The Greatest Living Director Announced!


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 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:

  • ROUND ONE:   Is Over. We started with 64 Great Directors.  You pick the better director from each Match Up. Only 32 Directors will move on to Round Two.
  • ROUND TWO:  Come back on Monday March 25 to see who moved on to Round Two,  and Vote on the Round Two Match-Ups.  16 Directors will move on to Round  Three.
  • ROUND THREE:  Come back on Thursday March 28 to see which 16 directors moved on to Round Three, and vote on the Round Three Match Ups.  Only 8 Directors will move on to Round Four.
  • ROUND FOUR:  Come back on Monday April 1 to see which 8 directors moved on to Round Four, and vote on the Round Four Match Ups.  Only 4 directors move on to Round Five.
  • FINAL FOUR:   Come Back on Wednesday April 3 to see the Final Four, and vote.  Only 2 directors move on to the Championship Round.
  • CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:  Come Back on Friday April 5 to see the Championship Teams and vote for the Greatest Living Director.

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Round One is Over!

 Round Two is Over!

Round Three is Over!

Round Four is Over!

Round Five is Over!

Round Six is Over!

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THE  GREATEST LIVING DIRECTOR

ACCORDING TO IBANG VOTERS BY ONLY A HANDFUL OF VOTES….

MARTIN SCORSESE!

CONGRATULATIONS TO VERY CLOSE 2ND PLACE WINNERS: THE

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 Click Here to See All the Bracket Results

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abel ferrara Alexander Payne ang lee barry levinson bobcat goldthwait brian de palma cameron crowe Christopher Guest Christopher Nolan Clint Eastwood

danny boyle Darren Aronofsky david cronenberg david fincher david lynch David O Russell edward burns francis ford coppola george romero Guillermo Del Toro

gus van sant James Cameron james l brooks Jason Reitman jim jarmusch JJ ABrams joel ethan coen John Carpenter jonathan demme Joss Whedon

julian schnabel kathryn bigelow Lars Von Trier martin scorsese Michael Mann Mike Nichols milos forman Peter Jackson PT Anderson quentin tarantino

Richard Linklater rob reiner robert rodriguez Robert Zemeckis roman polanski sam mendes sam raimi Sophia Coppola Spike Jonze spike lee

Stephen Soderbergh steven spielberg terrence malick Terry Gilliam tim burton werner herzog wes anderson William Friedkin wim wenders Woody Allen

 

262 Comments

  1. Intern Popcorn

    March 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

    WHO IS THIS GINGER ESD IDIOT?

  2. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

    wheres paul o

  3. REDDYROG

    March 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

    looking for a 16-1 upset

  4. Morgan McNasty

    March 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Directing movies is for fags

  5. FanBoy1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    John Carpenter.
    Bobcats God Bless America gives him 1 win for sure.

  6. FanBoy1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Bobcats God Bless America gives him 1 win for sure.

  7. harlequincy

    March 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

    QT over Marty for the win

  8. Morgan McNasty

    March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Anybody with a beard and glasses should be advanced to the next round

  9. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    click below…where

  10. Morgan McNasty

    March 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Who directed E.T.? That guy is kinda good

  11. FanBoy1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Michael Mann

  12. Morgan McNasty

    March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Ok, no black people list…..again

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

      @Morgan McNasty spike lee is white?

      • Morgan McNasty

        March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

        @FanBoy1 yes

      • FanBoy1

        March 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

        @Morgan McNasty  @FanBoy1 hmmmm

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

      @Morgan McNasty I guess you could throw Tyler Perry in for all his influential work….

      • Morgan McNasty

        March 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

        @FanBoy1 like Madeas family reunion

  13. lickballs

    March 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Fuck anyone that doesn’t understand how important John Carpenter is to American film. No asians on this list, way to keep it popcorned.

    • Vickroy

      March 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

      @lickballs Ang Lee?

  14. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

    theres no link

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 11:32 am

      @joe8775 the link that says click here to start is not working for you?

      • joe8775

        March 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

        @FanBoy1
         nothing there

      • FanBoy1

        March 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

        @joe8775 thats odd it worked fine for me.

