Film Directors People Claim to Like In Order to Look Cool

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1Quentin TarantinoQuentin Jerome Tarantino is an American filmmaker and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, an aestheticization of violence, utilization of ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular culture, soundtracks ...read more.

The only reason people like his movies as much as they do is probably to look cool and trendy. This is due to how trendy it has become to like postmodern twists on old exploitation movies, regardless of their actual quality, and Tarantino is a major player in such circumstances. I'm certain that people wouldn't warm as much to Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight if he wasn't the 'auteur' behind the camera. - Mrveteran

Where's Kubrick? Ah, okay.. Tarantino it is.

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2Christopher NolanV1 Comment
3Steven Spielberg

Just no. Spielberg has some of the most cleverly made movies ever! - PositronWildhawk

Great director, seems like a really nice man as well. - BeatlesFan1964

4Guillermo Del Toro
5Kevin Smith
6Peter JacksonSir Peter Robert Jackson is a New Zealand filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known as the director, writer and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy, both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R.
7Joss Whedon
8Robert Rodriguez
9David Fincher
10George LucasGeorge Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

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11Alfred HitchcockSir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, was an English-American film director and producer, at times referred to as "The Master of Suspense".

You think people claim to like him. People like him. He is the best director ever. - jack2244

12Michael BayMichael Benjamin Bay is an American filmmaker known for directing and producing big-budget action films characterized by fast cutting, stylistic visuals and extensive use of special effects, including frequent depiction of explosions.
13David Lynch
14Francis Ford Coppola
15Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and photographer.
16J.J. Abrams
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