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Who is the greatest film director of all time?
And why?
asked in film, directors, greatness

athenabs13ohe answers:

Its got to be for me anyway Alfred Hitchcock.
1 you always tried to spot him in his films, he always made a cameo.
2. he always had you on edge of your seat.
My fav was Marnia. (think thats what it was called.)
The Birds was another good film.
They dont make them film like that now-a-days.

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xoloriib answers:

Cecil Blount DeMille.
This website says it better than I ever could


Supplement from 02/09/2009 03:24pm:

As to why : I've enjoyed every film of his that I've seen.

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Redslap answers:

Akira Kurasawa. For me, no-one else comes close to his vision and ability to create imagery and sound of such clarity and strength that it climbs off the screen straight into reality.

The best example I can think of is the "Blizzard" story in "Dreams" - it never fails to make me actually shiver.


Beyond the strength of the imagery, so much of it is just so heartbreakingly beautiful that it transports you away from the mundane humdrum of everyday life, and that for me is what movies are *supposed* to do.

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Hiheels answers:

Ron Howard seems to know his stuff, but I'd go for John Schlesinger...why? Midnight Cowboy if nothing else.

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LauLau answers:

Quentin Tarantino, dusk til dawn, natural born killers, kill bill etc etc.

Stephen Spielberg, Goonies, Indiana Jones etc etc.

Supplement from 02/09/2009 03:19pm:

in my opinion for the above and other great films made by both people.

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rasputin1309 answers:

For consistency then Hitchcock seems hard to beat

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suehayes answers:

Stanley Kubrick for his relentless attention to detail & his obsessive pursuit to perfect his craft.

David Lynch: there aren't many Directors that try to explore film as an artistic medium. To hit an audience with a single scene; portraying an almost complete story in itself, as a painter or photographer would.

I couldn't decide between the two, as both Director's to me are amazing talents with very different methodologies.

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Ebygum2 answers:

Definately Steven Spielberg- Some of his films weree just mind blowing- Indiana Jones and E.T especially

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