      • The Interrobang

        March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am

        @joe8775  @FanBoy1 We blocked you because you are mean to Fez.

      • FanBoy1

        March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

        @joe8775 they wont let you join in any Reindeer Games.

      • joe8775

        March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

        @The Interrobang  @FanBoy1
         too bad i refreshed it worked

      • The Interrobang

        March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

        @joe8775  @The Interrobang  @FanBoy1 We decided to let you play. Consider this your first and only warning. Mr. Whatley is very sensitive.

      • FanBoy1

        March 21, 2013 at 2:28 pm

        @The Interrobang  @joe8775 Good thing He went into Radio then.

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

      @joe8775 and stop being mean to Fez. Dont you know that makes him Lock up?

  15. Creepy_Craig

    March 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

    NO PEDRO ALMODOVAR??? BEN AFFLECK???

    • SarahMcPants

      March 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

      @Creepy_Craig Ben Affleck was in there

      • Vickroy

        March 21, 2013 at 11:36 am

        @SarahMcPants @Creepy_Craig In fact, picked Ben Affleck.

      • Creepy_Craig

        March 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

        @SarahMcPants WHY IS AFFLECK ON THIS LIST TO BEGIN WITH?

      • harlequincy

        March 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

        @Creepy_Craig  @SarahMcPants Because Tony Scott is not with us anymore

      • Vickroy

        March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

        @Creepy_Craig @SarahMcPants Becasue he’s a great director. His list is small, but The Town and Argo alone get him not to mention Gone Baby Gone.

      • Creepy_Craig

        March 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

        @Vickroy  @Creepy_Craig  @SarahMcPants Almodovar is better than half these hacks, Affleck included.

    • fuchubh

      March 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      @Creepy_Craig I just wish this tournament was set in 1984, so Sam Peckinpah could kick Affleck in the balls.

  16. SpongeSteve

    March 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

    holy shit that was long, but at least I feel like I know this better than college basketball.

  17. LizSetsFire

    March 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

    the follow up to trainspotting was called Porno. It was great, not excellent.

  18. SarahMcPants

    March 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Aronofsky VS Herzog was fucking painful.

    • Vickroy

      March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

      @SarahMcPants Aronofsky edged Herzog on my list.

      • SarahMcPants

        March 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

        @Vickroy  @SarahMcPants Same but I dont feel good about it.

  19. FanBoy1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

    RADIO SHARK FTW!!!!!!

  20. bdoubleo

    March 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

    some of those were pretty tough.  I love Tarentino….but I can’t go against Back To The Future.

    • Vickroy

      March 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

      @bdoubleo You shouldn’t be allowed to vote! 😉

    • clown_baby

      March 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      @bdoubleo EW! God I hope you are joking. Quentin will be remembered historically. Back to the Future is nostalgic at best.

  21. Vickroy

    March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Fuck Pole-Rapeski. Affleck all the way all day.

    • Creepy_Craig

      March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am

      @Vickroy You’re insane.

  22. harlequincy

    March 21, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Kevin Smith won the play in game as the 68th director.

  23. Jpan85

    March 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

    How is Kevin Smith not part of the 64?

  24. TheBMD1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Since Linklater was Kevin Smith inspiration to get into the business I guess that is fair . . . I guess?

  25. REDDYROG

    March 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

    always someone left out

  26. Docintoxicated

    March 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Arenofsky and Herzog is definitely not a first round match up, same with Reiner and Gilliam. Romero against Speilberg is a terrible match up, Romero would make it through to at least the second round if not against the powerhouse that is Speilberg.

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

      @Docintoxicated I went with Romero.

  27. RonsCigar

    March 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Wow, this contest is fucking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • REDDYROG

      March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

      @RonsCigar no

  28. Steve_in_Tampa

    March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Damn you IBang, I have work to do…

  29. harlequincy

    March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Coens was a tough pick…but I had to.

  30. TheBMD1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

    And ESD said The Royal Tenenbaums ends happy? Royal dies at the end! Oh sorry, spoiler alert.

