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Running Movie Fight Thread: PT Anderson v. Tarantino

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DanOregon, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Woody Allen was a shit actor, ok director, great writer. Eastwood is a better director than he was an actor, Redford is still a better actor than a director. You have a lot of actors who have been almost quasi-directors in terms of shaping a project. Kevin Costner for one. Hanks did a great job for That Thing You Do!, but I imagine he realized a directing gig is pretty much a full-time thing for three years in terms of developing, shooting and post and he turned to producing to hit all the projects he wanted to take on.
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member






    too problematic: Mel Gibson

    edit: strike 'Streisand,' add Affleck
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    always loved it when Sydney Pollock showed up on screen.

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2020
  4. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I loved that movie. As a kid.

    I have no desire to build a house from old tires.
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Scorcese or Coppola?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Isn't that like saying Magic or Bird?
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    That has an answer and it's Magic.
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Francis or Sofia?

    In all seriousness, Scorsese is hard to place. (Other than behind Spielberg, Welles and Kubrick for sure, among Americans.)
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Coppola had a great run in the 70s -but Scorcese seals it with Hugo and his docs. Not for nothing, though - Coppola did win three writing Oscars (including Patton).
  10. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Peele is starting to put together a resume.
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Not an actor per se, but in the performer/director category you have to include Mike Nichols.

    And Mel Brooks.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Has any director ever sustained a run of movies as good as Godfather, the Conversation, Godfather II and Apocalypse Now?

    Maybe Fellini or Preston Sturges. Kubrick. Altman?
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