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  • Charlize Theron Fan
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    #131852

    I rewatched Doubt earlier today and I found it to be a movie that had a strong cast and an impeccable script, but the film was just so shoddily directed and so inconsistent throughout.

    I was not surprised to discover that the director was John Patrick Shanley who also wrote the play/film and didn’t have much experience as a director.

    While I think Doubt is a good film, I feel it would have been much better in another director’s hands. Do you agree? If yes, who would you have chosen to helm it?

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    Big Explosions
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    I wasn’t a fan of DOUBT and I also had a lot of issues with the direction. With a stronger vision it could have been a much more complex and interesting film.

    There’s no way he would EVER touch this material, but my choice would be Martin Scorsese. He’s made Christianity-themed films before and would probably bring a lot of cinematic flare to this as well.

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    Actriz
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    John Wells.

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    Actriz
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    But seriously, my vote would be Paul Thomas Anderson. It would have been a return to the ensemble character dramas he became famous for, and he’s no stranger to challenging, compelling themes. Hell, the movie even had Phillip Seymour Hoffman. PTA would’ve made it a brilliant film.

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    Beau S.
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    #131857

    I would have loved to see one of the New Hollywood-era filmmakers take on this story, especially considering it takes place in the 1960’s.

    William Friedkin maybe, or Peter Bogdanovich.

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    Eddy Q
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    #131858

    Bennett Miller brought great subtlety and a sense of foreboding to Capote, as well as superb handling of actors. He could’ve brought the same to Doubt.

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    Renaton
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    I actually don’t see PTA for this film. It’s an emsemble, but Anderson is the kind of director that likes to do films that he has complete control over. Even his Pynchon adaptation is said to have some of his own vision there. A studio film based on award-winning material starring Meryl Streep? Doesn’t sound like him.

    I think Clint Eastwood could’ve done it.  

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    Jackson B
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    i agree Doubt needing another director.  as did Iron Lady and many other Meryl movies. 

    I cant wait until we get Meryl paired with an amazing aclaimed director again.  Martin S needs to get a movie together that could have Meryl in it.  I would love for meryl to work with Curtis Hanson again.  David Fincher?  I need a new straight up thriller with Meryl.  Hell even a horror film. 

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    Logan
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    Douglas McGrath could have worked/has shown he knows how to work with actors and interiors (watch his handling of the prison cell scenes in Infamous,).

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    #131862

    Demme? Gus Van Sant? I think either of them could have done some good things with the material. I do think Doubt was fine, and worked better on DVD than the big screen, but could have used some improvements.

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    TomHardys
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    #131863

    Todd Haynes maybe?

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    Todd Haynes was really my first thought. 

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    dude93
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    I don’t get why everyone hates on the film version of Doubt. What was wrong with Shanley’s direction exactly? And also what’s with the Streep hate in her performance as Sr Aloysius? People call it OTT and hammy; did anyone see Cherry Jones in her Tony-winning performance on Broadway in the original production of the play? Not calling her performance hammy, but it was downright out there in your face, telling the world that she was going to take down this priest no matter what… She was breathtaking in the role… What did Streep do that made it so bad? 

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    I’ve streered clear of this film due to the negative reaction, but would this have been a good job for Sam Mendes?

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    #131867

    I am actually one of the few (it seems) on here that liked Meryl in Doubt. I didn’t think it was a bad performance. I think her character needed to be larger than life. Everyone was supposed to live in fear of her so if she had been shy & reserved, would it have worked?

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