Kubrick. Kubrick was the one I was going back and forth with for the #1 slot. I don’t think I would’ve felt this strongly about his case for #1 if it weren’t for my elevation of 2001 in recent
The 5th Best Director of All-Time: Martin Scorsese I went with Scorsese for my #5 director of all-time. He’s the highest rated living (and active) director on the list! In some ways Scorsese is the
Fellini. The last time I did my top 100 was in 2012. I’m overdue and want to update that- maybe after this project. Well, the last time I did it, I had two Fellini films in my top 10.
Coppola. The case for Coppola is his masterpieces, in particular, having freaking godfather II as his 3rd best film. TSPDT has his big 3 as the 7th, 12th, and 21st best of all-time. I have them at 2nd, 7th,
Tarkovsky. The soviet’s answer to Kubrick until he defected in 1979 amid controversy surrounding the first day (an unmade movie with allegories critical of the USSR (apparently more overt than the others throughout his career)). Tarkovsky joins
Truffaut. No frogs in the top 10? I know. I’m actually more bullish on Truffaut than most cinephiles. Playful and largely accessible- could there be another auteur more different than the auteur directly in front of him: