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Favorite Film By These Directors #2


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TopBilled made a request for another list like this so here it is. 

1. Robert Aldrich

2. William Castle

3. Ida Lupino

4. Walter Hill

5. Lewis Milestone

6. Mike Nichols

7. Alexander Payne

8. Vincent Sherman

9. George Sidney

10. Don Siegel

Here's mine

1. Robert Aldrich-What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962)

2. William Castle-Homicidal (1961)

3.Ida Lupino-The Hitch Hiker (1953)

4. Walter Hill- 48 Hrs (1982)

5. Lewis Milestone-Of Mice And Men (1939)

6. Mike Nichols-Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)

7. Alexander Payne-Election (1999)

8. Vincent Sherman-All Through The Night (1942)

9. George Sidney-Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

10. Don Siegel-Dirty Harry (1971)

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1. Robert Aldrich - Vera Cruz

3. Ida Lupino - The Hitch-Hiker

5. Lewis Milestone - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

6. Mike Nichols - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7. Alexander Payne - Sideways

8. Vincent Sherman - Nora Prentiss

9. George Sidney - Kiss Me Kate

10. Don Siegel - The Lineup

I thought I had seen four or five Vincent Sherman films, but it turned out I had seen 18 he had directed. Fun fact: Future directors Vincent Sherman and Richard Quine both had important supporting roles in William Wyler's Counsellor-at-Law. Sherman played the Communist agitator and Quine played John Barrymore's snotty stepson.

 

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1. Robert Aldrich -- Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

2. William Castle -- Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

5. Lewis Milestone -- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

6. Mike Nichols -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

7. Alexander Payne -- Sidways (2009)

8. Vincent Sherman -- The Young Philadelphians (1959)

9. George Sidney -- Young Bess (1953)

10. Don Siegel -- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

 

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1. Robert Aldrich  - The Dirty Dozen

2. William Castle - The Night Walker

3. Ida Lupino - The Trouble With Angels

4. Walter Hill - The Warriors

6. Mike Nichols - The Day of the Dolphin  (And only for George C. Scott...Everything else, Graduate and Catch-22 included, either induces painful facepalm injury 🤦‍♂️ or drives me out of the room.)

7. Alexander Payne - I don't DO Quirky 90's/00's.

9. George Sidney - Scaramouche

10. Don Siegel - Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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  1. The Dirty Dozen
  2. House on Haunted Hill
  3. The Hitch-Hiker
  4. The Long Riders
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front
  6. The Graduate
  7. Election
  8. All Through the Night
  9. Anchors Aweigh
  10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
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Robert Aldrich - Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

William Castle - I'll have to say 13 Ghosts (1960), but I'm pretty sure that's the only film of his (as director) that I've ever seen.

Ida Lupino - The Bigamist (1953)

Walter Hill - Southern Comfort (1981)

Lewis Milestone - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Mike Nichols - The Graduate (1967)

Alexander Payne - Sideways (2004)

Vincent Sherman - Looks like I've only seen five of his films. I guess I'll pick The Young Philadelphians  (1959)

George Sidney - Bye, Bye, Birdie (1963)

Don Siegel - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

 

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24 minutes ago, EricJ said:

7. Alexander Payne - I don't DO Quirky 90's/00's.

Ha-ha, that's OK. I wanted to get one more modern director in there. What I like about Payne is that he never takes sides in his films, his satire is directed at just about everyone, both left wing and right wing are treated equally.

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I fear that many will find my choices quite pedestrian. 

I did not chose which movie I felt was best for each but the ones with which I feel most comfortable and am willing to watch at nearly any time.

1. Robert Aldrich - Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

2. William Castle - Mysterious Intruder (1946)

3. Ida Lupino - The Trouble with Angels (1966)

4. Walter Hill - 48 Hrs. (1982)

5. Lewis Milestone - Anything Goes (1936)

6. Mike Nichols - The Birdcage (1996)

7. Alexander Payne - Nebraska (2013)

8. Vincent Sherman - The Unfaithful (1947)

9. George Sidney - Kiss Me Kate (1953)

10. Don Siegel - Rough Cut (1980)

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1. Robert Aldrich- Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

2. William Castle- Strait-Jacket

3. Ida Lupino- The Trouble with Angels

4. Walter Hill-

5. Lewis Milestone- Of Mice and Men

6. Mike Nichols- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7. Alexander Payne- Nebraksa

8. Vincent Sherman- Mr. Skeffington  /  Harriet Craig  (two all-time favorites-can't pick one over the other!)  TIE

9. George Sidney- Jeanne Eagels

10. Don Siegel- Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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1. Robert Aldrich         THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1965)

2. William Castle          HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

3. Ida Lupino                  THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)

4. Walter Hill                  THE LONG RIDERS (1980)

5. Lewis Milestone      OF MICE AND MEN (1939)

6. Mike Nichols              THE BIRDCAGE (1996)

7. Alexander Payne      ELECTION (1999)

8. Vincent Sherman     THE YOUNG PHILADEPHIANS (1959)

9. George Sidney           PAL JOEY (1957)

10. Don Siegel                 DIRTY HARRY (1971)

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1. Robert Aldrich  Autumn Leaves (1956)

2. William Castle N/A

3. Ida Lupino The Trouble with Angels (1966)

4. Walter Hill N/A

5. Lewis Milestone All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

6. Mike Nichols Postcards from the Edge (1990)

7. Alexander Payne Nebraska (2013)

8. Vincent Sherman The Hasty Heart (1949)

9. George Sidney Show Boat (1951)

10. Don Siegel The Shootist (1976)

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3 hours ago, SansFin said:

I fear that many will find my choices quite pedestrian. 

I did not chose which movie I felt was best for each but the ones with which I feel most comfortable and am willing to watch at nearly any time.

 

That's how I chose, also.

 

2 hours ago, CinemaInternational said:

8. Vincent Sherman The Hasty Heart (1949)

9. George Sidney Show Boat (1951)

10. Don Siegel The Shootist (1976)

And for that reason I came close to picking these three films, too.

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 Interesting group of directors.

***

1. Robert Aldrich...THE LAST SUNSET (1961) 

2. William Castle...I SAW WHAT YOU DID (1965)

3.Ida Lupino...OUTRAGE (1950) Story about rape was way ahead of its time.

4. Walter Hill...THE LONG RIDERS (1980)

5. Lewis Milestone...THE RED PONY (1949)

6. Mike Nichols...THE GRADUATE (1967)

7. Alexander Payne...ELECTION (1999)

8. Vincent Sherman...NORA PRENTISS (1947)

9. George Sidney...SCARAMOUCHE (1952)

10. Don Siegel...THE BEGUILED (1971)

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The one I've watched the most? 

NORA PRENTISS (1947)

I get a headache when I think about how many times I've seen it!

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Robert Aldrich  -  Kiss Me Deadly

William Castle  -   Strait-Jacket

Ida Lupino   -   The Bigamist

Walter Hill  -   The Driver

Lewis Milestone  -  Of Mice and Men

Mike Nichols  -    The Graduate

Alexander Payne   -   Election

Vincent Sherman  -    Mr. Skeffington

George Sidney   -   Manhattan Melodrama

 Don Siegel   -    Dirty Harry

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1. Robert Aldrich - Kiss Me Deadly

2. William Castle- House on Haunted Hill 

3. Ida Lupino- The Hitch-Hiker

4. Walter Hill- I don't think I've seen any of his films

5. Lewis Milestone- Edge of Darkness

6. Mike Nichols- The Birdcage

7. Alexander Payne- Election

8. Vincent Sherman- Adventures of Don Juan

9. George Sidney- Viva Las Vegas

10. Don Siegel- The Big Steal

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10 hours ago, SansFin said:

I fear that many will find my choices quite pedestrian. 

I did not chose which movie I felt was best for each but the ones with which I feel most comfortable and am willing to watch at nearly any time.

I just pick the movies I like. I don't base my choices on any perceptions of quality; just what I enjoyed the most.

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1. Robert Aldrich: Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte

2. William Castle: House on Haunted Hill

3. Ida Lupino: Outrage

4. Walter Hill: Southern Comfort

5. Lewis Milestone: All Quiet on the Western Front

6. Mike Nichols: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7. Alexander Payne: Election

8. Vincent Sherman: All Through the Night

9. George Sidney: Kiss Me Kate

10. Don Siegel: The Beguiled

Ida Lupino and Lewis Milestone were the hardest for me. If I saw this thread on a different day, I might have picked something else. I was set to pick The Drowning Pool for Walter Hill until I realized he only wrote it and didn't direct it, and this is a good reminder that I would like to see Streets of Fire. I spent a long time trying to decide if I like The Graduate, and I'm still not sure.

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1. Robert Aldrich - The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

2. William Castle - Mysterious Intruder (1946)

3. Ida Lupino - The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

4. Walter Hill - Streets of Fire (1984)

5. Lewis Milestone - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

6. Mike Nichols - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

7. Alexander Payne - Sideways (2004)

8. Vincent Sherman - Old Acquaintance (1943)

9. George Sidney - Anchors Aweigh (1945)

10. Don Siegel - The Shootist (1976)

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1. Robert Aldrich - Kiss Me Deadly

2. William Castle - The Saracen Blade

3. Ida Lupino - Outrage

4. Walter Hill - 48hrs.

5. Lewis Milestone - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

6. Mike Nichols - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

7. Alexander Payne -  Sideways

8. Vincent Sherman - Affair in Trinidad

9. George Sidney - The Harvey Girls

10. Don Siegel - Escape from Alcatraz

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Forgot Sideways
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