It’s March and everyone has NCAA fever which means sites all over the internet are doing all kinds of brackets. Brackets to find the best sandwich, the best athlete, the best Seinfeld episode, and even the best fictional college. We’re looking for the Greatest Living Director. Vote in our Brackets Challenge to find out who is the Greatest Living Director according to IBang Readers. Here’s How:
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ACCORDING TO IBANG VOTERS BY ONLY A HANDFUL OF VOTES….
CONGRATULATIONS TO VERY CLOSE 2ND PLACE WINNERS: THE COEN BROTHERS
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Scorcese made "No Direction Home" as well as "Living in the Material World." "The Age of Innocence" may not have been your thing, but it was brilliantly realized, as was "Hugo." It's gotta be Marty.
Without being too much of a Pepperkeet, I totally agree with Ron here. The Cohens just don't have missteps.
The Coen brothers have written better movies, with more character depth but Scorsese is a better director than they are.
I voted Scorsese because of "Bringing out the Dead", "Kundun" "New York, New York" and "Shark Tales". I've not heard of any movies you people are bringing up
stanley kubrick wouldve ate all these pieces of shits for breakfast.
"everyone knows he is the man, but I still think thats an understatement" -Jack Nicholson
Taxi Driver or Fargo? Big Lebowski or King of Comedy? No Country for Old Men or Goodfellas? Scorsese.
Scorsese vs. Coens in the final? Who saw that one coming?? Oh wait, I think I predicted that 11 days ago. :-P But still.. I've seen all the movies from both and I'm not sure who I'd rather see win..
Since all you ASS-holes voted off the great and magnificent QT, I can't deny Fargo and The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona. Coen Bros. all the way.
For those asking: in the last round, Scorsese beat Coppola, Spielberg beat PTA, Wes Anderson beat Eastwood, and the Coen Brothers beat Tarantino.
Roman Polanski beat by Tim Burton??????????? I've lost my faith in humanity after this... haha I love Tim Burton (not recently though), but Polanski is perhaps as good as Scorsese, man, watch Tess!! Come on, Tim Burton has been making terrible stuff!!!!!!
Someone asked Scorsese (the best of the above in my opinion): "who do you think will be the next Scorsese"? He answered: "You should check this young guy named Wes Anderson". So, I'd pick them both as the best in terms of the perfect "design" of their movies. But I would be tempted to add Tarantino, PTA, Fincher and Spielberg in that category too.Not in terms of art an vision alone, but in terms of cinema perfection. The talent to create really precise, tight, scenes. It's like Helvetica: so tight you can't move a thing, everything is in the right place.
My personal favorites in order (painful to choose):Scorsese (perfect movies.), De Palma, Polanski (cinematic poetry), Tarantino/Wes (young geniuses), Almodóvar/Spielberg/FF Coppola, Coen/Fincher,
Soderberg/PTA/LynchI like many others I see here, I chose those I consider them ost talented in making really gorgeous looking movies.
Wes Anderson is a Great director, but not top 4. I am getting sick of the quircky hipster thing and he seems to get a lot of credit for what his Art Director does.
how is the final four not scorsese, coens, QT, and pta. Spielberg's run to the final four reflects emotional content's victory over provocative content
Once again the Ron and Fez staff drops the ball. The seeding was terrible (How can Fez be involved in the seeding when he doesn't watch any movies that doesn't have a comic book character in it?). They schedule a vacation during the final week of the competition so they can't even discuss the controversial upsets on the show. Finally, there isn't an actual bracket to view until the final rounds. By the way, how in the world could Clint Eastwood beat Woody Allen?!? I love Clint's movies, but come on! Woody should have coasted to the final 4... This bit had so much potential... So sad.
Final four was easy. Cohens over Anderson; Scorsese over Spielberg. Anderson is talented as hell, but Barton Fink, Fargo, A Serious Man, etc. come on these films are spectacular.
@SarahMcPants would the greatest movie of all time come from a Coen Brothers Written Scorsese directed film
@SpaceAnimal dead on.
@Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D Miller's Crossing or Mean Streets? Raising Arizona or Raging Bull? Barton Fink or Casino? I'll go Coens. Either way, it makes sense. But, with the exception of Goodfellas, the Coens get more repeat watchings from me.
@KevinAF : I voted PTA but its hard to fight Spielberg.
@Impostor There is a link to one in the post.
@DelCoTrash Bc QT was up against the Coens in the last round and lost. But I definitely favor PTA over Spielberg as well!
IM so glad I jinxed this early on by saying Speilberg Anderson..... Now if i can only work that magic in sports betting I could retire.
@Drippy Granny I don't get it either???? I think they just skipped round 4.
@DasHerg i guess i missed a couple tweets & have no idea what happened in round 4. maybe it's not best to run things while the show is on vacation....
@Moon Rocks Agreed. That's the same Final Round I predicted after the 1st round was over (somewhere down on this thread). I'll be surprised if it's anything other than that.