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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2007, 06:14:40 PM »
  Kubrick's tops on my list, but Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Preston Sturges (just for Sullivan's Travels, but he has other great ones) and I'll include Hayao Miyazaki as possibly the best animation director ever. He's still working, so maybe a subset of still active directors would include Spielberg, Scorcese, Eastwood and maybe Woody Allen, although his current work doesn't match up to his earlier stuff.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2007, 06:34:17 PM »
ill second miyazaki.  Ill go one step further and throw him into the best of all time category.  :)


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2007, 07:58:47 PM »
Stanley Kubrick (2001, A Clockwork Orange)
Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window, Vertigo)
Joel Cohen (Raising Arizona, Big Lebowski)
Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Brazil) (definately not counting "Brothers Grimm" or "Tideland")

Those are my favourites that I can think of now. 
Honourable mentions go to Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles), and Senior Spielbergo (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws). 


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2007, 08:00:33 PM »
  Kubrick's tops on my list, but Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Preston Sturges (just for Sullivan's Travels, but he has other great ones)...

I think Preston Sturges is fantastic.  Sullivan's Travels may be his best work, but I really love Palm Beach Story and The Lady Eve too.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2007, 10:14:05 PM »
my confusion is that you think MMA proved ANYTHING at all.  Let alone kung fu doesnt work.  MMA is a marketing sham. 
Wasted some time and money on Wing Chun lessons, did we?  ;D
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2007, 06:46:53 AM »
My all-time favorite horror movie director:

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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2007, 08:45:31 AM »
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Wasted some time and money on Wing Chun lessons, did we? 

actually no.  It has absolutely nothing to do with style.  It has everything to do with how its taught.  Even MMA can be good if its a good teacher.  I have taken Shodokahn karate  (I butchered the spelling but dont care) 

www.SKA.org

I currently take karate from a guy who has mixed it with some korean forms, he calls it universal karate-do.  which is a really crappy name if you know anything about anything but he teaches the actual class well. 

while im deployed out here in the desert i have been taking shorinji kempo taught by one of our japanese allies.  Which by the way has been an amazingly cool experience for me. 

I have seen effective martial arts on ALL ends of the spectrums, kung fu included.  There is no one supiorer style.  Sorry thats just the way it is.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2007, 02:37:35 PM »
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Wasted some time and money on Wing Chun lessons, did we? 

actually no.  It has absolutely nothing to do with style.  It has everything to do with how its taught.  Even MMA can be good if its a good teacher.  I have taken Shodokahn karate  (I butchered the spelling but dont care) 

www.SKA.org

I currently take karate from a guy who has mixed it with some korean forms, he calls it universal karate-do.  which is a really crappy name if you know anything about anything but he teaches the actual class well. 

while im deployed out here in the desert i have been taking shorinji kempo taught by one of our japanese allies.  Which by the way has been an amazingly cool experience for me. 

I have seen effective martial arts on ALL ends of the spectrums, kung fu included.  There is no one supiorer style.  Sorry thats just the way it is.


A karateka! You will like this video.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/aaCZ3amOm_U" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/aaCZ3amOm_U</a>
P.S. I never said there was one superior style. That's kinda the point of MIXED martial arts, isn't it? There are definitely crappy styles of martial arts out there, however. That's what this is about.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2007, 02:43:41 PM »
uh i cant watch videos out here man.  sorry i might be able to view it in 4 months. 

still all the guys who claim to practice MMA i have meant have been knuckle dragging lunkheads who want to be tough.  Kung fu works as does other things.  thats my point.  I never beleived in kung fu by the way until my dad (who has done karate for about 30 years) showed me some things.  He is also a cop in a very tough part of the country so he has a lot of "practical" self defense as well.  Dont get confused just like the knuckle draggin morons who think that only grappling or MMA or whatever they do is the "REAL" way to fight i have met some people who are so in love with martial arts movies that they lose all practical sense when watching their "masters" show them the one touch deathstrike in their so called kung fu class.  it goes both ways. 


