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My Favorite Directors

 

1. Alfred Hitchcock

2. Fritz Lang

3. F.W. Murnau

4. Anthony Mann

5. Nicholas Ray

6, Robert Wise

7. Otto Preminger

8. John Huston

9. Howard Hawks

10. Jacques Tourneur

11. Orson Welles

12. John Ford

13. Stanley Kubrick

14. Sergio Leone

15. Samuel Fuller

16. Henri-Georges Clouzot

17. Ernst Lubitsch

18. Preston Sturges

19. James Whale

20. Billy Wilder

21. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

22. Robert Siodmak

23. Luis Bunuel

24. Budd Boetticher

25. Henry Hathaway

26. Frank Capra

27. William Dieterle

28. Robert Aldrich

29. Sam Peckinpah

30. Richard Brooks

31. Richard Quine

32. Delmer Daves

33. George Stevens

34. Josef von Sternberg

35. Richard Fleischer

36. Fred Zinnemann

37. William Wyler

38. Raoul Walsh

39. Mark Robson

40. Leo McCarey

41. Edward Dmytryk

42. Elia Kazan

43. Robert Rossen

44. Joseph H. Lewis

45. Phil Karlson

46. Edgar G. Ulmer

47. Jack Arnold

48. Jules Dassin

49. Karl Freund

50. Louis Feuillade

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> 16. Henri-Georges Clouzot

> 23. Luis Bunuel

 

What films of theirs make you rank them so high?

 

> 50. Louis Feuillade

 

I see he made the list.

 

I was glad to see Delmer Daves on your list. Don't forget *The Hanging Tree*,

February 8th at 1:30.

 

How'd Richard Quine make the list? You can't have seen many of his movies!

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What films of theirs make you rank them so high?

 

With Clouzot, I've seen Le Corbeau, Wages of Fear, Diabolique, and Quai des Orf?vres.

 

I've only seen Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire and Un Chien Andalou. I've seen some of Belle de Jour. I'm drawn to Bunuel.

 

50. Louis Feuillade

 

I see he made the list.

 

I forgot him, initially. Yes, I liked Les Vampires. He may jump after I watch Fantomas and Judex.

 

I was glad to see Delmer Daves on your list. Don't forget The Hanging Tree,

February 8th at 1:30.

 

That's Gary Cooper! Blech!

 

I do think Daves is underrated.

 

How'd Richard Quine make the list? You can't have seen many of his movies!

 

He's Kim Novak's director! I have really enjoyed three of his Kim flicks: Pushover, Strangers When We Meet, and Bell, Book and Candle.

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> I've only seen Bunuel's That Obscure Object of Desire and Un Chien Andalou. I've seen some of Belle de Jour. I'm drawn to Bunuel.

>

 

I think I've only seen *Belle de Jour* and another one with Deneauve, I can't remember the title.

 

> That's Gary Cooper! Blech!

>

 

don't be ridiculous. You like Coop.

 

> I do think Daves is underrated.

>

 

I like him, even his "soapers" like *A Summer Place* are enjoyable.

 

> He's Kim Novak's director! I have really enjoyed three of his Kim flicks: Pushover, Strangers When We Meet, and Bell, Book and Candle.

 

And her ex-husband. I forgot he directed the first two.

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don't be ridiculous. You like Coop.

 

:P:P:P

 

I like him, even his "soapers" like A Summer Place are enjoyable.

 

Oddly enough, Dark Passage is one of Daves' most known films and I'm not a fan of it. Although, I love Lauren Bacall in that picture. The Daves films that I like are 3:10 to Yuma, Kings Go Forth, and The Red House. I need to see Broken Arrow and Jubal.

 

And her ex-husband. I forgot he directed the first two.

 

Oh, heck, I didn't know that! Now it makes sense. What I like about Quine's films is the emotion. He also knows how to capture Kim's sensuality. Ahhhhhhhh, Kim.

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> don't be ridiculous. You like Coop.

>

> :P:P:P

>

 

You do so!

 

> Oddly enough, Dark Passage is one of Daves' most known films and I'm not a fan of it. Although, I love Lauren Bacall in that picture. The Daves films that I like are 3:10 to Yuma, Kings Go Forth, and The Red House. I need to see Broken Arrow and Jubal.

>

 

ANd I love *Dark Passage*. More each time I see it. It has personality. I'm not over fond of *Broken Arrow* or *Jubal*. They're good but not as interesting to me as others.

 

> Oh, heck, I didn't know that! Now it makes sense. What I like about Quine's films is the emotion. He also knows how to capture Kim's sensuality. Ahhhhhhhh, Kim.

 

You sound like me about Coop!

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You do so!

 

Only when I'm clueless!

 

ANd I love Dark Passage. More each time I see it. It has personality.

 

To be fair, I've seen it just once. I didn't like the first half of the film. It was impersonal, to me.