  31. ecupirate

    March 21, 2013 at 11:47 am

    add Kevin Smith. No one likes Racist Spike lee

  32. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    pc list

  33. Brocknstock

    March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I hate pepper

  34. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    tweet tweet pepperkeet

  35. REDDYROG

    March 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    OPIE NOT THERE!!!!!!

  36. TheBMD1

    March 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Who is this on the phone!? Dogma is shite!? This better be radio shark using a new voice!

    • Vickroy

      March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

      @TheBMD1 Yeah, definitely not the Kevin Smith movie to pick on.

    • Bluebull32

      March 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      @TheBMD1 I like Kevin smith movies a lot, but Dogma eats balls.

  37. Docintoxicated

    March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    No Jean-Pierre Jeunet…..  He’s better than half the list, the vivid and unique cinematography of his films is unrivaled.

    • BruceGrossman

      March 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

      @Docintoxicated Delicatessen alone

      • Docintoxicated

        March 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

        @BruceGrossman any movie where you get to see Audry Tatou’s boobs…  Haven’t seen a movie by him yet I’ve not loved.

  38. REDDYROG

    March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    DOGMA bad…BIBLE good

  39. Ken Shane

    March 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Kevin Smith???!!! Jean Luc Godard is still alive as far as I know.

    • Creepy_Craig

      March 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

      @Ken Shane Yep. He’s in his 80’s.

  40. Steve_in_Tampa

    March 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    What an ass, Morgan Spurlock?  Paul O did more for shitty handcam movies and Baby Ruth poop in swimming pools than anyone, why is he not on the list?

    • Docintoxicated

      March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

      @Steve_in_Tampa Coming to IFC next fall, director Paul O’s “FEZ”

  41. Ken Shane

    March 21, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Peter Haneke

  42. Ken Shane

    March 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Michael Haneke

  43. Roadrash Hicks

    March 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Still waiting for ESD to use the term, “Poor Man’s Version of…”

  44. joe8775

    March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

    another pepper search the net list

  45. REDDYROG

    March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

    no Penny Marshall….hicks hates women

  46. Jersey Ron

    March 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

    How About Guy Ritchie

  47. SpongeSteve

    March 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I love it when the daily show does a bit and says they will have a graphic ready for it in a day or 2.

  48. jasonhathaway

    March 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I love the premise, but these seedings are horrible. Some of these first round matchups are ridiculous.

  49. harlequincy

    March 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    “Only room for 64″…that’s all ya got Fez?

    • FanBoy1

      March 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      @harlequincy dont be mean to FEZ!

  50. LettuceWrapsRule

    March 21, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Where’s the other half of Peter Jackson?

  51. TravisRichards1

    March 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    No Sydney pollack?!

  52. smith_in_minnesota

    March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Dave seems to want to compare each director’s best films against each other rather than looking at the entire body of work.
     
    How else could he NOT pick Werner Herzog or William Friedkin?  Awful.

    • KevinAF

      March 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      @smith_in_minnesota and he didn’t like Ang Lee because of Life of Pi, so CLEARLY he’s a worse director than the guy who did the Spy Kids series. COME ON!

  53. Tim_P

    March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I only hope Ben Affleck makes it to the final round or the CIA will come down hard on the ibang.

  54. smith_in_minnesota

    March 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    No Errol Morris?  That is a fucking travesty.

    • fuchubh

      March 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      @smith_in_minnesota He’s lost a lot of credibility with his Jeffrey MacDonald book.  Not fair, but you’re right, if they have doc directors on, he’s got to be there.

  55. Henduey

    March 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Joel Coen better be up here, Millers Crossing is so fucking underrated  as a gangster film.

  56. jasonhathaway

    March 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Here are some glaring omissions, Kevin Smith, Mel Brooks, Jane Campion, Pedro Almodovar, and Jean Luc Godard. But other wise a great bit.

  57. brocklang

    March 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    How did Francis Ford Coppola not get a #1 seed?

  58. fuchubh

    March 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    John Sayles all the way.

  59. TheBMD1

    March 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Did I miss Edgar Wright somewhere!?

