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« on: May 03, 2003, 07:30:43 AM »
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I want to ask, and I have mentioned this before, why only american directors get their own category? Are David Fincher or Cameron Crowe (and others) really more important filmmakers than, let's say, Fellini, Truffaut, Tarkovsky, Godard and Antonioni?

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2003, 07:37:32 AM »
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everyone confuses the directorial forums with a ranking list. so to you; its not. the forums is based on the amount of debate possible.

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2003, 07:57:31 AM »
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I see. But: how can you debate more about Crowe than about Fellini?

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2003, 08:00:44 AM »
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we have a banner on a crowe fansite.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2003, 08:03:49 AM »
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well, in all honesty, more people here are familiar with and have better access to Crowe's work rather than Fellini's. I think the main purpose of the director's forums is to let people know what each filmmaker is up to and to report news of upcoming projects, thanks to Mac. Save Kubrick, all the other directors who have forums are alive and working. i think we should keep the discussion on the dead guys in the general directors thread.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2003, 11:01:01 AM »
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Quote from: chriskelvin
I want to ask, and I have mentioned this before, why only american directors get their own category? Are David Fincher or Cameron Crowe (and others) really more important filmmakers than, let's say, Fellini, Truffaut, Tarkovsky, Godard and Antonioni?


This is why:
http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1037

Look at the first sentences of the first two threads. Cinefile was surprised no one made a thread about Fellini and Ghostboy was surprired no one had responded. The thread doesn't go past two pages.

Antonioni's thread as mainly a discussion between you and Gold Trumpet.

Fellini's thread went a page and one post and was mainly about film recommendations.

And so on. So it's not about 'more important', like life, it's a popularity contest.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2003, 11:22:33 AM »
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I say kill 2 to 3 director forums, like Wes Anderson, The Coen Brother, and Cameron Crowe and just regard all talk about them to the regular director thread. Even more maybe seeing the limited traffic they all get, besides PTA's. Then I say create a forum for foreign filmmakers specificially and promote the idea of more talk for filmmakers outside the US. What you would have is a good number of famous US directors still open for general director talk and a new area for foreign directors in hope it can spark some interest, and at least represent a portion of the people that visit this forum.

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2003, 12:40:35 PM »
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Fincher and Lynch should definitely be taken off before any of the others are taken off...imo.

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2003, 01:23:53 PM »
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Yeah, we mos def have too many diretor sections...

Id like to add that the last one that should ever be taken off  is the PTA one. Remember our roots.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2003, 01:31:53 PM »
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Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I say kill 2 to 3 director forums, like Wes Anderson, The Coen Brother, and Cameron Crowe


Quote from: Phil Marlowe
we have a banner on a crowe fansite.


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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2003, 04:38:23 PM »
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Alright, I understand. Nevertheless, I would argue that this board harbours enough cinephiles who know "foreign" filmmakers' works very well. Maybe the "popularity" of some categories could be explained by the simple fact that they are on the forum index, whereas others lead their forgotten lives somewhere in the shadows where they are easily overseen unless some people show real interest in  them.

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2003, 05:44:53 PM »
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I have to say that I agree with chris on this: It seems that most people here are familliar with one "foreign" director or another. Maybe you could do it by areasrather than just "foreigner": western european directors, scandinavian , eastern european, asian.....

What about ridley scott, he's pretty popular.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2003, 06:08:02 PM »
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What about ridley scott, he's pretty popular.


lets not add foreign directors for the sake of adding foreign directors

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2003, 07:09:41 PM »
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rustinglass, one step at a time. You need to start out with general foreign category first and see how it runs before even beginning to go into categories. That only comes with great popularity of general one.

And yes, JB, under advertising purposes, Cameron Crowe should remain indefinitely. Fincher, Lynch or Speilberg could go too.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2003, 09:09:29 PM »
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Fincher, Lynch or Speilberg could go too.


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