Who would you call a Director that changed the artform?

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Some Directors have such an influence that, for better or worse, they change film as a whole. Chaplin is one of those people. He fought for the power to leave the studio and enter the hands of the director. He was the first to mix comedy and drama so seamlessly that the theater was awash with emotion.

As he once said; Here is a story that will bring laughter, and perhaps a tear...

-- Michael Fitts (michael@noextraday.com), June 21, 2000


I only have time right now to mention one name:


But that's a no-brainer.

-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), June 21, 2000.

Roland Emmerich

He changed the damn artform alright. Pissed all over it. Liberally.

You didn't say changed it for the better.

-- Lister VonLister (iatehitlersbrainwithasideoffries@mindspring.com), June 26, 2000.


Good call.

-- Michael Fitts (michael@noextraday.com), June 26, 2000.

Ooh. John Waters.

I can't think of anyone that did what he did before he did it. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong?

-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), June 26, 2000.

Ridley Scott

-- Joe Waddington (waddage@wa.freei.net), June 28, 2000.

Ooh, Ridley Scott. Good answer, Grizzly Joe.

-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), June 30, 2000.


Why is every single one of my posts being entered above posts that came before it?


-- Wendy (setlackey@hotmail.com), June 30, 2000.

I would have to say alfred hithCOCK!!!!!He set the standards for thrillers.hitchCOCK is one of my fave.His movies rock.Plus hes a funny guy.I crack up everytime I see him.hitchCOCK rules!!!

-- Billy Lo (illeffection@aol.com), July 24, 2000.

Am I the only person here who thinks that Orson Welles changed American Film,and for the better? And what about Martin Scorsese in the 60s, bringing a different type of soundtrack(pop rock music, instead of composed music), a different type of violence, and maybe a major updating of the gangster film, as well, not to mention The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, to boot?

Just wondering.

-- Frank J. Merritt (frankmerritt@hotmail.com), February 25, 2001.

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