Author Topic: The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!  (Read 11935 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

NEON MERCURY

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3853
  • Respect: +16
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« on: June 01, 2003, 09:57:38 PM »
0
I just wanted to get fellow board members' picks of their favorite film by the following directors that have their own forum.  This way it is more easier-than navigating  between those forums just to find this info-and I would simply like to know why __________-is your favorite film rather than a poll.  Something concise and to the point.  This will help me/and others to try to see other and more films by these directors and also what some say will and should have influence on us to understand why you like that/a particular film more than another.  I know that everyone here has a great knowledge of film and share alot of the same tastes...so...what you all have to say matters.  Also, if anyone could make a broader list-feel free-you can edit your post  to include knew inductees (and the like).    Thank you.

Paul Thomas Anderson-Magnolia-  The William H. Macy bar scene alongside Supertramp-he is this film.

Wes Anderson-Bottle Rocket-  Short, sweet, and damn funny-you pick up something new each time-hotel scenes rule.

The Coen Brothers-Fargo-  Wierd, funny, sick, depressing so many moods in one film-Buscemi's best(imo)

Cameron Crowe-Almost Famous-  Never in a million years could i think someone could pull this very personale film off so well-good music and Billy Crudup.

David Fincher-Fight Club-  It is a film w/so many ideas it cannot be crammed in it's running time to explain it all-great effects, acting,lensing, and always re-watchable.

Stanley Kubrick-2001:  A Space Odyssey-  Without hardly any dialouge this film manages to keep everyone's attention-cool visuals-a master's finest piece of art.

David Lynch-Mulholland Drive-  Thank the Heavens that the pilot was rejected or we would have seen this puzzle that reveals clues EVERY time you watch it-damn dream sequence between the two guys in the restuarant  talking while the camera floats around them still chills me-underrated Watts perform. also.

Martin Scorsese-Gangs of New York-  Finally after all these years it's here... then gone-UNDERRATED AS ANY FILM COULD/EVER BE-scenes that give chills just typing this-and the best acting job by Daniel that I have ever seen-cannot wait till July 1 to get this.

Steven Soderbergh-Traffic-  I love the way each color palette represents different scenes-Del Toro's damn amazing-eerie score-scarily true film-also, a nice ending.

Steven Spielberg-Minority Report-  Something about this premise of the film that got me-cinematography is flawless-Tom C. deserves(as always) the A-list  status-keeps you guessing until the end-nice special efects-perfect package of a film.

Quentin Tarantino-Jackie Brown-  Music is so great in this film-awesome dialouge-great intro/outro-funny-damn funny film-the film oozes cool.

godardian

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3733
  • Respect: +6
    • Trappings
Re: The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2003, 10:31:01 PM »
0
Paul Thomas Anderson- Magnolia

I think this is really his best film yet. It just crystallizes his style and themes up to that point in a way that is very, very impressive and very, very moving, not to mention unique.

Wes Anderson- The Royal Tenenbaums

Ditto for above. Anderson perfecting and expanding upon the themes/style that have come before. Will The Life Aquatic be his Punch-Drunk Love?

The Coen Brothers- Barton Fink

I've said it before and I've said it again: "Are you in pictures?" "Don't be silly." Brilliant. Nothing quite like it in the history of cinema.

Cameron Crowe- Almost Famous

I'm not a big Crowe fan. I found this the most enjoyable of what I've seen.

David Fincher- The Game

It's the least bad of all of his, I suppose.

Stanley Kubrick- A Clockwork Orange

It's hard to choose with him, but this is the first film that comes to my mind when I hear his name.

David Lynch- Mulholland Drive

With Blue Velvet a close second. Mulholland has Naomi Watts and more dream-logic emotion, though.

Martin Scorsese- Taxi Driver

Perfect and beautiful and alive. Anyone who's ever felt despair in a big city can relate (if not as grand a scale).

Steven Soderbergh- Sex, Lies, and Videotape

I've liked him off and on, but not really a die-hard fan.

Steven Spielberg- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Seriously. He really should stick to the whiz-bang pulp stuff, and this is his pulpiest film.

Quentin Tarantino- Jackie Brown

His most mature work, in every respect. I love the title character and Pam Grier's performance, too. He really tempers all the bad-ass stuff (which could've become boring at this point) with some real tenderness towards some of the characters. I appreciated that, and I thought the movie just worked remarkably well.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

Stay informed on protecting your freedom of speech and civil rights.

Duck Sauce

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1986
  • Respect: +4
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2003, 11:13:42 PM »
0
ill stick to the template, parameters are good, keeps things from going overboard....

Paul Thomas Anderson - Boogie Nights - One of the funniest movies I have ever seen and the style won me over. The people are also as interesting as the Porn industry.

