I wasn't aware that Lynch is loved here that much. I think the direction of Mulholland Dr. is terrific and The Straight Story and The Elephant Man are great, but on the other side of the spectrum he has also done Inside Empire and Lost Highway.
Lynch didn't make my list - I find him an undisciplined artist who is only really completely successful when he is having discipline forced on him in a way (Mulholland Drive, Elephant Man, Straight Story) but he's the most wildly idiosyncratic and oddball director imaginable and I'll always respect that........I think that's part of his appeal.
Much lower on my personal list because I don't think a lot of his stuff exactly holds up but he sort of wrote the rulebook and people are still copying it. Whenever you see a scene of suspense - even if the film itself isn't suspense - chances are they are copying his rhythms and feel.
I mean, he's the Beatles of film, even if you don't like him, he's undeniable.
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Sept 8, 2018 22:23:19 GMT
#3: Martin Scorsese
Points: 411 No. of Ballots: 25 Highest Ranking: 1st on two ballots
“Basically, you make another movie, and another, and hopefully you feel good about every picture you make. And you say, "My name is on that. I did that. It's okay." But don't get me wrong, I still get excited by it all. That, I hope, will never disappear. ”
Post by therealcomicman117 on Sept 8, 2018 22:24:23 GMT
Hitchcock was my #1. He's my favorite director of all time, his ranking sounds about right. His influence is undeniable, and skills as a filmmaker and suspense entertainer, are first rate. I also love that quote you used too.