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Sun, Mar 31, 2019 4:59 PM

Live Poll: 25 Movie Titles Describing Big Directors' Trademarks

Which of these 25 movie titles is the best oneliner as a similie for the trademark of the adressed director? The movie doesn't need to be made by the director. The intended puns are made from the english title of the movie.

Well I need 13 other movie-director-combinations like the examples on the list. If I take one on the list and the 13 picks are reached, then it might be that someone give a better example so I will replace it. But anyway: Thank you for all suggestions. :D

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042044626/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/6jSsIQFLUlo/

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2 y ago

I like the idea of keeping other directors' film, you can find a non-Scorsese movie to describe Scorsese's style, his movies are always about sinners who try to repent with the criminal world as a backdrop.

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2 y ago

The Bonfire of the Vanities entitles Brian De Palma -- really?
I've always thought it is Blow Out (1981) and Dressed to Kill (1980).

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Ahaaa.
It seems I need the description re-read.

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Yay, correct! :D

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2 y ago

MAthePA:
It is Brian De Palma, yes. I think ElMo's suggestion is good.

ElM: That might be better. Do you think about a special movie for Scorsese?

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2 y ago

A little add to the rules:
The movietitle should be from a movie which is not made by the director.
Try to find a movie title that is not from the adressed director.
I'm searching for a better movie title for Scorsese. The best title wins.

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Breumaster, the idea is entertaining for sure. But the after-voting statistics should not be mentioned or analysed at all for this poll 8)

I'm hesitating to proceed with options, but I suggest to avoid the mixed concept, otherwise voters may be totally confused. You'd better use either the director presenting his movies, or the director entitled by others' movies. Not mixing the both.

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I corrected the list. I think it's more clear, now.

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I've re-done Martin Scorsese. There are two options now. One has to go. Which option would be the looser? I'll wait 2 days before deleting one option.

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The Godfather
NO HESITATION
)))

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So for you The Godfather is the loser as I asked? The double 'o' still gives me troubles. ;D

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No. 
The Godfather is a great entitle for Scorsese in this poll.

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Ok, so i take 'The Godfather'. :D

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2 y ago

"Apocalypse Now" describes ... Roland Emmerich? (Anyone better?)

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Roland Emmerich is very fruitful for "apocalyptic" products. So, the idea is clear why "Apocalypse Now" is referenced as a title-phrase. But yes, the referenced plot is far to match.

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I thought it was more about the title than the content of the film.

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Thank you for the many suggestions. I think 'Apokalypse Now' is special good for Emmerich. Peter you're right. The title of any movie except one of the adressed directors for describing the trademark of the adressed director. The movie can be one which title does match with the main contents of the directors work.

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My problem now is to decide between them both Emmerich-options.
I don't know which to take. I think them both are matching.
It's awfully clear how often Emmerich connects apocalyptic stories with the white house. ;D

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Decided for 'Apocalypse Now'.

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2 y ago

Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick

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2 y ago

Bump.

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2 y ago

I think it might be a good idea to link directors pages in the descriptions of items to vote. That could be done by using the link script: [link=URL goes here]Director's Name[/link].

FYC: 
Alfred Hitchcock - A Face in the Crowd (1957) (often appears in a brief cameo in most of his movies)
Albert Pyun - Cyborg (1989) (a rare case of his own movie; this guy really loves cyborgs)

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I'll put it to the list. :D

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Just 'Cyborg' not.
Movies from director x describing director z . Ok?
I mentioned the rule earlier. Ready steady go!

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By the way - 'A Face in the Crowd' is one of the best suggestions. Maybe my pick! ;)

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2 y ago

Got my 25 fellas!  - *pulluptothebumper*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyo-I6OF2Y

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2 y ago

FYC:

John Cassavetes - Life itself
Spike Lee - Bad Day at Black Rock
Akira Kurosawa - Being Human / The Last Samurai
Ingmar Bergman - existenz
Federico Fellini - La Vita e Bella
Jean-Pierre Melville - Lonely are the Brave
George Lucas - Unhook the Stars
Michael Bay - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / Nobody's Perfect
Sam Peckinpah - A History of Violence
An acclaimed female director - Woman of the Year





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ElM. I very much like most of those but... Come on, I mean there are plenty of female directors. In fact, you've made it a bit of a challenge for me to suggest a few. 

FYC:
Claire Denis - Colonialism: Ogre or Angel? (1957) (often has themes regarding colonialism in her movies)
Katheryn Bigelow - Slow Motion Addict (2007)

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Breumaster, anu thoughts on these FYC? 

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I still have 25 options. There were more than two month to make suggestions. Now we completed it in a day and then there suddently appear many suggestions after. I won't the erase our both (my wife and me) work of an afternoon. If it's taken as poll, nice. But I won't change it now.

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Would you consider them if I gave more details?

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I discussed it with my wife and we both agreed, that this should be a male only poll. The best way to give all directors the credit they deserve is to create a second poll with only female directors. We are considering to take George Lucas on board for his work on 'Star Wars'. So Mr. Gray has to leave. With the other options we're happy. :D

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Well, I wish the other suggestions were taken, especially since they wouldn't make it in a second poll, I could make them more explicit... oh well, it's your poll.