Wes Anderson - The Royal Tenenbaums - Very thick atmosphere, intriguing characters, slightly edges out bottle rocket, humor.

The Coen Brothers - Big Lebowski - Because I love the early 90s

Cameron Crowe - Vanilla Sky - I like trying to figure out movies even if i cant. its a shame it had to be explained so bluntly at the end, but still my fav

David Fincher-Fight Club - Makes you want to get in a fight

Stanley Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange - Tough one to call, because I like almost all of them but this is the first one I saw and the only movie to give me serious nightmares.

David Lynch - Mulholland Drive - Thank god the pilot got canned is right. Otherwise the show would have been canceled after its 3rd episode and we'd never see the rest. Creepy.

Martin Scorsese - Casino - Las Vegas is interesting, but only on celluloid

Steven Soderbergh - Traffic - ummm... the mind blowing special effects?

Steven Spielberg - ET - because

Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction - Im tired of trying to explain why I like movies

godardian

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 3733
  • Respect: +6
    • Trappings
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2003, 12:39:49 AM »
0
Quote from: Duck Sauce


The Coen Brothers - Big Lebowski - Because I love the early 90s



That's the perfect reason. That's really the way I've come to see that this film "fits" into their oeuvre; whatever time/place they choose to delve into, they create this perfectly skewered semotic system within the film that evokes that time and place absolutely and brilliantly. They're really, really good at it. I wonder if they actually do research, or if all this stuff is just in their heads? It amazes me, sometimes.
""Money doesn't come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it's all that I am." - Morrissey

"Lacan stressed more and more in his work the power and organizing principle of the symbolic, understood as the networks, social, cultural, and linguistic, into which a child is born. These precede the birth of a child, which is why Lacan can say that language is there from before the actual moment of birth. It is there in the social structures which are at play in the family and, of course, in the ideals, goals, and histories of the parents. This world of language can hardly be grasped by the newborn and yet it will act on the whole of the child's existence."

Stay informed on protecting your freedom of speech and civil rights.

children with angels

  • The Return Threshold
  • ****
  • Posts: 811
  • Respect: +6
    • The Lesser Feat (blog)
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2003, 05:09:04 AM »
0
PTA - Magnolia (The film I relate to most in the world)

WES ANDERSON - Rushmore (Relate to it more than Tenenbaum's and it's funnier. Haven't seen Bottle Rocket)

COEN BROS - Barton Fink (It's the ending that gets me too. And I relate to it in a very self-indulgent writer way. [Fink not the Coens])

CAMERON CROWE - Say Anything (Boombox moment: ultimate hopeless teenage love gesture. Optimism as a revolutionary act.)

FINCHER - Fight Club (Exhilarating, fascinating art. All it's contradictions only make it better for me. Love the book too - not half as complex as the movie though.)

KUBRICK - 2001 (The meaning of life in a movie.)

LYNCH - Lost Highway (The most consistent mood of a Lynch film in my opinon. Narrative clicks. Astounding final image.)

SCORCESE - Taxi Driver (Catcher in the Rye. Wanting innocence in Hell)

SODERBERGH - Schizopolis (Hilarious, anarchic, endlessly watchable. I've never been moved by one of his films, so I'd rather go for the most entertaining to me)

SPIELBERG - Raiders of the Lost Ark (Similar theory to Godardian, only I much prefer the original. I do think he's truly great at this kind of film though.)

TARANTINO - Pulp Fiction (Partly for nostalgia - haven't watched it forever.)
"Should I bring my own chains?"
"We always do..."

http://www.alternatetakes.co.uk/
http://thelesserfeat.blogspot.com/

oakmanc234

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 423
  • Respect: +3
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2003, 05:42:20 AM »
0
PTA- 'Punch-Drunk Love' (cult genuis, a cinephiles wet dream)

WES ANDERSON- 'The Royal Tenenbaums' (so different, such a nice fable)

THE COEN BROTHERS- 'O Brother Where Art Thou' (lots of Coen style fun)

CAMERON CROWE- 'Vanilla Sky' (a great ride)

DAVID FINCHER- 'Fight Club' (a real sledgehammer of a film, hip, twisted, dark, punchy)

STANLEY KUBRICK- 'A Clockwork Orange' (sooooooo good)

DAVID LYNCH- 'Wild At Heart' (one fucked up movie)

MARTIN SCORCESE- 'Gangs of New York' (under-rated as hell, big, stirring masterwork)

STEVEN SODERBERGH- 'Ocean's Eleven' (cooler than cool, near perfect ending)

STEVEN SPIELBERG- 'Jaws' (no explanation needed)