    • jasonhathaway

      March 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      @TheBMD1 He wasn’t on the list.

  60. Pool Keepers Son

    March 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Damn centaur forgot ……..ack Woltz: Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him, it’ll make him a big star, and I’m gonna run him out of the business – and let me tell you why: Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International’s most valuable proteges. For five years we had her under training — singing lessons, acting lessons, dancing lessons. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on her, I was gonna make her a big star. And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I’m not a hard-hearted man, and that it’s not all dollars and cents: She was beautiful; she was young; she was innocent. She was the greatest piece of ass I’ve ever had, and I’ve had ’em all over the world. And then Johnny Fontane comes along with his olive oil voice and guinea charm, and she runs off. She threw it all away just to make me look ridiculous! And a man in my position can’t afford to be made to look ridiculous

  61. clown_baby

    March 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Peter Jackson directed; Dead Alive and Bad Taste. Come on!!!!!

  62. KevinAF

    March 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    No Park Chan-wook? Ah-boooo.

  63. Schlitz

    March 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Division 4 has two 16 seeds, but I’m just assuming that is how Pepper wanted it.

  64. sickboy

    March 22, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Clint Eastwood gets no respect

    • AnthonyLoman

      March 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

      @sickboy Seems a little too early to call that. I think he will beat hurt locker lady.

      • Murph in GA

        March 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

        @AnthonyLoman @sickboy Hurt Locker could be the most over hyped ANYTHING ever!

      • FanBoy1

        March 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        @Murph in GA  @AnthonyLoman  @sickboy next to ARGO.

  65. JAWN GLOBS

    March 22, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Had fun playing, but…..
     
    POLANSKI?!?
     
    Todd Solondz, Pedro Almodovar, Hughes Bros, John Waters all belong up there too.

    • Punk0

      March 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

      @JAWN GLOBS Polanski, definitely.  Solondz and Waters are in the same category as Woody Allen for me.  The writing is more impressive than anything they are doing with the camera.

  66. Tacoshack27

    March 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

    That was a fun round one!  Who’s going to make it to round 2?

    • tompolio

      March 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      @Tacoshack27 me!

  67. hackcomic

    March 23, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Fuck this list!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. 1jckinnick

    March 23, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Chris Marker, Resnais, Rivette all ALIVE. And why is Affleck on there?

    • simslacker

      March 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      @1jckinnick Because he’s directed 3 great movies.

    • Murph in GA

      March 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      @1jckinnick Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo. Any self respecting director would hope to film a movie as good as any of these.

      • FanBoy1

        March 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        @Murph in GA  @1jckinnick Ill give you one of those. Argo was not that good.

      • Murph in GA

        March 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

        @FanBoy1 @1jckinnick watch it again with the understanding that it is a formula flick. Just cause its predictable, doesn’t mean it isn’t great.

  69. Older Fez

    March 23, 2013 at 4:35 am

    no Wes Craven?

  70. wrylab

    March 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Great to see so many women represented!  …Oh wait.

    • wrylab

      March 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

      (And this isn’t a dis on the person that put this list together. It’s about Hollywood in general).

      • SarahMcPants

        March 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        @wrylab I dont know whether to count Lana Wachowski or not.

  71. roweknows

    March 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    seeding highly questionable

    • roweknows

      March 23, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      i like werner hozog but his documentary work far exceeds his feature work imo

      • Murph in GA

        March 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

        @roweknows while that is true: Rescue Dawn more than makes up for other lacking work and documentaries should not be taken as sub-standard in this list.

  72. Brian In VA

    March 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Rankings here are suspect…

  73. simslacker

    March 23, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I hate that you made me pick Tim Burton.

  74. BlueHeelerKY

    March 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Spike Lee can go choke on the end of a gun, a big black racist one.

  75. EdFromjersey

    March 24, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Where is Uwe Boll, Tarsem, or Mark Borchardt?

  76. EdFromjersey

    March 24, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Seriously, no John Woo? or Luc Besson? or Jean-Pierre Jeunet?

    • Iron.Gland

      March 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      @EdFromjersey You mean foreign films? That would require the persons who made this list to have more erudite tastes instead of just mainstream schlock.

