Sunday, September 14, 2008

MY FAVOURITE FILMMAKERS OF ALL TIME - JUST A LIST TO WASTE OUR TIME

The following is my list of favourite filmmakers and my choice of their best work.

SATYAJIT RAY – PATHER PANCALI PT 1
MARTIN SCORSESE – TAXI DRIVER
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA - THE CONVERSATION
ZHANG YIMOU – RAISE THE RED LANTERN
CLINT EASTWOOD – PALE RIDER
LARS VON TRIER – BREAKING WAVES
JOHN BOORMAN – EXCALIBUR
AKIRA KUROSAWA – SEVEN SAMURAI
YASUJIRO OZU – TOKYO STORY
TOD BROWNING – DRACULA


These guys made masterpieces, but unfortunately, only one.

GUISEPPE TORNATORE – CINEMA PARADISO
ANN HUI – THE BOAT PEOPLE
GEORGE LUCAS - STAR WARS
COSTA GAVRAS - Z


These guys are good, but they just missed out on my top ten .

TSUI HARK – BUTTERFLY MURDERS
BUSTER KEATON – THE GENERAL
GEORGE MILLER – MAD MAX
SERGEI EISENSTEIN – BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN
LUC BESSON – BIG BLUE
RIDLEY SCOTT – BLADE RUNNER
FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT – DAY FOR NIGHT
ALFRED HITCHCOCK – PSYCHO
JOHN CARPENTER – HALLOWEEN
ROBERT WISE – THE HAUNTING
JAMES WHALE – FRANKENSTEIN
ORSON WELLES – OTHELLO
ROMAN POLANSKI – MACBETH
ERNST LUBITSCH - TO BE OR NOT TO BE
WOODY ALLEN - ANNIE HALL
MEL BROOKS - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
STANLEY KUBRICK - SPACE ODYSSEY: 2001
DAVID CRONENBERG - THE FLY
DAVID LEAN - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

My apologies to Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog, Rainer Fassbinder, Krystof Kieslowski, Ang Lee, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, King Hu, Teguh Karya and Frederico Fellini.

1 comment:

Steven said...

frank darabont...chris nolan...coen brothers...guy ritchie for lock stock not swept away...