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Which filmmaker among these made more great films/masterpieces???
Akira Kurosawa
Alfred Hitchcock
Martin Scorsese
Ingmar Bergman
John Ford
Federico Fellini
Yasujiro Ozu
Steven Spielberg
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    Stank83
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    Mind you, i’m not asking who do you think is the better or greater filmmaker, but who, in terms of quantity, did more great films/masterpieces??

    Vote and comment.

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    RIDLEY SCOTT
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    I voted Martin Scorsese

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    Scorsese for me but Fellini is close.

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    Where is Kubrick? I would’ve vote for him

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    I voted for Ingmar Bergman. It’s close between him and Scorsese.

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    Bergman has a few movies I love (Persona, Cries and Whispers, Scenes From A Marriage, Fanny and Alexander) as well as a lot of movies that I really like (Sawdust and Tinsel, Wild Strawberries, The Virgin Spring, The Seventh Seal, Smiles of a Summer Night). But he made so many movies between the 50s-70s. It almost feels unfair to compare his catalog to others, because a lot of those other movies were iffy at best.

    With Hitchcock you have Vertigo, North By Northwest and Psycho. But I’m not really sure I see any of his other movies beyond those as “great” (yes, I’m including Rear Window). Once again, a lot of really good movies though.

    I really like Rashomon and Yijimbo but don’t love anything beyond that.

    I consider Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Taxi Driver three of the absolute top tier movies ever. And Scorsese has had a handful of movies I’ve liked beyond that. But I don’t think the volume of greatness of greatness is there.

    Never been a Fellini fan, though I respect his work.

    I guess I’d have to go with Bergman with Hitchcock and Scorsese right behind.

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    If we’re strictly speaking in terms of quantity, then I’m not sure how you can say anyone other than Ford or Ozu, unless you truly do not like their work (blasphemous!).

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    Michael Haneke should be here. Amour, Cache, The White Ribbon, and The Piano Teacher are all A+ filmmaking. Even his less popular films are top tier filmmaking.

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    In the history of cinema, there is simply no equal to Hitchcock’s scope and longevity. The amount of straight-up masterpieces he created over sixty decades is breathtaking, and even his non-masterpieces are unfailingly fascinating and visionary.

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    I voted Bergman because he’s actually my choice for best director of all time.

    However, Kubrick would’ve been my second choice.

    Close behind would be Ozu and Kurosawa. I feel like Ozu never gets mentioned as much and I adore many of his films so I loved seeing him mentioned on this list.

    Truthfully, the only one here that I’m truly a bit iffy on is Spielberg.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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    I vote Hitchcock due to his longevity and invention. These are all first-class filmmakers, but no one could control an audience’s emotions and reactions as completely and effortlessly as Hitch. I would count his “great” pictures as The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, and Frenzy.

    Many would not include the latter, but I find it to have some of Hitch’s most striking storytelling and at least three terrific set-pieces. And the way he was still playing with sound, even in the 1970s, was fascinating. I personally would list Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Birds as good but not great.

    For someone who made 54 pictures, he had remarkably few outright duds. I would say only Jamaica Inn, The Paradine Case, Stage Fright, and Torn Curtain completely failed. Even misfires like I Confess, Marnie, and Topaz have fascinating elements.

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