NEW POLL! The SSO Favorite Director

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I must break from the maddening process of narrowing down my choices to comment on the brilliance of JackFavell's posts. I think Sally Brown could write the great American novel in the amount of time it's taking me to come up with my list.
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:D :D
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I'll play, although this not so subtle attempt to dominate the board with Orson Welles is fooling no one.

No Order:

Krzystof Kieslowski
Orson Welles (You didn't think I'd leave him out did you?)
Michael Powell
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Jean Renoir
Anthony Mann
Jacques Tourneur
Federico Fellini
Sam Peckinpah
Roberto Rossellini
Zhang Yimou
John Cassavetes
William A. Wellman
Mario Bava
Akira Kurosawa
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I'll play, although this not so subtle attempt to dominate the board with Orson Welles is fooling no one.


So, I'm not alone in this theory...... 8)

is there a union rep around?????
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Whatcha mean by that scurrilous remark casting doubt on my complete objectivity? Did I nominate any Welles movies as Favorite Screwball Comedy (Drat! Should've nominated THE TRIAL!) or Favorite Musical? Apology accepted.

I must admit to some surprise by one on your list (hint: between Cassavetes and Bava). Defying my expectations once again.
Everyday people...that's what's wrong with the world. -- Morgan Morgan
I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
Movies can only go forward in spite of the motion picture industry. -- Orson Welles
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And I missed Fritz Lang, even when I listed my 32. How could I?
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin
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ChiO wrote:(Personal secret subliminal message to MissG: FORTY GUNS...FORTY GUNS...Fuller is the best "F" director...absolutely the best....)
It's not getting through...lots of static on the "airwaves"...some Irishman is blocking the connection... :mrgreen:
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And I forgot Curtiz. :(
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Let the fireworks begin!!
1. Nicholas Ray
2. Jacques Tourneur
3. Alfred Hitchcock
4. Fritz Lang
5. Orson Welles
6. Edgar G. Ulmer
7. Don Siegel
8. Martin Scorsese
9. Vincente Minnelli
10. Roman Polanski
11. Samuel Fuller
12. Abel Ferrara
13. Elia Kazan
14. Robert Aldrich
15. Floyd Mutrux
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I knew that Mr. Siegel and Mr. Aldrich would finally make an appearance (and on whose list it would be).

Floyd Mutrix...somewhere Alan Freed, Dusty & Sweets are smilin'.
Everyday people...that's what's wrong with the world. -- Morgan Morgan
I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
Movies can only go forward in spite of the motion picture industry. -- Orson Welles
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Floyd Mutrix...somewhere Alan Freed, Dusty & Sweets are smilin'.
Yes, especially Dusty and Sweets McGee, which I watched last night (in 35mm) at the
Pacific Film Archive, utilizing the exact same print we used at the Roxie back in '96
when I revived it for a full week's run. It only gets better with each melancholy viewing.
Here's the only clip I could find on YouTube, one that features Billy Gray, the young actor
who played "Bud" on Father Knows Best in the 50s. He had come a long way, you might say.
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A fellow just hates to admit he's wrong. It takes a little courage to do it, and swallowing of pride, but it's one of the paths to wisdom. -- Jim Anderson
Everyday people...that's what's wrong with the world. -- Morgan Morgan
I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
Movies can only go forward in spite of the motion picture industry. -- Orson Welles
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"Boy, what a break, sweet and tender!" - James "Bud" Anderson, Jr. (Don't know if he was refering to Princess or Kitten.)
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do we have an "ugh" smilie??? ERK!!!! and UGH.


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Floyd Mutrix...somewhere Alan Freed, Dusty & Sweets are smilin'.

And me!!!! Remember, I love American Hot Wax. Speaking of which, Dewey when is your next film festival? Moraldo and I are looking forward to it!

Now back to directors!
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