Greatest Film Directors of All Time
The Contenders: Page 5
Once you've seen his touching motion pictures such as "Imitation of Life", "All That Heaven Allows", "Written on the Wind" or "A Time to Love and a Time to Die" you will wonder how comes he is not regarded as one of the top directors of his time (mostly the 1950s), and how his movies are so widely forgotten despite their commercial success. Back then, Sirk dug deep into the issues of society, and he spread values that didn't lose any relevance - maybe slightly altered, but still. Sirk openly talked about topics that weren't talked about until ten years later in pictures such as "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". But apart from their content, the movies of Sirk are simply beautifully shot. Whether the snowy landscapes of "All that Heaven Allows" or the autumn leaves in the storm in "Written on the Wind", his visuals are both stunning and full of symbolic meaning. - Martin_Canine
Awesome director, different and a class apart vision too... Man of steel is a movie which will appeal future progeny
Excellent for actions movies!
Very creative. Director all his movies dedicated for new generation his thinking style is difference... I enjoyed every movie of his direction
Fastest film maker, characterizations are very strong. dialogs are contemporary!
Very open minded dialogues in his movies. Always thinks positive.
The French Connection and The Exorcist alone put him in the Top 10
#83. He directed Harry Potter, the best movie ever. Those who were kids during the series can't stop talking about it. - Greatness_Forever
Harry Potter 5,6,7, and 8! Come on!
His only great installment is also the biggest masterpiece of all time. He might not have made more than 2 really great movies, and one of them is today the best rated movie of all time: "The Shawshank Redemption" - the movie which is on the top on Imdb.com with 1.6 millions votes and a rating of 9.3/10 - that's an extremely high rating! Imdb.com is also the biggest rating site with most users that exists, so you can with certainty say that "The Shawshank Redemption" is the best movie ever!
Mind expanding stuff.Engaging to say the least.
All his collaborations with actor Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu, Fitzcarraldo, Aquirre, the Wrath of God, Cobra Verde and Woyzeck) are incredible works of finest cinema.
How is Abrams not higher on this list? He did Cloverfield, Mission Impossible 3, the first two excellent Star Trek reboots, and last but most certainly not least STAR WARS EPISODE 7.
Best director ever, and he is an amazing actor
HOW DID YOU NOT HAVE THE GREAT MALICK ON THE LIST yet that hack Burton is at #9
The tree of life says it all...
Maybe not as consistent with his movies like the Coen-Brothers, Burton, Tarantino or even Hitchcock ('Bugsy Malone' is one of the worst movies ever (in my opinion) and 'Evita' is pretty awful too), but 'The Wall', 'Midnight Express', 'Angel Heart', 'Birdy' and even 'Fame' are some of the greatest films ever.
Best British director of our time. One of the best directors of noir-action-crime films in that there are no others like them. Truly original and a brilliant rejection of Hollywood conventions.
Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, RocknRolla and Sherlock Holmes and its sequel
the guy is a legend
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