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Leo Logan
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Filmographies of acclaimed directors are not usually perfect. So let's run down everyone's list one by one.

My List
Gus Van Sant - "Psycho" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"
Barry Levinson - "Toys", "Sphere" and "Envy"
Steven Spielberg - "Hook", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
Tim Burton - "Planet of the Apes"
Lawrence Kasdan - "Wyatt Earp" and "Dreamcatcher"
John Landis - "Oscar", "Beverly Hills Cop III" and "The Stupids"
Joel & Ethan Coen - "The Ladykillers"
Roland Joffe - "The Scarlet Letter" and "Captivity"
Rob Reiner - "North", "Alex & Emma" and "Rumor Has It"
Guy Ritchie - "Swept Away"
Billy Wilder - "Kiss Me Stupid"
Michael Mann - "Miami Vice"
Oliver Stone - "Alexander"
Ron Howard - "The Da Vinci Code" and "The Dilemma"
Stephen Frears - "Mary Reilly"
Franklin J. Schaffner - "Yes, Giorgio"
Sidney Lumet - "The Wiz", "A Stranger Among Us" and "Gloria"
Alan J. Pakula - "Dream Lover" and "The Devil's Own"
Jonathan Demme - "The Truth About Charlie"

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I have a couple to throw in to the hat...

David Fincher - Alien 3
Clint Eastwood - A Perfect World
Kevin Costner - The Postman
Steven Spielberg - War Of The Worlds
Martin Scorsese - The Color of Money

Some very large blips on otherwise perfect careers...

Mental Hospital for the Nomsally Insane [Cool]

[ 19. September 2011, 07:35: Message edited by: The Noms with no name... ]

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[Eek!] I love A Perfect World. I sob buckets at the end everytime [Razz]
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-Rob Reiner-North

-Bob Clark-Rhinestone

-Chris Columbus-Bicentennial Man

-John G. Avildsen-A Night in Heaven

-Paul Verhoeven-Showgirls

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Noms, Fincherd directed "Alien 3" not "Resurrection".
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quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
[Eek!] I love A Perfect World. I sob buckets at the end everytime [Razz]

I like A Perfect World too [Wink]
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All for Noms and Noms for all...
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quote:
Originally posted by Leo Logan:
Noms, Fincherd directed "Alien 3" not "Resurrection".

You are of course right, my mistake.

Still was an appalling movie though...

What kind of animal would do this to a Noms [Cool]

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George Lucas - Howard, A New Breed Of Hero

John Hughes - everything after Home Alone 2

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I love Clint Eastwood and most of his movies but I really couldn't stand 'Unforgiven'.
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Brian De Palma - "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "Mission to Mars"

Sydney Pollack - "Random Hearts"

Harold Ramis - "Club Paradise"

Nora Ephron - "Mixed Nuts" and "Bewitched"

Mike Nichols - "What Planet Are You From?"

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I remember how disappointed I was with the Miami Vice movie.
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Peter Bogdanovich - "At Long Last Love" and "Illegally Yours"

Ken Russell - "Valentino"

Michael Caton-Jones - "Basic Instinct 2"

Martin Brest - "Gigli"

John Frankenheimer - "The Island of Dr. Moreau"

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quote:
Originally posted by Bernie_Lomax:
quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
[Eek!] I love A Perfect World. I sob buckets at the end everytime [Razz]

I like A Perfect World too [Wink]
[Big Grin]
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i liked mixed nuts and club paradise


i would say john carpenter in the mouth of madness

john landis - innocent blood

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i liked oscar too
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Martin Scorsese - After Hours
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I need to say a few words about some of the titles mentioned here:

In the Mouth of Madness is not bad at all,
if you want to put a Carpenter movie on this list, choose Village of the Damned.

Innocent Blood is a fun, sexy and bloody horrorcomedy. Great stuff.

After Hours is a classic dark comedy.

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Don't forget the movies that were so bad, the Director decided they should be credited to "Alan Smithee":

Film direction

The following films credit "Smithee"; the actual director is listed when known:

* Fade-In / Iron Cowboy (1968). Directed by Jud Taylor.
* Death of a Gunfighter (1969). Directed separately by Robert Totten and Don Siegel.
* City in Fear (1980). Directed by Jud Taylor.
* Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). The Second Assistant Director credit for the first segment is credited to "Alan Smithee". This position is commonly involved in shooting action scenes, such as the one in which actor Vic Morrow was killed during production of this film.
* Stitches (1985), directed by Rod Holcomb
* Let's Get Harry (1986), directed by Stuart Rosenberg
* Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987), directed by Paul Aaron and Terry Windsor
* The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), directed by Michael Gottlieb
* Solar Crisis (1990), directed by Richard C. Sarafian
* The Birds II: Land's End (1994), directed by Rick Rosenthal
* National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995), directed by Kelly Makin with a segment credited to Smithee
* Raging Angels (1995)
* Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), directed by Kevin Yagher
* Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997), co-directed by Steve Langley
* An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1998), directed by Arthur Hiller
* River Made to Drown In (1999), directed by James Merendino
* Woman Wanted (2000), directed by Kiefer Sutherland

Modified versions

* Dune (1984) as extended and edited for broadcast television, directed by David Lynch; Lynch's screenwriting credit goes to "Judas Booth".
* Gunhed (1989) as released in the United States, directed by Masato Harada
* The Guardian (1990) as edited for cable television, directed by William Friedkin
* Backtrack (1990) as originally released in theaters, directed by Dennis Hopper, credited to Hopper in a "director's cut" for a subsequent video release
* Scent of a Woman (1992) as edited for broadcast television, directed by Martin Brest
* The Nutt House (1992), written by Scott Spiegel, who is credited as Alan Smithee
* Rudy (1993) as edited for television, directed by David Anspaugh
* Showgirls (1995) as edited for television, directed by Paul Verhoeven (who instead of Smithee used the pseudonym "Jan Jensen"). However, the edited, R-rated version of Showgirls that was prepared for release at Blockbuster was supervised and authorized by Verhoeven, and this version carries the director's name.
* Heat (1995) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann
* Meet Joe Black (1998), as edited for in-flight viewing and cable television, by Martin Brest
* The Insider (1999) as edited for television, directed by Michael Mann

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Philip Kaufman - "Twisted"

William Friedkin - "Cruising" and "Jade"

George Roy Hill - "The Little Drummer Girl"

Richard Brooks - "Fever Pitch"

Roger Donaldson - "Cocktail" and "The Getaway"

John Carpenter - "Village of the Damned"

Robert Altman - "Popeye"

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Cruising is not that bad if you are open minded.
I like Jade very much, fun Joe Eszterhas sleaze [Wink]

Cocktail is ok and i remember liking The Getaway remake.
I just bought it and will re-watch it soon.

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Cruising is great. I like The Getaway too, very enjoyable.
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John Singleton - "2 Fast 2 Furious"

Martin Campbell - "Beyond Borders" and "Green Lantern"

Michael Apted - "Critical Condition" and "Enough"

Roger Spottiswoode - "Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot" and "The 6th Day"

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