Choose a Favorite Director: Michael Powell vs. Billy Wilder

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#4 Billy Wilder & #5 Michael Powell

Poll ended at October 17th, 2011, 12:07 pm

#4 Billy Wilder
6
38%
#5 Michael Powell
10
63%
 
Total votes: 16

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Choose a Favorite Director: Michael Powell vs. Billy Wilder

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Gracious...this could be heated.

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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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What is going on here? Every vote I've cast has been the single vote against the other director's five! Oh, it's going to be a heartbreaker for me, this time around.
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This one is easy for me this time, much as I love Wilder, I adore Powell and I voted against Powell last round voting instead of Ophuls. I love the twists and turns of this contest.
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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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This one is easy for me, too. Powell is the only horse I have left in the race. Ophuls got my vote, too, last Round, but...yeah...I adore Powell.
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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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I haven't voted yet on this one. It's sort of past vs. present. Wilder belongs to my movie watching past...he was one of the first directors I became aware of and sought out all his movies. He brought a lot great moments through his films. But Powell/The Archers movies have grown so much in my appreciation, at least certain ones, and they appeal to my more emotional side right now.

Shall I be loyal or fickle? I'll have to think about that tomorrow.
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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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Billy Wilder was the first director I noticed and started to watch movies by, I feel I owe him a vote for that but he's against Powell and I love Powell.
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Sorry Wilder fans, after extensive research ... I think Powell is better all around than Wilder. I originally voted for Wilder and now sticking with Powell for good. Its too difficult for me to put it in words why I changed my vote.
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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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Powell takes me to another world, sometimes a world of chocolate box colours and sometimes a world of Britain between the wars. He just has the power to transport in nearly everything he does, maybe it's just for me and other directors do attain it but not consistently. Ophuls in another who has the film making skills to do this consistently. Billy Wilder is an excellent director who made one of my favourite movies Some Like it Hot and others but my feet are still firmly planted on the ground having watched them I might have been moved by an actor or actress but not by the director. Wilder and many onthers in this contest excellent but I've come to realise that a director like Powell does more and perhaps here I should give a nod to his most famous cameraman Jack Cardiff.

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It really is no contest for me. Nearly all of Powell's films impress me in one way or another. And while I love several of Wilder's films, his later work leaves me cold. I could never sit through Kiss Me Stupid or The Fortune Cookie again.
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Re: Round 3: SSO Favorite Director #4 Wilder & #5 Powell

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Wow! Powell continues to amaze (me, at least).
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Me too.
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