QUENTIN TARANTINO- 'Pulp Fiction' (nuff said)
'Welcome the Thunderdome, bitch'

phil marlowe

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1437
  • Respect: +1
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2003, 08:25:06 AM »
0
paul thomas anderson - magnolia - cuz no movie has ever hit me that hard

wes anderson - the royal tenenbaums - not a major fan but his movie has a caracter named eli cash

cameron crowe - almost famous - perfect. touching and funny in so many ways. vanilla sky eats of its ass.

david fincher - se7en - very well done in its story and just sucks you in. dark as the soul of tony blair.

stanley kubrick - 2001 - visually... yeah you properbly know.

david lynch - mulholland drive - david lynch is the only director able to fullt capture the essence of dreams and makes one of the most haunting and desturbing caracter studies ever.

martin scorsese - goodfellas - best gangster movie ive ever seen. perfect in every way.

steven soderberg - traffic - perfect but does she have to be pregnant?

steven spielberg - minority report - because its a masterpiece and the best movie of 2001 and mybe the best scifi thriller ever.

quentin tarantino - pulp fiction - great caracters and dialogue an allround memorable as hell. very very very powerfull writing.

SoNowThen

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 4536
  • Respect: +9
    • 24/30 Cinema
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2003, 10:20:27 AM »
0
PTA - Magnolia. It's huge, it's long, it's an epic... about regular people over the course of one day. Perfect paradox. Bursting with beautiful (almost melodramatic) emotion throughout. First quality film to actually show a Christian character praying in a realistic way, and trying so hard to live according to the teachings of the good Book. Also, I'm a sucker for huge dolly/zoom shots.

Wes Anderson - Rushmore. It's funny. So funny. And full of bitter angst, in the cutest possible way. "I wrote a hit play" -- a perfectly good reason to enjoy a drink.

Coen Bros - The Big Lebowski. Hilarious. Goodman is a force. Dialogue like I've never heard: "Dude, the Chinaman is not the issue. And also, Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature -- Asian American, please." (if I fucked that quote up a bit, I apologize)

Cameron Crowe - Almost Famous. I feel so bad for hating this when I first saw it. Yes, overly sentimental, but its heart grows on you with each viewing. Way more about unrequited love than music, but that's cool. Seriously one of the greatest soundtracks ever.

Finch - Fight Club. This is the only Fincher film I like, and I still put him with the other top directors from this gen. Absolutely everything in this movie worked pitch-perfect for me. One of the rare films I could watch everyday.

Stanley Kubrick - A Clockwork Orange. This movie is hardcore. And the best example for perfect zoom use.

Lynch - Lost Highway. A naked Patricia Arquette. Nuff said.

Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver. The perfect film. Best acting performance ever. Raging Bull could be argued, but I just relate to this one more: being in the big city, alone, hating everyone and hating yourself. And being really horny. And wanting to save people who don't want your help. Damn. And I do believe that the "Late For The Sky" scene is my favorite movie moment. Just the greatest mid-point scene, that in anybody else's hands would not have worked. But Marty takes a nothing scene, DeNiro acts an impossible bit of writing from Schrader, yet Paul has put so much raw emotion into that scene, that actor and director can reach the sublime.

Steve Soderberg - The Limey. It's just a good little crime film.

The 'Berg - Jaws. Okay, I admit, this is the ONE and ONLY film of his that got any response from me whatsoever. I'm still scared of sharks.

QT - Jackie Brown. Man, I guess everyone said it. Just seems to be his smoothest.
Those who say that the totalitarian state of the Soviet Union was not "real" Marxism also cannot admit that one simple feature of Marxism makes totalitarianism necessary:  the rejection of civil society. Since civil society is the sphere of private activity, its abolition and replacement by political society means that nothing private remains. That is already the essence of totalitarianism; and the moralistic practice of the trendy Left, which regards everything as political and sometimes reveals its hostility to free speech, does nothing to contradict this implication.

When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

eward

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2825
  • Respect: +18
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2003, 11:09:52 AM »
0
PTA - MAGNOLIA.  truly came from his heart, good or bad, but you can feel it in every frame.  he may make more great ones but he'll never top it.

WES ANDERSON - BOTTLE ROCKET.  I dont know why, just got the most out of me.

CAMERON CROWE - SAY ANYTHING.  Everything in this film is dead on perfect.

DAVID FINCHER - SE7EN.  Shook me up.

KUBRICK - DR. STRANGELOVE.  His best work (with clockwork orange, 2001, and eyes wide shut not far behind).  brilliant in every respect, funny as hell, had a hell of alot of balls for a picture at that time, and one of the ten greatest ever made.

LYNCH - ERASERHEAD.  I couldn't stop thinking about it and i fucking love the hairdoo.

SCORSESE - RAGING BULL.  The acting, direction, everything is pure cinema.  The fight scenes are incredible...just everything.  one of my favorite pictures - scorsese has come close to topping this, but not quite...

