu as an innefective martial art. I really liked Kung Fu Hustle, though

For the love of all thats holy i hope that was sarcasm


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2007, 03:05:15 PM »
John Woo for A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2007, 04:49:58 PM »
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I have a rather hard time enjoying kung fu movies ever since MMA came along and exposed Kung Fu as an innefective martial art. I really liked Kung Fu Hustle, though

For the love of all thats holy i hope that was sarcasm
No. I like kung fu movies better when I thought it sorta worked. Doesn't matter too much for comedies, fortunately.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »
my confusion is that you think MMA proved ANYTHING at all.  Let alone kung fu doesnt work.  MMA is a marketing sham.