    • Murph in GA

      March 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      @EdFromjersey really, John woo?? Flying doves and close ups!?

      • EdFromjersey

        March 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm

        @Murph in GA yes John Woo an often tributed and copied action director, the doves began as religious symbolism, and I admit just got silly after a while, but a trademark non the less, his style might look corny these days but there was no cooler looking flick than The Killer back in 1989

  77. bmack76

    March 24, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    OK, so I picked a guy who married his step daughter, a guy who anally raped a 13 year old, a guy who seems to hate white people  and a coked up conspiracy nut.  Ladies and gentlemen, the majesty of Hollywood!!

    • Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

      March 25, 2013 at 11:12 am

      @bmack76 The real weirdos make the best movies.

    • jerkaruso

      March 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

      @bmack76 Seems to hate? I think he’s pretty open about it.

  78. ecupirate

    March 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Kevin Smith Gets my Vote

    • harlequincy

      March 25, 2013 at 11:26 am

      @ecupirate who’s this now? oh yeah, the biggest snub in Director bracket history. Reprehensible Hicks and Fez…should be ashamed.

      • ecupirate

        March 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        @harlequincy hicks was drunk he gets a pass. Fez don’t watch movies he does not need to in this

      • cap_gun

        March 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

        @harlequincy  @ecupirate Who cares, he wouldn’t have made it past 2 rounds. I like him but would he stand up there with Tarantino, Scorcese, Woody Allen? No

      • Murph in GA

        March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        @cap_gun @harlequincy @ecupirate have you seen Red State!? That should be enough.

  79. Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

    March 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Disappointed with a lot of the IBangers picks.

  80. Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

    March 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Disappointed with some of the IBangers picks.

    • jasonhathaway

      March 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      @Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D Agreed.

  81. Drippy Granny

    March 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Comes down to Spielberg, Tarantino and the Choen brothers. Really, fuck everyone else

  82. Drippy Granny

    March 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Comes down to Spielberg, Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Really, fuck everyone else

    • jasonhathaway

      March 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      @Drippy Granny I don’t know. P.T. Anderson is pretty damn strong. Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master.

      • KevinAF

        March 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

        @jasonhathaway @Drippy Granny it’s a good point, sure. But judging from the round 1 results, iiiiiii dunno.
        The wildcards to me are PTA, Woody, and Polanski… But my gut is telling me the Final Four are likely to be Scorsese, Spielberg, Eastwood, and the Coens. I assume the Final Round will be Scorsese/Coens.

      • Drippy Granny

        March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        Spielberg is probably the greatest cross-generational director to have ever lived… It’s the only reason I believe he’ll win this. My personal pick would be the Coen brothers. And second would be Tarantino @KevinAF

      • KevinAF

        March 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm

        @Drippy Granny Spielberg being the greatest cross-generational director is definitely debatable, but it largely depends on personal preference. I feel most people are judging these based on the popularity of 2 or 3 films. That’s the only way I could understand why Burton is still in it (he’s a better director than Polanski??), or why Coppola is still in the running when he hasn’t made a truly great film in over 30 years.
        Personally I would have loved to see it come down to Scorsese and Spielberg. These are the only directors who have made multiple films that have been the best of their decades.
        But then again, I’m also splitting hairs about an Internet tournament for best living director that didn’t include Jean-Luc Godard. So really, what’s the point in arguing? Haha

      • Drippy Granny

        March 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm

        Agreed! No point at all in arguing about it. It is all one douches opinion or the next, lol! I love Scorsese also… But, what can you do @KevinAF

      • Drippy Granny

        March 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        Boogie Nights and fuck the rest. Doesn’t make him the greatest living director… Sorry @jasonhathaway

  83. cigarsNscotch

    March 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Ah man, when did Mel Brooks die? He’s not on the list.

    • jasonhathaway

      March 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      @cigarsNscotch He wasn’t in the round of 64.

    • Drippy Granny

      March 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Same time as Monty Python… And took the “humor” with it, ha! @cigarsNscotch

  84. jerkaruso

    March 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Goddamn, some tough match-ups in Round 2

  85. Docintoxicated

    March 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    What the fuck! How did Seymour Butts not make it through to the second round?