SODERBEGH - SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE.  One of the most brilliant debuts in cinema....

SPIELBERG - A tie between SCHINDLER'S LISTand CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND...the two stories he was born to tell.....

TARANTINO - PULP FICTION.  Jackie Brown is fucking great but other directors could have made a great picture out of that too - nobody but Tarantino could have done Pulp Fiction and made it as good.....
"Do you laugh at jealousy?"

"No, I don't even laugh at seasickness! I happen to regard jealousy as the seasickness of passion."

eward

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 2825
  • Respect: +18
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2003, 11:15:02 AM »
0
OH, I FORGOT THE COENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL - A TIE BETWEEN THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE AND FARGO - TOO TIRED TO EXPLAIN.
"Do you laugh at jealousy?"

"No, I don't even laugh at seasickness! I happen to regard jealousy as the seasickness of passion."

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
re
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2003, 01:06:59 PM »
0
PTA - Magnolia.  I connected with this film the third time I saw it and have loved it since.  I love every character.  I feel like I know them on a personal level.  They're become my friends, so to speak.  

Wes Anderson - Rushmore.  This movie, while not as polished as Royal Tennenbaums, tugs at something in me...The theme of teen alienation and confused leadership...it really captures the teen experience well.  If I had to pick a movie character that was most like me, I'd say it was Max Fischer.  

Coen Bros - O Brother Where Art Thou.  As a music nut and fairly into bluegrass, this movie connected with me more than their other movies.  It's also their sweetest and funniest, I feel.  Beautiful visuals too.  

Cameron Crowe - Vanilla Sky. The only Crowe movie I enjoy, really.  His style doesn't appeal to me but this movie was genuinely creepy at times and Tom Cruise's performance was pretty damn good.

Finch - Fight Club. Definitely encourages its way of life, as Ducksauce pointed out...a little pseudo-intellectual, but still entertaining and it uses an original style of storytelling.

Stanley Kubrick - Full Metal Jacket.  The only Kubrick movie that contains a protoganist that I could identify with.  And really awesome visuals and emotions, especially towards the end.  I am one of the few that likes the second half better.

Lynch - Mulholland Drive.  Naomi Watts.  Nuff said.

Martin Scorsese - Age of Innocence.  Great storytelling, pure and simple.

Steve Soderberg - Traffic.  i liked this film.  I was familiar with a lot of the locales where it was shot, and so I'm a little biased towards it.  

The 'Berg - I enjoyed Amistad.  But I also like the Indiana Jones movies and of course Jaws.  

QT - Pulp Fiction.  Just for the Golden Watch vignette which is absolutely fucking brilliant
i wanna lick 'em.

Duck Sauce

  • The Master of Two Worlds
  • *****
  • Posts: 1986
  • Respect: +4
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2003, 01:31:34 PM »
0
this thread is funner to fill out then to actually read

Rudie Obias

  • The Magic Flight
  • ****
  • Posts: 655
  • Respect: +1
    • RudieObias.com
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2003, 01:59:46 PM »
0
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON - MAGNOLIA  
this is number one on my all time top 10 list.  you know why it's so good!

WES ANDERSON -  RUSHMORE
i still think max ficsher is the best character in all motion picture.

THE COEN BROTHERS -  O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
I love the look and the feel of this film.  very entertaining and very fuckin' clever!

CAMERON CROWE -  ALMOST FAMOUS
very well told and very well done.

DAVID FINCHER -  SE7EN
good film, out of all of his films i think this is his best

STANLEY KUBRICK -  FULL METAL JACKET
i really like the way it switched gears when they went to vietnam

DAVID LYNCH -  sorry to say but i haven't gotten into david lynch yet.  i know i should be hey!  what are you gonna do?  you guys don't even have any wong kar-wai post!!

MARTIN SCORSESE -  CASINO
it's long and epic.  took GOODFELLAS one step further.  

STEVEN SODERBEGH -  OCEAN'S 11
the most entertaining film i have seen in years.  very classy!

STEVEN SPIELBERG -  JAWS
good film, i think it's his best of the 70s.

QUENTIN TARANTINO -  JACKIE BROWN
the most mature work.  really fuckin' cool!  and i love the music!
\"a pair of eyes staring at you, projected on a large screen is what cinema is truly about.\" -volker schlöndorff

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
The Film I like Most by ________ _______ and Why!
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2003, 02:04:22 PM »
0
Quote from: Duck Sauce
this thread is funner to fill out then to actually read


indeed.
i wanna lick 'em.

pookiethecat

  • The Meeting with the Goddess
  • ***
  • Posts: 382
  • Respect: 0
re
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2003, 02:15:01 PM »
0
though i hope my post didn't prompt that comment, ducksauce.  ha...
i wanna lick 'em.

 

DMCA & Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy