Twelve Greatest Living Directors

Last week Richard Brody of the New Yorker posted a piece about his top Twelve Greatest Living Directors.  “This is not a list of the greatest directors in the world, because not all great artists are innovative. Nor is it a list of my favorite living directors, though there’s an inherent element of value judgment. These are the living directors who most changed, for the better, my way of perceiving.”

Here’s a link to his post:

I polled some film lovers for their top twelve lists. Check it out:

Anna Moriarty-Lev
1. kelly reichartdt
2. sarah polley
3. godard
4. malick
5. werner herzog
6. almodovar
7. sally potter
8. wong kar wai
9. david lynch
10. wes anderson
11. miyazaki
12. claire denis

Stacy Cochran
Here goes, and I allowed myself just one with a fake ID (ie, dead). They are in the order in which I wrote them down, as soon as i read your email:

1. Derek Cianfrance
2. Mike Nichols
3. Richard Lester
4. Andrea Arnold
5. Kathryn Bigelow
6. Woody Allen
7. Michael Winterbottom
8. Paul Greengrass
9. Steve McQueen
10. Agnieszka Holland
11. Roman Polanski
12. Ernst Lubitsch (rule breaker)

Dan O. Williams

– Paul Thomas Anderson
– Roy Andersson
– Catherine Breillat
– Peter Brook
– Terry Gilliam
– Jean Luc Godard
– Michael Haneke
– Werner Herzog
– Mike Leigh
– Alain Resnais
– Bela Tarr
– Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Janet Curran

David Lynch
Michel Gondry
Wes Anderson
Errol Morris
Hayao Miyazaki
Pedro Almodovar
Terrence Malick
John Cameron Mitchell
Sarah Polley
Lars von Trier
David O. Russell
Jane Campion

About janetmcurran

Janet Curran is the Managing Director of Images Cinema. She watches most everything that shows at the cinema, and usually has an opinion about it!
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