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

 

248 comments
utterdisgrace
utterdisgrace

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

kokomofan1
kokomofan1

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

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

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

Bob08857
Bob08857

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

Punk0
Punk0

Sophie couldn't make some of these choices!

Ken Shane
Ken Shane

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.

Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks

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

Anthony From California
Anthony From California

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

ecupirate
ecupirate

Where is Kevin Smith Pepper?

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

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

doctorduk
doctorduk

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

Gordon Bennett!
Gordon Bennett!

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

SpaceAnimal
SpaceAnimal

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

johnbsr
johnbsr

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

Nice Guy Eddie
Nice Guy Eddie

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

Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D
Ronnie-B 4 Prezi-D

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

KevinAF
KevinAF

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..

Mikfin
Mikfin

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

archg2
archg2

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.

vagpoop
vagpoop

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

KevinAF
KevinAF

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

Impostor
Impostor

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

Juan
Juan

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!!!!!!

Juan
Juan

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.

Juan
Juan

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.

clown baby
clown baby

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. 

Schlitz
Schlitz

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

DelCoTrash
DelCoTrash

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

FrancisStevens
FrancisStevens

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

DonKingN
DonKingN

FUCK WES ANDERSON. He Sucks! 

docgoblin
docgoblin

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.

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

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

DasHerg
DasHerg

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

Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks

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.

ecupirate
ecupirate

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

BurettoGaku
BurettoGaku

 @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
KevinAF

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

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

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
Drippy Granny

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

max_beta
max_beta

 @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....

KevinAF
KevinAF

@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.

BigMikeAris
BigMikeAris

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