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    Default TDGT - FINAL - Nolan vs Hitchcock

    Christopher Nolan's IMDB Page
    Notable films : Memento,Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, The Prestige


    Alfred Hitchcock's IMDB Page
    Notable films : Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Rebecca



    Reminder : In case of a tie in the polls, the posts below will serve as the final tie breaker so please make sure to clearly indicate whom you're voting for !
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    NOLAN !
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Hitchcock

    Frankly, the only reason that I can see for Nolan to have made it this far is his being a novelty and a lot of people having seen his movies recently. I can think of at least 50 (see my list) directors that I personally consider better than him, and whom, when things cool down, people will come back to and learn to appreciate again. I think it is an example of how things work in our world, not of who really is the [I hope second] best director.

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    I voted for Nolan because his films mean more to me than Hitchcock's, not because of any novelty.
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    why, of course, we vote for who is important for us at the moment

    the real question is, why these of those are more important than others? what is our choice influenced by? I am not surprised by your vote here, by the way, because I know how you feel about Nolan, and how deep and serious this feeling is; as I said, what I do not really understand is how he made it to the finals. I do not see what was so special about him that made him eclipse the monsters of the world's cinema - if not the reason I suspect, namely, that people remember best what they saw last.

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    The true essence of directing may be the skill of playing upon that very psychology.

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    Hitchcock. Hands down.


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    Nolan beat Kubrick? What kind of sorcery is this?


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    Absolutely Hitchcock!
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    Seriously? This is the finals?

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    Hitchcock. And if Nolan wins this thing, this poll makes no sense at all.
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    I don't care for Hitchcock's films, but I cannot deny his impact on the film world.

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    Hitchcock. This was actually pretty hard for me. I originally started typing this to help myself figure it out, but then I got distracted and started drawing pictures. So, here's how I decided:

    Spoiler:


    And that is how I rationalize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempus Frangit View Post
    Hitchcock. This was actually pretty hard for me. I originally started typing this to help myself figure it out, but then I got distracted and started drawing pictures. So, here's how I decided:

    Spoiler:


    And that is how I rationalize.
    That is hilarious.


    As much as I like Hitchcock, and as much as all of my Film Studies major friends will hate me for it, I have to pick Nolan, just for Memento and The Prestige alone. Most of the rest of his stuff is awesome, but goddamn.... Memento and The Prestige!
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    Tempus, that was awesome.
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    yes, it was!

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    Hitchcock - of course. Nolan doesn't even come close.

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    Emily That was brilliant - I vote YOU!!!

    I think, actually following a similar logic to Emily, that I will vote Hitchcock once I've typed this. Not regardless of his other films, but The Birds was one of the first films to scare the crap out of me and impress me at the same time. He has such a variation of style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    The true essence of directing may be the skill of playing upon that very psychology.
    of producing, you mean?

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    Ok, Emily, first off, I would SO totally pick great sex and stimulating conversation over my first true love (I think I already did that when I married my wife). Second,
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    Emily that was the best
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    Hitchcock.
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    Ok, just watched the Prestige again, thinking I must have missed something. But no, still pretty much an ok movie. Pretty much my opinion of the Batman movies as well. Memento was good and I have never seen Inception, but I would never say that someone was the greatest director of all time based on two movies, so I guess it doesn't matter if Inception is the best movie I've ever not seen or not.
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    I would agree with Prestige. I thought it was okay, but utterly forgettable once I walked out of the theater. I put more weight on The Dark Knight, that's for Ledger's performance.
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