Sunday, February 28, 2010
Top Ten Best Directors Of All Time
He's one of the all time greats. He made new innovations in animation that other animation studios could only dream of. His animation style stemmed beyond family films. He was a master of making cartoons terrifying. His resume includes films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Bambi (1942), Fantasia (1940), Steamboat Willie (1928), and Sleeping Beauty (1959)
When one thinks of suspenseful films, the first director that comes to mind is Hitchcock. He was ahead of his time in film artistry. Films under his belt are Psycho (1960), North By Northwest (1959), The Birds (1963), Rear Window (1954), and Shadow of a Doubt (1943).
A very controversial director who knew how to spike (no pun intended) your hatred for the people who make stupid decisions. His resume includes films such as Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), 4 Little Girls (1997), Get On The bus (1996), Bamboozled (2000).
Being a huge Pixar fan, I can't deny Mr. Lasseter a top ten spot. Lasseter is nothing if not a good story teller. He takes the contemporary way of bring a story to the big screen and creates something new. His most noted and famous films include The Brave Little Toaster (1987), Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Spirited Away (2001), Cars (2006), and Up! (2009)
As Much as I hate Frank Miller as a writer, his directing skills make up for that. He has brought film Noir back to the big screen and better than ever. His short film resume includes Sin City (2005), 300 (2007), The Spirit (2008) and Sin City 2 set to hit theaters in 2011.
Monty Python was most definitely an inspiration for his work on the big screen. He found new ways to tantalize the senses and invigorate the nerves with his widely diverse and not always popular film making style. Films he's made include The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkey's (1995), Time Bandits (1981), Tideland (2005), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).
Who can say what twisted films will darken the box office when Tarantino is in command? Being one of the more artsy film directors I've ever known, he has convinced me he is one of the better directors in film history. A few of his films are as follows...Death Proof (2007), Kill Bill (2003 - 2004), Pulp Fiction (1994), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Inglorious Bastards (2009).
One of the most dark and gothic minded directors to ever hit the big screen. His ability to create dark, twisted tales was uncanny and unorthodox. Truly, Mr. Kubrick was a cinematic perfectionist with deeply layered films which include Dr. Srangelove (1964), Lolita (1962), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), And The Shinning (1980).
These two brothers make the perfect film making team. They have always taken a quite interesting approach to film making and have a huge cult following. Their world renowned films such as The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Fargo (1996), O Brother Where Art Thou (2000), The Lady Killers (2004), The Big Lebowski (1998), and Burn After Reading (2008) have made an incredible mark on the film industry.
Without a doubt, Mr. Shyamalan takes the top spot with me. With the exception to The Sixth Sense, every film he has made has been met with scrutiny and criticism. Yet his innovative work as a story teller, a master of lighting and scenery, and his unmatched knowledge of different film making techniques puts him up there as the greatest film maker of all time. His resume includes The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002), Unbreakable (2000), Wide Awake (1998), Lady In The Water (2006), The Happening (2008), The Village (2004), And The Last Airbender (2010) set to hit theaters this summer.