Just a few hours ago, the wonderful and talented writer Nostra at My Filmviews started a brand new blogathon, entitled the Ten Best Directors of All Time Relay Race. Now, if you’re a blogger or read blogs, you may have noticed Nostra’s simple but clever blogathons trailing around from site to site recently. Nostra has […]
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.
Continuing the series of fun posters where we pretend the characters of a certain director have been given their own spinoff movie are six posters featuring characters from the films of the great Paul Thomas Anderson. Imagine if they had their own movie… — Those are my posters. What do you think? Any suggestions you’d […]
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.
He’s been called a racist. A misogynist. A spiteful man who disrespects the rules of cinema and is casual with showing unsimulated sex and/or graphic violence. In my opinion, he’s one of these things, and thankfully it’s not one of the first two. Lars von Trier is a filmmaker, who has been making movies since […]
Preface from the Author: If you do not know who Krzysztof Kieslowski is, he is a Polish filmmaker who made films in Poland and France mainly in the 80s and 90s before his untimely death at age 56 in 1996. In my opinion, and this is of course opinion, he is the greatest filmmaker who […]
Hey everyone, and welcome to The Weekly Discussion. Last week I asked you who the most influential director of the 1980s was. It generated quite some discussion, and the results were quite close. In third place, with 4 votes, is John Hughes. In second, with 5 votes, is Steven Spielberg, and the winner, with six votes, is Martin Scorsese. Thanks for voting, everyone.
We only have three decades left to poll you on, so please vote in each poll if you can, especially since the remaining decades aren’t ones that are very well known in general. They are the 1900s, the 1920s and the 1940s. This week we are doing the 1920s. Here is the poll:
Thanks for voting, everyone. If there’s anything you’d like to add about the poll or this subject, please leave a comment below.
It seems more often than not that directorial debut’s are more impressive than their follow-ups, but occasionally with some popular directors, they top their original debut with their second film. Here are seven directors whose second film, in my opinion, was much better than their first. Paul Haggis (Crash < In the Valley of […]
Last week on The Weekly Discussion (August 2), I asked you who the most influential director of the 1910-1919 period. Nine people voted, and they all voted for one person, D.W. Griffith, who is the winner for that week. We still have four more decades to cover, the 1900s, the 1920s, the 1940s and […]
Welcome to this week’s Weekly Challenge. Each week I poll you on who the most influential film director of each respective decade in the 20th century is. The polls are in random order, and so far I have polled you on the 60s, 30s, 70s, 90s and 50s.
Here are the results of last week’s quiz on the 50s. The winner by a landslide was Hitchcock with 9 votes. In second was Akira Kurosawa with 4, then Billy Wilder with 2 and then Ingmar Bergman with one. The other three choices, Satyajit Ray, David Lean and Robert Bresson received no votes.
Here is this week’s poll, and this time we are looking at the 10s:
Thanks for voting. I know this poll wasn’t very big, but I’ve got to get each decade done. If there’s anything you’d like to add about the topic, please leave a comment below.