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    Default TGDT - Round 1, Group B

    David Cronenberg's IMDB page

    Notable films: Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, The Fly, Scanners , Videodrome



    Oliver Stone's IMDB page

    Notable films: Natural Born Killers, JFK, Born on the Fourth of July , Platoon



    George Lucas IMDB page

    Notable films: Star Wars Episode I/II/III/IV, American Graffiti



    David Fincher's IMDB page

    Notable Films: Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Se7en , The Game
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    David Cronenberg. I've never seen a movie by him that I didn't love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by feverishparade View Post
    David Cronenberg. I've never seen a movie by him that I didn't love.
    Same here
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    Wow.

    I'm going back and forth between Cronenberg and Stone.

    Gonna have to think on this one.

    ( because though I absolutely loved Star Wars and American Graffitti is wonderful ... George Lucas, not such a great director in my eyes; and I have never been greatly impressed with Fincher )
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    I love Eastern Promises & A History of Violence by Cronenberg, but I did't like Videodrome.

    I like some of Stone's stuff, especially Platoon. I've never been a huge Star Wars fan, but I respect the impact they've had on pop culture and cinema alike.

    Since I nominated Fincher, I will have to vote for him. I just feel he's a really underrated director. I've yet to see a bad film by him. Alien 3 was not great, but it was his first big film and there were so many problems with it that had nothing to do with him.

    Se7en is a modern day classic. The Game is a very underrated film. If you haven't seen it, you should do so as soon as possible. Fight Club is such a great film. It's so fresh and different. Another underrated film is Zodiac. I'm not sure why it doesn't get a lot of attention, but it's such a great movie.

    Keep your eyes out for David Fincher. He's directing the much talked about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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    Went with David Fincher, too. Fight Club was very impressive, but it's just so different that it becomes hard to describe. Over used words like "dark" and "violent" don't cover it, really. "Fucked up" might be better, but it's still doesn't come close enough. Also, have to agree with Still Servant that The Game is definitely an underrated classic. A classic "wtf?!?" film if ever there was one!

    Regarding George Lucas: good at story ideas, not so good a director. Bear in mind that of the original trilogy, he only directed the first one - Irvin Kershner and Richard Marquand directed the sequels, respectively. And of the prequel trilogy, I only really enjoyed Revenge of the Sith, and even that was rushed in a few places. So, I must admit, as much of a Star Wars fan as I am, I am surprised to see him getting votes!

    Admittedly, Star Wars did forever change the face of cinema and show what really could be done, so I suppose we've gotta be thankful for that. Just not so much for being responsible for creating Jar Jar Binks!


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    Cronenberg. Definitely.

    *I have read it ''David Lyncher'' at first sight with a shock on my face.*

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    Fincher... loved The Game and Se7en and I figure they'll be enough voting for Cronenberg
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    Speaking of Cronenberg, doesn't he look absolutely diabolical in that picture ?! I love that guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    give him an eye patch and he'd look like this...


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    Lucas shouldn't have even been nominated. Yet he's leading as of right now.

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    I can't believe that Lucas is leading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    He might win because people can't decide between his opposition.
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    How do you mean, win? Win? Win? Lucas???

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    Lucas is...leading?

    Bu...what? What? What?!?

    Spoiler:
    Tennant said it better.


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    I'm quite surprised as well considering the other directors he's up against. They all have such solid filmographies.

    I'm beginning to get nervous for Cronenberg now.
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    I have just voted for him... couldn't stand Lucas leading...

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    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Lucas is only getting votes because of people's knee-jerk Star Wars fanboy response. Truth be told, he is an excellent producer and a horrible director. His source material going into the Star Wars prequels was superb. It was a much-loved franchise with wide appeal; there is no reason a good director shouldnt have been able to knock it out of the park. But instead they pretty much sucked. Not to mention that his "directing" produced some of the worst acting I have ever seen from Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor, who are usually excellent actors. If he can't direct talent like that, his name shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as the words "best" and "director."

    I went with Fincher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    I went with Fincher.
    My man!

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    <--- because of the votes
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    Not to sound like a sore loser people, but if Cronenberg doesn't advance.... this tournament is over
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    On the plus side, feev: still over 6 days to go! It's definitely too early to tell if GL will even advance or not, especially considering there is a general dislike of him as a director.

    Still...7 votes already?!?


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    Jean, I just meant I cant easily decide between any of Lucas's competitors. In an alternate universe in which Lucas is the world's greatest director Keanu and his facial expression can be considered the world's greatest actor, Stephanie Meyer the greatest writer, and Everybody Wang Chung Tonight the greatest musical contribution to society. Looking at this threads options seems like looking at one of those pictures where you're supposed to determine which doesn't belong.
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