  86. WolfgangFreyjaFrigault

    March 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    really? Nolan, Rodriguez and Abrams made it!? is this competition being decided by 9 year olds? Let’s round up all you cartoon watchers and put you in the ring with Ronnie B. I hear he once beat up a thousand 9 year olds without even dropping his cigar.

    • AnthonyLoman

      March 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

      @WolfgangFreyjaFrigault Desperado and Sin City rules, Memento and the Prestige Rules,  Stark Trek was not as terrible as I expected. I am a proud 9 year old.

      • WolfgangFreyjaFrigault

        March 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

        @AnthonyLoman Sure, fast food tastes great, but one wouldn’t recommend trying to live off of it.

      • zel

        March 27, 2013 at 11:41 am

        @WolfgangFreyjaFrigault  @AnthonyLomanNobody wants to live solely on escargo and pate either.

  87. KevinAF

    March 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Wow it only took one round for me to be done with this.

    • FanBoy1

      March 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      @KevinAF you made it farther then I did.

  88. SerotoninsGone

    March 26, 2013 at 2:11 am

    So who knocked out Kevin Smith in the 1st round!?

  89. Phishermaneto

    March 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

    brutal draw for Aronofsky getting QT in 2nd round.

    • Drippy Granny

      March 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      The answer is Tarantino! @Phishermaneto

  90. DonKingN

    March 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    IT’S THURSDAY!!

  91. Morgan McNasty

    March 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Movies are for fags

    • FanBoy1

      March 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      @Morgan McNasty and Beetlejuice is for kids. Fun Fact.

    • Drippy Granny

      March 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Using “Fag” so liberally… I’m surprised Fez hasn’t had you banned yet… Careful, I just had to beg to get unbanned… @Morgan McNasty

      • FanBoy1

        March 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        @Drippy Granny  @Morgan I love the lack of Freedom of speech round here.

      • Drippy Granny

        March 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

        I was told “No over-the-top racist comments or over-the-top shitting on Fez” @FanBoy1 @Morgan

      • FanBoy1

        March 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

        @Drippy Granny  @FanBoy1  @Morgan IM sorry but it seems to be getitng a bit touchy round here lately.

      • Drippy Granny

        March 28, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        Yeah… I didn’t even know I was banned. Been commenting for the past few months and thought I had some pretty good comments and was wondering why I wasn’t getting any comments not even a like. Then I went to the site not signed in and realized that none of my comments were even showing up… Thought I was just picking on Fez like everyone else… I guess he took a lot of offense… @FanBoy1 @Morgan

      • Morgan McNasty

        March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

        @Drippy Granny ehhh fuck’em

      • fezs unused penis

        March 28, 2013 at 6:27 pm

        @FanBoy1  @Drippy Granny  @Morgan Is there another way to shit on fez, than being over the top? that’s just gravity 101

  92. FanBoy1

    March 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Kewl kids Vote against Eastwood.

  93. Bonerjams

    March 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Is there anywhere we can see the bracket and how it has progressed so far?

    • Drippy Granny

      March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      That would be awesome! Was wondering that myself… @Bonerjams

    • jasonhathaway

      March 28, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      @Bonerjams I think Fez was supposed to have had that done, but somehow hasn’t managed to make it happen yet.

  94. Older Fez

    March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Mike Nichols out, that sucks catch 22 is my fav movie..

  95. Older Fez

    March 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    i’m predicting Spielberg v Tarantino for the final.

  96. clown_baby

    March 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    If Tim Burton beats Quentin, I am never coming to this site ever again.

    • XTall

      March 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

      @clown_baby Frankenweenie was a misunderstood masterpiece I tell you.

  97. Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

    March 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    How the fuck did that faggot Tim Burton get this far, what’s wrong with you motherfuckers.

    • Bloodklot

      March 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      @Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D I don’t know.

