Nostra of My Filmviews who had come up with the Ten Best Actor of All-Time Relay and the Ten Best Actress of All-Time Relay has once again come up with another one. This time around, it’s on the Ten Best Directors of All-Time to rank on who are the 10 best filmmakers ever. Being the fourth blogger chosen for this relay by Alex of And So It Begins..., I am next in the relay race to see who are the 10 Best Directors of All-Time. However, here’s what Nostra had to say:
“So what’s the idea behind the relay? I’ve created a list of what I think are the ten best directors. At the end of the post I, just like in a real relay race, hand over the baton to another blogger who will write his own post. This blogger will have to remove one director (that is an obligation) and add his own choice and describe why he/she did this. At the end the blogger chooses another blogger to do the same. We will end up with a list (not ranked in order) which represents a common agreement of the best directors. If you are following the relay race it is also a great way to be introduced to new blogs!”
As the project began on June 5, 2012, here are the participants who has participated in this relay race so far:
And here are the directors:
Joel & Ethan Coen
Who am I taking out…
The man is among one of the great American filmmakers ever. There’s no doubt about the fact that he’s made some of the best films ever like Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extraterrestial (my favorite film of his), Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan. There’s also a bunch of films that are definitely worthy to watch such as the two other Indiana Jones movies he’s made in the 1980s, Empire of the Sun, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Catch Me If You Can, and Minority Report. There’s also some stinkers that he’s made such as the awful The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the misguided historical piece Amistad, the overly-sentimental Hook, and the stupidity that we do not speak in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. I know there’s a lot of fans of his work and he should be appreciated for what he’s done. Yet, the fucker has to go. Sorry Steven.
Lars von Trier
The enfant terrible of cinema. There is no man who is working today that can piss anybody off as well as put asses in the seat with a lot of films whether they love it or hate it. After all, who else could envision melodrama at its most despair with evocative grainy camera work in a film like Breaking the Waves? Who else is willing to capture the decaying decadence of Europe with the Europa trilogy of The Element of Crime, Epidemic, and Europa? What filmmaker is willing to shock all with the grief-stricken violence that is Antichrist? What filmmaker is willing to lay it all down the line to tell the story of an impending apocalypse where its lead character is on the verge of manic depression as she prepares for Earth’s end in Melancholia? Only Lars von Trier can do that and if anyone has a problem with that. I will grab a rusty pair of scissors and tear down your fuckin’ genitals!
Ok, that is all I will have to say about Mr. von Trier. Now it’s time to pass the baton to Stevee of Cinematic Paradox.
© thevoid99 2012