The Most Influential Director of the 20th Century: Vote in the poll NOW!
We’ve come this far. Let’s finish it. Over the last ten weeks, I have asked you, the reader, who the most influential filmmaker of the various decades of the 20th century was. I now have clear, outright winners of each polls for the decades, and here is the list of winners:
1900-1909: Georges Melies
1910-1919: D.W. Griffith
1920-1929: Sergei Eisenstein
1930-1939: Frank Capra
1940-1949: Orson Welles
1950-1959: Alfred Hitchcock
1960-1969: Jean-Luc Godard
1970-1979: Stanley Kubrick
1980-1989: Martin Scorsese
1990-1999: Quentin Tarantino
Now, I am going to issue a poll featuring those ten films, and I want you to vote for who you think, of these ten, is the MOST influential of the entire 20th CENTURY. You mustn’t count anything they’ve made since 2000, only films from the 20th century. Now, I want you to think carefully about this, and if you can, please spread the word of this poll around. It will be open for a month, and I would like to get as many votes as possible to get a wide variety of opinions and hopefully, a clear-cut winner. So the time to vote is now!
Thanks for voting. Please remember to share this poll around, link to it, or just get people voting. More votes means a wider result, which is always more interesting than just having one person win by a landslide.
The poll will be open until the 10th of October, when it will be closed and the winner and runners up will be revealed. Until then, thanks for voting and spreading the word. If there’s anything you’d like to add on the subject, leave comments below. Thanks.
Posted on September 12, 2011, in Filmmakers, Movies and tagged 20th Century in Film, Directors, Filmmakers, Most Influential Film Directors, movies, The 20th Century in Cinema, The Weekly Discussion. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.