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    yyyyyeahhhh I don't know. If someone wants to say Nolan is better than Hitchcock that's their right. Just tell me 'that's that', mattress man.
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    Feev, I think Nolan achieved great things with The Dark Knight. He proved comic book stories can transcend the genre they've been in for many, many years and become intriguing drama movies. But while I do not think The Dark Knight is overrated by any means. It's not even in my top ten movies. Top 20 even. I do love it. Batman Begins as well.

    There are plenty of directors along with Nolan, (Tarantino, Jackson and Del Toro as I haven't seen Pan's Labrynth and that other one). But to me this is best director. I look for their talent behind the camera and how they direct their actors. Their use of colour, lighting, set pieces, positioning, mood. Nolan makes great movies but I've never thought of any of his movies as moody, they invoked no mood from me. They're captivating yes, intriguing and entertaining. Keep in mind I still haven't seen Inception.

    I actually prefer Memento over The Dark Knight. Many of my favourite directors got beat out...most all to Tarandamntino. Oh well, at least Nolan is up there and not someone half talented behind a camera like Tarantino.
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    I voted for Nolan just to be a wanker

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Um, would you be even more offended if I confessed that I wasn't thinking of you at all?
    Of course!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Um, would you be even more offended if I confessed that I wasn't thinking of you at all?
    Of course!!

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    I thought we were talking about the psychology of "people remembering what they saw last." My point was that filmmaking generally depends upon this more than literature does. I mean, I know that some films exist which are for people with higher levels of retention, but does the whole artform tend to encourage that?
    As is the case with anything, this would depend on the individual, would it not ? Although I love both mediums to death, I prefer - by the slightest of margins - the power of imagery to words, which is presumably why films tend to get burn brighter and longer in the retina of my mind's eye than novels and their words. So in this case, the opposite is true for me. ...
    Going further, there's the old question, "Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art?" I think that Jean was raising the question of what the individual depends on:
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    ...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? ...
    It's a great topic, and I'd very much like to see it further explored @ Why do YOU love watching movies?.

    As for this thread, I'm not sure what else needs to be said. I voted for Hitchcock, but I see no point in knocking Nolan or the fact that he made it here. He defeated...

    The Wachowski Brothers
    M. Night Shyamalan
    George Lucas
    Steven Spielberg
    Quentin Tarantino
    Stanley Kubrick

    ...all of which I happen to agree with. A couple wouldn't even have been nominated, if it had been up to me. This never was perfect, but it's been pretty fun, and somewhat informative on several different levels.

    Nolan has never made a film like The Godfather, but I'd probably also have rated him above Coppola, all things considered. Not above Scorsese or... well, many of the directors who fell in other rounds, but that is basically just the luck of the draw. I don't believe that Fernando seriously slanted things, I think he did a great job, and I'm thankful for it. If this had really been a matter of life or death, we could have had double-elimination and other systems to make it more objective and meaningful, and to also create 2 or 3 times as much work. IMHO, tho, it was fair enough, and I'm pretty happy with the way it has turned out.

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    Did someone win the rounds then? I am confused.

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    Every round but this last one... Nolan could still steal home by getting the next 15 votes... ... looking altogether okay.

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    We all know how this is going to end.
    Many directors I love are lost at the beginning of the tournament.
    Hitchcock is clearly a classic, successfull, elegant and immortal director with his own style; kind of a brand for cinema.

    So...

    ...I voted for...

    ...Nolan.

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    Wanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Witch of the West View Post
    We all know how this is going to end.
    Many directors I love are lost at the beginning of the tournament.
    Hitchcock is clearly a classic, successfull, elegant and immortal director with his own style; kind of a brand for cinema.

    So...

    ...I voted for...

    ...Nolan.
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post

    The Wachowski Brothers
    M. Night Shyamalan
    George Lucas
    Steven Spielberg
    Quentin Tarantino
    Stanley Kubrick
    Tarantino committed far worse evil; beating out PT Anderson, the Coens and someone else, can't remember. Nolan eliminated people who deserved to be eliminated by him. Though I think Kubrick is a better director.
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    Nolan hands down. I love Hitchcock, but Inception blew my damn mind as did Memento. And I bloody love The Prestige. And of course The Dark Knight. hitchcock is good, damn good, but Nolan is just blowing everyone out of the water
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    Let's get a little crazy.

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    THAT is horrifying to me.

    of course i havent seen any of those films , so.....

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    So you're knocking on Nolan, and you haven't seen any of his films ? Yeah, that makes total sense
    Let's get a little crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    ...if it's about who's the best director at the present moment, then Hitchcock is ineligible...
    We can try to imagine how contemporary films fit into the canon of all time. We can also try to imagine what it was like to see classic films when they were new. Both are good things to attempt, and both much harder than they seem.

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    Nolan. For reasons I've already stated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    ...if it's about who's the best director at the present moment, then Hitchcock is ineligible...
    We can try to imagine how contemporary films fit into the canon of all time. We can also try to imagine what it was like to see classic films when they were new. Both are good things to attempt, and both much harder than they seem.
    It's hard to judge the overall quality of a movie when released. Some movies attain a level hype and praise and in several years it seems forgotten about. Then some movies come out to little reception and are beloved years later. Some movies do not age well at all while some are like a fine wine.
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    Nolan. for my own reasons

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    so - is Hitchcock now officially declared the greatest?

    ::applause::

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    This could have ended a lot worse. Hitchcock definitely is one of the very best directors ever. Even hist worst films - Topaz?? - are worth watching.

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    hear, hear!

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    I guess I'll have to give Memento another try; it didn't snag my interest. I keep seeing it on Netflix and thinking that it sounds like something I would love, but then I remember trying to get into it that time... However, receptiveness is often filtered by so many things that I admit that I may've simply tried to watch it at the wrong time. The problem is that I've not yet found the right time since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tenant View Post
    so - is Hitchcock now officially declared the greatest?

    ::applause::
    Yes!
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