Monday, September 2, 2013

Top 100 Favorite Directors: Part III (#90 - 86)

90. Michael Haneke

Another director on this list guilty of making one of my least-favorite movies ever (Funny Games '07), Haneke has grown into a filmmaker I admire greatly. Not usually easy to understand at a glance, his films are dark, bleak, and often quite beautiful in their own unique way.

Favorite films - Cache, Amour

89. James Cameron

Okay, I really don't like this man. But as a filmmaker, he's quite good. Having directed the 2 highest grossing films of all-time, Cameron has proven himself to be one of the most successful filmmakers in history. This information aside, with Titanic, the first two Terminator films, Aliens, and True Lies to his name, it's hard for me not to call him a pretty great director.

Favorite films - Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Aliens, Titanic

88. Roger Corman

Often more recognized as a producer than as a director, Roger Corman still holds the title of being the king of B-movies. Though his filmography is definitely hit-and-miss, his early black comedies and pairings with Vincent Price were iconic, and you can know for sure that there is always at least some entertainment to be found when you plug in one of his movies.

Favorite films - A Bucket Of Blood, The Pit And The Pendulum, Masque Of The Red Death

87. Robert Wise

Starting off as a film editor (he earned an Oscar nomination for Citizen Kane) and moving into B-horror and eventually delving into many genres, Robert Wise's career was both long and extremely successful. Not many directors can claim to have directed one of the most highly-acclaimed films of 3 distinctly different genres - but Wise can.

Favorite films - The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Haunting

86. Georges Melies

One of the most important and influential filmmakers of all-time. Though he never directed a full-length film, Melies remains one of the most significant directors in history; his brilliant shorts featuring pioneering editing techniques that are still impressive to this day. The man was a wizard.

Favorite films - A Trip To The Moon, The Devilish Tenant, The Black Imp

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