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Mon, Apr 15, 2019 4:53 PM

Live Poll: And the Nobel Prize Goes to... (IMDb Poll Board)

The Nobel Prize is an award bestowed to people who distinguished themselves in Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Peace. Based on nominations by the IMDb Poll Board, which of these living directors would you give a Nobel Prize for Film?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042274155/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/W96o1Vf1Ols/

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Jean-Luc Godard. Still experimenting.

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My dark horse candidate,Brian De Palma.
I really like his style and technique that give his films a unique look and feel.
Brian De Palma at an event for Passion 2012

2000 Mission to Mars
1998 Snake Eyes
1996 Mission: Impossible
1993 Carlito's Way
1989 Casualties of War (as Brian DePalma)
1987 The Untouchables
1981 Blow Out
1976 Carrie

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Miyazaki

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Thanks guys. A technical question: do links to user profiles require a different format, like those to people?

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2 y ago

Cool idea, alb.
I would like to nominate Yimou Zhang.

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2 y ago

Will think about my nomination.
P.S. Now I'm making GIFS and I can't get enough!  (Yes, I made this one)
Fight GIF

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ElMo got to my probable choice first so I'll have to deliberate. 'Very cool idea. 

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Good idea, You can consider Béla Tarr and Martín scorsese

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There are many great directors whom I want to include in this list and it is a tough choice to think about only one them but I will nominate Anurag Kashyap.

(Someone who is trying to put quality content infront of Indian Audience)

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FYC, just a thought. How about two-three sentences about why you are making this proposition and why there should be a Nobel prize for film. I can only assume your reasoning. But, if it were me, I would make these points.

1) Nobel concerned over his legacy, provided in his will four five prizes in world changing endeavors:Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Peace.
2) Movies have displaced Literature, in influence and popularity since Nobel deaths in1896.
3) Therefore his award for a literary work "in an ideal direction"  should be theoretically expanded to include living director's "bodies of work" that have changed the world.

If the award existed prior to today, someone like Stanley Kramer would have gotten it for his "message film" contributions that tackled a number of social problem through film.

Wikepedia notes
The first three of these prizes are awarded for eminence in physical science, in chemistry and in medical science or physiology; the fourth is for literary work "in an ideal direction" and the fifth prize is to be given to the person or society that renders the greatest service to the cause of international fraternity, in the suppression or reduction of standing armies, or in the establishment or furtherance of peace congresses.[14]

The formulation for the literary prize being given for a work "in an ideal direction" (i idealisk riktning in Swedish), is cryptic and has caused much confusion. For many years, the Swedish Academy interpreted "ideal" as "idealistic" (idealistisk) and used it as a reason not to give the prize to important but less romantic authors, such as Henrik Ibsen and Leo Tolstoy. This interpretation has since been revised, and the prize has been awarded to, for example, Dario Fo and José Saramago, who do not belong to the camp of literary idealism.

Director Steven Spielberg described  Stanley Kramer as an "incredibly talented visionary", and "one of our great filmmakers, not just for the art and passion he put on screen, but for the impact he has made on the conscience of the world.

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Denis Villeneuve

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Just a fun-fact; I would've picked Hitchcock but he's not living.

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From that list I'd choose Spielberg, but overall I think some of my top directors aren't on that list so take that into consideration.

Although not necessarily specific to Directing, for film-making in general I'd probably choose Tarantino. (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000233/)

There are so many great artists out there it's hard to choose, but he's definitely at the top of my list. I could probably more easily provide a top 25 than picking just one, but for now, Quentin gets my vote. :)

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alb, could you please correct the link to my profile page? :)

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My choice: Martin Scorsese