The Weekly Discussion: 1900-1909 in Cinema!

Hey everyone. Last week I issued a poll asking who you thought the most influential director of the 1920s was. The poll is now closed and the results are as follows: the winner, with 5 votes, is Sergei Eisenstein; second with 4 is Fritz Lang, followed by Luis Buñuel with 3, then Victor Sjöström and F.W. Murnau with one vote each. The two other nominees, Abel Gance and Buster Keaton, received no votes.

We only have to more decades left. I have polled you on the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, so the only two left are the 40s (which will be the topic of next Sunday’s poll) and this week’s decade, the 00’s (specifically, 1900-1909). I know that it’s not the easiest of polls to vote in since a lot of people don’t really know much about that era, but if you could vote that would be great because we’d like to have a conclusive winner. Here’s the poll:

Thanks for voting. If there’s anything else you’d like to add on the subject, leave a comment below.


About Tyler

Patient observer of all things film and music, from Béla Tarr to Boards of Canada. Foul mouthed and clinging to the edge of sanity.

Posted on August 29, 2011, in Filmmakers, Movies and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. What about 2010’s?

    • I’ve only been polling people on the respective decades of the 20th century. Once I’ve polled you on all the decades, I’ll issue a final poll, containing the winners of all the other polls, to find out who you think the most influential director of the 20th century is. That’s how it works.

  2. ok, the man who invented the closeup has to win, although how incredible was the work of melies?

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