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2007, 02:54:18 PM »
uh i cant watch videos out here man.  sorry i might be able to view it in 4 months. 

still all the guys who claim to practice MMA i have meant have been knuckle dragging lunkheads who want to be tough.  Kung fu works as does other things.  thats my point.  I never beleived in kung fu by the way until my dad (who has done karate for about 30 years) showed me some things.  He is also a cop in a very tough part of the country so he has a lot of "practical" self defense as well.  Dont get confused just like the knuckle draggin morons who think that only grappling or MMA or whatever they do is the "REAL" way to fight i have met some people who are so in love with martial arts movies that they lose all practical sense when watching their "masters" show them the one touch deathstrike in their so called kung fu class.  it goes both ways. 

Wow, ad hominem city. What does it say about your argument when you have to resort to ignorant stereotypes? Knuckle dragging morons? First off, it's untrue. Second, it's irrelevant. For this particular argument, I care who wins the fight, not who can solve a sudoku faster. And as far as the fight goes, I will believe it when I see it, and I have yet to see someone win a fight with straight up kung fu. Ever. Ever ever ever. I have seen them get completely brutalized and humiliated, however.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2007, 02:59:47 PM »
Eh im done with this.  Neither of us can really prove this point to the other.  I dont know what style you practice you dont know what i know.  I am all for argument in the usually sense but this is something that really needs to be "shown" to the other.  I realized it was a sterotype, but those are also the types of people i have yet met.  I havent met any nice ones.  sorry man. 


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2007, 03:02:32 PM »
Eh im done with this.  Neither of us can really prove this point to the other.  I dont know what style you practice you dont know what i know.  I am all for argument in the usually sense but this is something that really needs to be "shown" to the other.  I realized it was a sterotype, but those are also the types of people i have yet met.  I havent met any nice ones.  sorry man. 

True, the only way to prove it would be to test it emprically. If only someone would set up a tournament where people of all styles could fight each other to determine the best... I'd call it "Ultimate Fighting," cause it'd ultimately settle the question. Or better yet, "mixed martial arts" cause it's like you're mixing all the martial arts together. One can only dream.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2007, 03:20:51 PM »
yeah if only thats what they "really" did and not just get a bunch of guy together to make the gracies look good.

Id also like to point out there are a large amount "rules"

Butting with the head.
Eye gouging of any kind.
Biting.
Hair pulling.
Fish hooking.
Groin attacks of any kind.
Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent. (see Gouging)
Small joint manipulation.
Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
Grabbing the clavicle.
Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
Stomping a grounded opponent.
Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver)
Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.

there are ten others that i didnt include cause they arent really attack limiting.

this is a pretty good article on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC

I would like to say i like the pride fights sometimes though.


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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2007, 03:31:19 PM »
yeah if only thats what they "really" did and not just get a bunch of guy together to make the gracies look good.

Id also like to point out there are a large amount "rules"

Butting with the head.
Eye gouging of any kind.
Biting.
Hair pulling.
Fish hooking.
Groin attacks of any kind.
Putting a finger into any orifice or into any cut or laceration on an opponent. (see Gouging)
Small joint manipulation.
Striking to the spine or the back of the head. (see Rabbit punch)
Striking downward using the point of the elbow. (see Elbow (strike))
Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea.
Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh.
Grabbing the clavicle.
Kicking the head of a grounded opponent.
Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent.
Stomping a grounded opponent.
Kicking to the kidney with the heel.
Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck. (see piledriver)
Throwing an opponent out of the ring or fenced area.
Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent.

there are ten others that i didnt include cause they arent really attack limiting.

this is a pretty good article on it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC

I would like to say i like the pride fights sometimes though.
Yeah, the UFC has rules now. What's your point? Are you saying you can only win a fight with Kung Fu if you can bite people and poke their eyes? Sounds real useful. By the way my little sister knows how to do that.

They didn't always have rules, by the way. Where were the kung fu practitioners then? Oh that's right. Getting choked out by Royce "The Crappy Gracie" Gracie.
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Re: Who are the greatest directors of all time?
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2007, 03:39:00 PM »
sigh what are you talking about man?

There were no kung fu guys who knew what they were doing in UFC.  thats my point.  further it generally not considered kosher to fight in tourneys by some schools. 

again what do you practice?