  98. joe8775

    March 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    did anyone tell esd that kevin smith didnt make the bracket…i wanna hear him get pissed

  99. wrylab

    March 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    It’s weird to me that Jean-Luc Godard is only represented on this list through Quentin Tarantino.

  100. keef riffhard

    March 30, 2013 at 7:19 am

    that was way too friggin hard

  101. Bronzebomber

    March 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    can we get a bracket made up, so we can see each round

  102. REDDYROG

    April 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I don’t remember voting for any of these guys in first 3 rounds????????

  103. REDDYROG

    April 1, 2013 at 8:59 am

    this looked like the NIT   go Paul O

  104. ecupirate

    April 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Still no kevin Smith, fuck you pepper

  105. Maybrick

    April 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    OMG an April’s Fools joke. That’s so funny!

  106. Older Fez

    April 1, 2013 at 11:04 am

    M. Nights greatest twist was that he turned out to be a shity director.

    • AnthonyLoman

      April 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      @Older Fez  Competent director terrible writer. All his concepts are downright retarded. Oooh trees are killing people omg people!

      • KevinAF

        April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

        @AnthonyLoman @Older Fez Calling him a “competent director” still isn’t a compliment. Haha Tyler Perry is a “competent director” too

      • AnthonyLoman

        April 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        @KevinAF  @AnthonyLoman  @Older Mr. Perry is a competent transexual. He keeps trying to go highbrow (“For coloured girls….etc.”) but nothing ever works other than putting on a dress and acting big black and sassy.

      • jayjohnstone

        April 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

        @AnthonyLoman  @Older Fez I got a tree on my house

  107. Drippy Granny

    April 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Fuck your mother sideways up the ass! God damn it!

  108. Older Fez

    April 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

    that last pick was rough.

  109. DonKingN

    April 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Turning into a Life Boat

  110. Saskopite

    April 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    The Wood Man didn’t beat Eastwood? April Fools is over already…..

  111. alannaerin

    April 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    the worst one was the coen brothers vs tarantino, such a hard pick!

  112. doctorduk

    April 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Burton is a hack, can’t believe he beat Polanski

  113. BlueHeelerKY

    April 3, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Holy fuck, this site and your betterbracket site hates mobile format.

  114. Moon Rocks

    April 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

    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.

    • KevinAF

      April 3, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      @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.

  115. DasHerg

    April 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Well this was set up terribly. I missed two rounds out of nowhere.

    • max_beta

      April 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      @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….

      • Drippy Granny

        April 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

        Maybe it’s not a good idea to let intern dipshits be in control of anything to do with the Interrobang… @max_beta @DasHerg

      • BigMikeAris

        April 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm

        @Drippy Granny  @max_beta  @DasHerg or you just missed it.  although i dont know how.   The number of tweets and posts about it was kind of annoying actually.

      • Drippy Granny

        April 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        Well obviously I wasn’t the only one… I was going by the schedule that was Idk, listed here! Don’t really pay attention to twitter and saw nothing on Facebook, so… Guess I’ll take the blame, so fuck me!… @BigMikeAris @max_beta @DasHerg

      • BigMikeAris

        April 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

        Yeah, the schedule sez today is F4. Unless Im reading wrong.

      • Drippy Granny

        April 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

        Yup! It also says the round four for the final 8 will be April 1st @BigMikeAris

  116. Drippy Granny

    April 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Who fucked up the bracket? Does anyone else see the problem. Maybe it’s not displaying on my phone right but I don’t see Quintin Tarantino anywhere in it.

  117. Drippy Granny

    April 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Also, where was the round four picks? I do believe that was only an April fools joke. Cause I never seen a real bracket… Kind’ve annoyed by this

    • AnthonyLoman

      April 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      @Drippy Granny I don’t get it either????  I think they just skipped round 4.

      • Drippy Granny

        April 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        Maybe this whole show vacation was just a big April fools fuck you to the fans… @AnthonyLoman

    • BigMikeAris

      April 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      It was up all day yesterday.

  118. FanBoy1

    April 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    so lemme gues Spielberg and Wes anderson will win?  BLECH!

