Best Director

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Who Wins The Zonie For Best Director?

  1. Christopher Nolan

  2. David Lynch

  3. Martin Scorsese

  4. Joel & Ethan Coen

  5. Alfred Hitchcock

  6. Steven Spielberg

  7. Francis Ford Coppola

  8. Peter Jackson

  9. David Fincher

  10. Qunetin Tarantino

  11. Steven Soderbergh

  12. Tim Burton

  13. James Cameron

  14. Orson Welles

  15. Stanley Kubrick

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  1. Dave

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    2011 Zonie Awards

    Nominees for Best Director

    Christopher Nolan

    David Lynch

    Martin Scorsese

    Joel & Ethan Coen

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Steven Spielberg

    Francis Ford Coppola

    Peter Jackson

    David Fincher

    Quentin Tarantino

    Steven Soderbergh

    Tim Burton

    James Cameron

    Orson Welles

    Stanley Kubrick


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  2. Mac Attack

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    Peter Jackson for sure. His work in Lord of the Rings automatically makes him better then all the others. He puts details and good movie making skills appear in all his movies and all his movies are incredible. (And on T.V a LOTR coomercial appears.) I think because of the details he puts into his work and the overall products he has created he is clearly the best one out of the list. His type of movies appeal to me the most so for that he will get my vote.
     
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  3. Dowdsy McDowds

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    It's Scorsese for me.

    His style and direction has been so consistent for such a prolonged period that he can only be challenged by a few other directors; Kubrick, Hitchcock and Spielberg. Maybe Welles and Coppolla.

    When he started out he was sticking to themes which he was comfortable with, such as isolation, family, religion and redemption. You can still see these themes in his latter films but the scope expanded far beyond his 'neighbourhood' films and seem to encapsulate America at certain times.

    Still can't believe it took him so long to win an Oscar though!


    (Shameless plug - I wrote about Scorsese in a blog for Uni, http://dowdsmike.blogspot.com/)
     
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  4. The Crock

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    I'm going to have to vote for Stanley Kubrick. His influences on society are vast, as are his innovations in the film making industry, such as being one of the first to use the Steadicam in his films. Not only that, but his work won its fair share of Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Oscars and if it didn't win, you can be sure that it was nominated. When speaking of consistency, Kubrick is the man. All of his movies were consistently good, that's one thing you could always expect from a Kubrick film.

    He brought us many brilliant films throughout his career, from The Killing to The Shining to Spartacus to Dr. Strangelove to Full Metal Jacket to Eyes Wide Shut to 2001: A Space Odyssey to A Clockwork Orange... the list goes on and on. Kubrick is a GIANT of the industry and his impact will be remembered forevermore.
     
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  5. Dowdsy McDowds

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    I was as surprised as you were/are when I discovered that he never won an Oscar. His films are certainly strong enough, but the timing seemed to have been the biggest hindrance in that he was at his peak during the boom of the 'New Hollywood' movement when a lot of directors listed and some that aren't were making names for themselves. Same thing can be applied to Spielberg and Scorsese in that their early work was outstanding but it took them years to get the Oscars they deserved, even if perhaps the films weren't their best.

    The film 'Moon' by Bowie's son Zowie (calling himself Duncan Jones instead though, wise) is indebted to Kubrick for sure.
     
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