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Greatest living filmmakers

Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by HysterikiLL, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. HysterikiLL

    HysterikiLL Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    Just a thought I had about the best film makers alive today. Obviously a subjective topic but in the spirit of the recent threads. I suppose it's born out of a sick feeling in my stomach every time I see an article on how 'successful' Brett Ratner is.

    It's free for interpretation. I don't mind if you limit it to greatest active filmmakers, or include all those who remain alive. Whatever. Here's my list.

    1. Jean-Luc Godard.
    2. Woody Allen.
    3. Eric Rohmer.
    4. David Lynch.
    5. Jacques Rivette.
    6. Martin Scorcese.
    7. Bernardo Bertolucci
    8. Oliver Stone.
    9. Werner Herzog.
    10. Francis Ford Coppola.

    I could throw in names like Spike Lee and Wong-Kar Wai, but I'm sure Q will have more than enough superlatives for the latter. If anything can be taken from this list, it's the suspicious fact that most of those guys have been chain-smoking since they were in kindergarten and still are in better health than me. Damn the French.


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