    • Drippy Granny

      April 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Wes Anderson will not beat the Coens, but the Spielberg pick was right @FanBoy1

      • Drippy Granny

        April 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        But also it doesn’t matter cause according to the shit bracket it’s between Spielberg and Scorsese… Somehow…

    • FanBoy1

      April 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      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.

  119. Drippy Granny

    April 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Fuck this shit! I’m out! Thanks for ruining it!

  120. docgoblin

    April 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    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.

  121. DonKingN

    April 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    FUCK WES ANDERSON. He Sucks!

  122. FrancisStevens

    April 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Is it me or are some people getting way too angry over this?

  123. DelCoTrash

    April 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    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

    • KevinAF

      April 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      @DelCoTrash Bc QT was up against the Coens in the last round and lost. But I definitely favor PTA over Spielberg as well!

  124. Schlitz

    April 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    They should set up the winner of this tournament versus Kevin Smith.

  125. clown_baby

    April 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    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.

  126. Juan

    April 4, 2013 at 1:13 am

    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.

  127. Juan

    April 4, 2013 at 1:21 am

    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.

  128. Juan

    April 4, 2013 at 1:28 am

    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!!!!!!

    • doctorduk

      April 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

      yea that was disturbing

  129. Impostor

    April 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Who beat PT Anderson?, this should of been in bracket format so it could be followed more easily

    • FrancisStevens

      April 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      @Impostor There is a link to one in the post.

  130. KevinAF

    April 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    For those asking: in the last round, Scorsese beat Coppola, Spielberg beat PTA, Wes Anderson beat Eastwood, and the Coen Brothers beat Tarantino.

    • FrancisStevens

      April 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      @KevinAF : I voted PTA but its hard to fight Spielberg.

  131. vagpoop

    April 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    If Marty doesnt win this thing, Pepper Dicks should be made to eat Fezzie’s asshole.

  132. archg2

    April 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    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.

  133. Mikfin

    April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    If you just take examples of movies you’d rather watch multiple times, Coen Bros. hands down.

  134. KevinAF

    April 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Scorsese vs. Coens in the final? Who saw that one coming?? Oh wait, I think I predicted that 11 days ago. 😛
    But still.. I’ve seen all the movies from both and I’m not sure who I’d rather see win..

  135. Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

    April 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Taxi Driver or Fargo? Big Lebowski or King of Comedy? No Country for Old Men or Goodfellas? Scorsese.

    • fuchubh

      April 6, 2013 at 6:30 am

      @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.

  136. Nice Guy Eddie

    April 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Current Scorsese vs. current Coens, I’m going with the Coens.

  137. johnbsr

    April 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    We need a link to look back at each director WITH the movies they did

  138. SpaceAnimal

    April 5, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    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

    • blaah

      April 8, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      @SpaceAnimal dead on.

  139. Gordon Bennett!

    April 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    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

  140. doctorduk

    April 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Scorsese hasn’t made a classic since before Fargo came out, having said that I still voted for him.

  141. SarahMcPants

    April 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

    The Coen brothers have written better movies, with more character depth but Scorsese is a better director than they are.

    • ecupirate

      April 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

      @SarahMcPants would the greatest movie of all time come from a Coen Brothers Written Scorsese directed film

  142. ecupirate

    April 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Where is Kevin Smith Pepper?

  143. Anthony From California

    April 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

    The difference for me is Scorsese documentaries, I absolutely love No Direction Home.

  144. Moon Rocks

    April 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Without being too much of a Pepperkeet, I totally agree with Ron here. The Cohens just don’t have missteps.

  145. Ken Shane

    April 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

    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.

  146. Punk0

    April 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Sophie couldn’t make some of these choices!

  147. Bob08857

    April 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    SH*T, I just voted for the Coens, then I remembered …THE LAST WALTZ!!!! DAMNIT!

  148. FanBoy1

    April 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Nice….. I doubted the voters early on. I was mistaken.

  149. kokomofan1

    April 9, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Nice work Pepper… you’re the biggest jinx in the history of the damn world.

  150. utterdisgrace

    April 10, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I’m pretty sure The Aviator put him over the top.

  151. ecupirate

    April 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Kevin Smith!