 

I'm not over fond of Broken Arrow or Jubal. They're good but not as interesting to me as others.

 

I'm hoping for a "message" in the former and a good performance from Glenn Ford in the latter.

 

You sound like me about Coop!

 

Yeah, I think the feeling is similar. I've got a thing for Kim. She could just stand still and I'd think she was seducing me.

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> You do so!

>

> Only when I'm clueless!

>

 

Which is all the time!

 

> To be fair, I've seen it just once. I didn't like the first half of the film. It was impersonal, to me.

>

 

Gosh, I feel just the opposite. Thank goodness. :P

 

> I'm hoping for a "message" in the former and a good performance from Glenn Ford in the latter.

>

 

Get messages from your email!

 

> Yeah, I think the feeling is similar. I've got a thing for Kim. She could just stand still and I'd think she was seducing me.

 

we all have our achilles heels. :)

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Which is all the time!

 

That's besides the point!

 

Gosh, I feel just the opposite. Thank goodness. :P

 

What else is new?!

 

Get messages from your email!

 

I do, Snippy!

 

we all have our achilles heels. :)

 

With Kim, it's an Achilles everything!

 

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That movie has a DANCE in it!

 

That was a dance? I thought it was something else. :P

 

By the way, that would be a rather challenging list to do: your favorite dances. Not dance numbers, but dances.

 

You know, Wyatt and Clementine's dance would possibly make mine. Heck if I could think of many more after that. :D

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> That movie has a DANCE in it!

>

> That was a dance? I thought it was something else. :P

>

 

I don't think in the gutter.

 

> By the way, that would be a rather challenging list to do: your favorite dances. Not dance numbers, but dances.

>

 

1. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in *GWTW*

2. Carole Lombard and George Raft in *Bolero*

3. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in *Swing Time* ("Never Gonna Dance")

4. Gwynyth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in *Emma*

5. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in *Funny Face*

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I don't think in the gutter.

 

And I live in it!

 

1. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in GWTW

2. Carole Lombard and George Raft in Bolero

3. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time ("Never Gonna Dance")

4. Gwynyth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in Emma

5. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face

 

What a wussy list that is! :P:P I'm trying to see if I can dig up five dances that I like. I've got four, so far.

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> I don't think in the gutter.

>

> And I live in it!

>

 

Truer words.

 

> 1. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in GWTW

> 2. Carole Lombard and George Raft in Bolero

> 3. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time ("Never Gonna Dance")

> 4. Gwynyth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in Emma

> 5. Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face

>

> What a wussy list that is! :P:P I'm trying to see if I can dig up five dances that I like. I've got four, so far.

 

There are no macho dances! Your list better be for real. And GWTW was not wussy!

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> {quote:title=FrankGrimes wrote:}{quote}

> There are no macho dances! Your list better be for real.

>

> Strip teases count, right? :P I'm up to six! It's a miracle!

>

 

No way! boy-girl dances, only!

 

> And GWTW was not wussy!

>

> Are you kidding?!

 

No!! And don't you start with me!

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No way! boy-girl dances, only!

 

Crap! Now I've got nothing. :P

 

Actually, I'm up to nine. I'm one away! Then I'll post them. You need to see a good list after what you post. :P

 

No!! And don't you start with me!

 

I'm gonna start and finish and start again!

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This kind of list is next to impossible for me because I just don't focus on dances all that much. I'm sure I'm missing some obvious ones. Anyways, this is what I came up with:

 

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10. The Devil and Daniel Webster - Belle (Simone Simon).

 

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9. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek - Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton)

 

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8. Make Way for Tomorrow - The Coopers (Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi)

 

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7. My Darling Clementine - Wyatt and Clementine (Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs)

 

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6. They Were Expendable - Rusty and Sandy (John Wayne and Donna Reed)

 

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5. Gilda - Johnny and Gilda (Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth)

 

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4. Crossfire - Mitchell and Ginny (George Cooper and Gloria Grahame)

 

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3. Waterloo Bridge - Roy and Myra (Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh)

 

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2. Picnic - Hal and Madge (William Holden and Kim Novak)

 

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1. Criss Cross - Anna (Yvonne De Carlo with Tony Curtis)

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Heavens, I don't even know 50 directors. (And I call myself a movie fan,) I've only known about Richard Quine for a couple of weeks, consciously that is.

 

I like "Jubal." Ford plays a nice guy caught up in circumstances of loyalty and walks a fine line in a love triangle and a man out to get him. Interesting story line. I heard someone say it is a loose Shakespeare of a play but I'm not smart enough not tell you which one.

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I'm impressed!! I didn't even think of most of those...you have a better memory than I do. I especially like that you included *Gilda*, *They Were Expendable* and *Waterloo Bridge* (how did I forget that one?). They were all meaningful in some way, revealing character or feelings that the dancers were unaware of.

 

Love the screencaps, too, thanks for taking the time to do those. They really add a lot.

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