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    Up until his win for The Departed in 2006, Martin Scorsese was often (and rightfully) cited as the most overdue (or greatest) living director who hadn’t won an Oscar.

    I wanted to make a poll, but it was pretty hard to narrow it down to only 10 options without excluding anybody that could easily be considered the most overdue.

    Who would you say is either the greatest living director or most overdue director for an Oscar in the directing field?

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    dannyboy.
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    Just English language? Otherwise its impossible..

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    Paul Thomas Anderson, surely.

    Granted, he’s not as old as Scorsese was when he won, but he’s been turning out quality pictures since the mid-90s.

    Other suggestions: David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, George Lucas.

    i’ll post more when I think of them 🙂
       

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    Excluding retired or inactive directors who haven’t yet won honorary ones, and limiting to Americans, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch are three major gaffes on the Academy’s part. I guess they all need to emulate Tom Hooper and make mediocre, middle-brow movies that foreground acting above more important elements of their films.

    Throw in Canadian and David Cronenberg should be front and center.

    If he ever returns to his Days of Heaven form, Terence Malick.

    Among those who have won writing Oscars, Quentin Tarantino and Alexander Payne.

    Not a huge fan, but Spike Lee will have adherents.        

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    Daniel B.
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    They don’t have to be American or English-language, for that matter.

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    Daniel B.
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    My personal choices: Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch. George Lucas deserves a special mention because I believe for Star Wars alone he should have an Oscar, but his directing output since then hasn’t exactly been award-worthy.

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    Scottferguson
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    Though it’s great that someone like Michael Haneke is out there this year, it’s tough to mention because the idea that Hou Hsiao-hsien or Abbas Kiarostami (who for me might be the two greatest directors currently making films apart from Alain Resnais), or Pedro Almodovar or Lars von Trier might someday make Oscar-friendly films (beyond writing and FL film) actually disturbs me – they’d be probably compromising too much.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Lars Von Trier

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    Excluding retired or inactive directors who haven’t yet won honorary ones, and limiting to Americans, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch are three major gaffes on the Academy’s part. I guess they all need to emulate Tom Hooper and make mediocre, middle-brow movies that foreground acting above more important elements of their films.

    Throw in Canadian and David Cronenberg should be front and center.

    If he ever returns to his Days of Heaven form, Terence Malick.

    Among those who have won writing Oscars, Quentin Tarantino and Alexander Payne.

    Not a huge fan, but Spike Lee will have adherents.        

    Some times I feel like you are in my head..

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Tarantino, for sure.

    And I might get slammed for this, but I’m longing for the day Tim Burton makes his Oscar-winning movie.

    The thing with them, though, is that their styles are so distinctly them.  In order for either of them to really gain awards traction, they have to make a movie that is very different from what they normally do, while still finding a way to add their touch.. 

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    Paul Thomas Anderson, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, Gus Van Sant, and Terence Malick

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    Scottferguson
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    CC – Tim Burton is an obvious choice – thx for catching that – likely others overlooked of his creativity

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    Imo no director is overdue for any Oscar. I think, “Hitchcock”,  Sidney Lumet, Kubrick, Orson Welles, Charlies Chaplin, Bunuel,  Akira Kurosawa , Mike Leigh, Fellini, Altman, Malick, Tarantino….I mean, the list goes on.

    They’ll win when they’re going to win, if ever.

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    [quote=”Scottferguson”]

    Excluding retired or inactive directors who haven’t yet won honorary ones, and limiting to Americans, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson and David Lynch are three major gaffes on the Academy’s part. I guess they all need to emulate Tom Hooper and make mediocre, middle-brow movies that foreground acting above more important elements of their films.

    Throw in Canadian and David Cronenberg should be front and center.

    If he ever returns to his Days of Heaven form, Terence Malick.

    Among those who have won writing Oscars, Quentin Tarantino and Alexander Payne.

    Not a huge fan, but Spike Lee will have adherents.        

    Some times I feel like you are in my head..[/quote]

    “Some times I feel like you are in my head..[/quote]   “

    You have my deepest sympathies, dannyboy.  

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    Tarantino. Fincher. PTA. Almodovar. Cuaron (who in my opnion should’ve won for ‘Children of Men’, and he wasn’t even nominated! Hopefully that’ll all change with ‘Gravity’).

    Those are a few that immediately come to mind.

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