Home Forums Movies Which filmmaker among these has the greatest filmography overall??

Which filmmaker among these has the greatest filmography overall??

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 42 total)
Created
11 months ago
Last Reply
11 months ago
41
replies
4488
views
19
users
The2ndAvenger
8
Dan Backslide
7
Stank83
6
Which filmmaker among these has the greatest filmography overall??
Alfred Hitchcock
Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
Christopher Nolan
Akira Kurosawa
Federico Fellini
Ingmar Bergman
Orson Welles
John Ford
Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Profile picture
    The2ndAvenger
    Joined:
    Dec 5th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203511428

    Spielberg has too many bad films to have the best filmography (1941, Always, Crystal Skull, Amistad, The BFG, Ready Player One) 

    Among these, I’d say only 1941 and Always are actually bad. Crystal Skull is … well, contentious. The other 3 I’d argue are good.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Kelvin
    Joined:
    Mar 10th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203511466

    I need to see more from all of these but with what I’ve watched I’d say Ingmar Bergman.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    The2ndAvenger
    Joined:
    Dec 5th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203511543

    Nolan does not belong here. Period. That being said, Scorsese.

    The man has a freaking Wikipedia article about his filmmaking style. His films have 34 Oscar nominations and 10 wins. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He has a CBE for achievements in film. The BBC considers Memento, The Dark Knight, and Inception as among the 100 greatest films of the 21st century. He’s one of the most studied directors in Britain. Following is considered one of the best no-budget films of all time. Memento is often ranked as among the greatest screenplays of all time and the best-edited films of all time. It’s considered “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, and considered deserving of preservation by the National Film Registry. His Dark Knight films are seen as some of the best superhero films of all time. Inception is considered one of the best movies of all time. Dunkirk is considered one of the best war movies of all time. Even Nolan’s less well-received movies (InsomniaThe PrestigeInterstellar) are still unbelievably lauded.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Kelvin
    Joined:
    Mar 10th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203511719

    Count me among those who don’t believe Nolan should be in this list. One of the most overrated directors of all time.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Marco11
    Joined:
    Nov 29th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203511831

    As already noticed, Nolan has nothing to do with this list. Since FairWeatherAffair already mentioned Godard, I’ll suggest that Antonioni would look great here and could be in an all time top 3 easily.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512023

    Christ, did Nolan murder the parents of some of these posters? He’s a great director, and whether you like him or not, he’s undeniably beloved and it makes sense that he’s an option on here.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    The2ndAvenger
    Joined:
    Dec 5th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512057

    All that acclaim and he still doesn’t belong on that list. I said what I said. Deal with it.

    Wait… so what puts him on the list at this point?

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Jasmine is French
    Joined:
    Sep 22nd, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512127

    Bergman
    Kurosawa
    Hitchcock
    Kubrick
    Chaplin

    Then
    Tarkovsky
    Fellini
    Goddard
    Haneke
    Antonioni
    Truffaut
    Dreyer
    Leone
    Scorsese

    Third
    Fincher
    Lynch
    Kieslowski
    Spielberg

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    FairWeatherAffair
    Joined:
    May 11th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512138

    Nolan’s filmography has scope and ambition, which counts for what little it does. The rest of these directors have managed to move beyond this and actually craft smart, politically interesting, formally challenging, genre-defining filmmaking. Nolan’s greatest strength is… hiring big-name actors? Hiring a famed sound designer to win another award? I can’t even call the sound design of his films great after the travesty that was Dunkirk.

    If you wanted to include a “popular” director of the 21st-century, Paul Thomas Anderson (hell, even Wes Anderson) was right there.

    No, Nolan didn’t kill my family. He’s just a hack who can’t translate a cool dream into meaningful cinema.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    The2ndAvenger
    Joined:
    Dec 5th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512151

    Nolan’s filmography has scope and ambition, which counts for what little it does. The rest of these directors have managed to move beyond this and actually craft smart, politically interesting, formally challenging, genre-defining filmmaking. Nolan’s greatest strength is… hiring big-name actors? Hiring a famed sound designer to win another award? I can’t even call the sound design of his films great after the travesty that was Dunkirk

    Um. You seem to have it backward. But whatever. I think I’m going to start my own forum topic on Nolan.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203512205

    Nolan’s filmography has scope and ambition, which counts for what little it does. The rest of these directors have managed to move beyond this and actually craft smart, politically interesting, formally challenging, genre-defining filmmaking. Nolan’s greatest strength is… hiring big-name actors? Hiring a famed sound designer to win another award? I can’t even call the sound design of his films great after the travesty that was Dunkirk. If you wanted to include a “popular” director of the 21st-century, Paul Thomas Anderson (hell, even Wes Anderson) was right there. No, Nolan didn’t kill my family. He’s just a hack who can’t translate a cool dream into meaningful cinema.

    You clearly have an enormous bias against him, but it’s fine. I doubt he cares about complaints from the one person in the world who thinks Hamilton is anti-black (still waiting for an explanation for that shit).

    Say whatever you like, but just know there’s more people who will call him one of the all time greats than a talentless hack.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Stank83
    Joined:
    Mar 8th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203515326

    Shocked by so many choosing Spielberg over Scorsese despite the former having so many missteps and lower lows than the latter.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Dan Backslide
    Joined:
    Apr 24th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203515336

    Shocked by do many choosing Spielberg over Scorsese despite the former having so many missteps and lower lows than the latter.

    Yeah, but Spielberg’s highs are just so undeniably high, and the fact that he’s made some of cinema’s biggest films on both a critical and commercial scale really boosts him up.

    And he hasn’t had that many missteps. Even his weaker efforts have their great moments.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    The2ndAvenger
    Joined:
    Dec 5th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203515732

    Shocked by so many choosing Spielberg over Scorsese despite the former having so many missteps and lower lows than the latter.

    “So many missteps” is an overstatement. Even Scorsese had one or two. Spielberg might have slightly more because he has made several more films than Scorsese.

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument." - William Gibbs McAdoo

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Stank83
    Joined:
    Mar 8th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203515772

    Disagree, even minor things like Kundun and The Color of Money are way better than Spielberg’s middling efforts.

    Hell, even his worst film (Boxcar Bertha) is still a good exploitation flick.

    Spielberg instead had just some undeniably bad films.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 16 through 30 (of 42 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Novic - Apr 21, 2021
Movies
Tom O'Neil - Apr 20, 2021
Movies