NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

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In order:

1. John Ford
2. Ernst Lubitsch
3. Alfred Hitchcock
4. Howard Hawks
5. George Stevens
6. Anthony Mann
7. John Huston
8. Frank Capra
9. William Wyler
10. David Lean
11. Frank Borzage
12. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
13. Victor Fleming
14. Leo McCarey
15.Jean Renoir
15.5 Max Ophuls :roll:

Oh! The agony of decisions!

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After Stanley Kramer at #1, this is way too tough. Not that I'd ever kid our esteemed judge or anything!

I can't even decide if this would be easier or more difficult as "Best Director" rather than "Favorite Director."

My list may be full of qualifications like "Alfred Hitchcock--but only through THE BIRDS" or "Federico Fellini--but only until Sandra Milo gets down from the train in 8 1/2, after which he drops to the other kind of list."
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Great idea:

1.- William Wyler
2.- Billy Wilder
3.- Frank Borzage
4.- Rouben Mamoulian
5.- Howard Hawks
6.- King Vidor
7.- George Stevens
8.- George Cukor
9.- Josef Von Sternberg
10.- Erich Von Stroheim
11.- Max Ophuls
12.- Fritz Lang
13.- F.W. Murnau
14.- John Ford
15.- Preston Sturges
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Yo, JF -- At this rate, it's going to take you longer to make your list than it takes Terrence Malick to make a film!

MissG -- I'm shocked, shocked...no Joseph Mankiewicz?
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Here are my picks:

1 David Lean
2 Alfred Hitchcock
3 William Wyler
4 Ernst Lubitsch
5 FW Murnau
6 King Vidor
7 Michael Powell
8 William Dieterle
9 Clarence Brown
10 Ozu Yasujiro
11 Max Ophuls
12 Akira Kurasowa
13 Billy Wilder
14 Carol Reed
15 Howard Hawks
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ChiO wrote:Yo, JF -- At this rate, it's going to take you longer to make your list than it takes Terrence Malick to make a film!

MissG -- I'm shocked, shocked...no Joseph Mankiewicz?
Oh, heck.

And I see now I also forgot David Lean. SCRATCH.
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I forgot Ernst Lubistch and David Lean and William Dieterle!
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I forgot Joe Mankiewicz! I can't believe I did that!
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1. Federico Fellini
2. Michael Powell
3. Jean Cocteau
4. King Vidor
5. David Lean
6. Billy Wilder
7. Spike Lee
8. Alfred Hitchcock
9. Akira Kurasowa
10. Martin Scorsese
11. Ingmar Bergman
12. F. W. Murnau
13. Francois Truffaut
14. Vincent Minnelli
15. Josef von Sternberg

I had to cut:

Jim Jarmusch, Marcel Carne, DeSica, Visconti (I might push him back up), George Cukor, William Wyler, Wim Wenders, Lewis Milestone, Francis Ford Coppola. I'm just beginning to discover and appreciate Borzage, and suspect in another year he'd make my top 15. I'm toying with Orson Welles and George Stevens...
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Hi there ChiO...here is my submission, ranked in order, of fifteen of my favorite directors. I'd sit at the feet of any one of them and their editors:

1. Alfred Hitchcock
2. William Wyler
3. Billy Wilder
4. George Stevens
5. Preston Sturges
6. Howard Hawks
7. George Cukor
8. John Huston
9. William Wellman
10. Joseph Manckiewicz
11. Claude Chabrol
12. Vittorio DeSica
13. Pedro Almodovar
14. Quentin Tarrantino
15. Martin Scorsese

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D'oh!

Not to worry. One's list can be amended up to the cut-off.

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Chico-It's of the top of my head, so I might have missed someone

1-Michael Curtiz
2-John Ford
3-Anthony Mann
4-Howard Hawks
5-Frank Capra
6-Charlie Chaplin
7-Mark Sandrich
8-David Lean
9-Alfred Hitchcock
10-Gene Kelly
11-Buster Keaton
12-George Stevens
13-Lewis Gilbert
14-Andrew V Maclaglen
15-Michael Anderson
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