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Live Poll: Favorite Director Born 1970 or Later

From this list of directors who is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026092065/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/st3OIVhACEQ/

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C Nolan (save for Dunkirk), Patty Jenkins for WW.

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Hi Supachewy,

Thank you for your poll suggestion.

1. Once someone responds to your post, only an admin can edit that post.

2. Please change the title of your list (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026092065/) from:
Who is the Best Director Born After 1970?

To:
Favorite Best Director Born After 1970

3. Please change the question in your list from:
Of this list of directors who is your favorite?

To:
From this list of directors who is your favorite?

4. For you poll suggestion to be considered, your list must link back to this thread. Please add this text after your question:
After voting, [link=https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/poll-idea-who-is-the-best-director-born-after-1970]please discuss here.[/link]
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After voting, please discuss here.

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Thanks Dan, I've made the changes you requested and the updated list is at this link https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026092065/

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Thanks, Supachewy, for updating your list. I updated your original post accordingly.

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I'm a little confuse with the list title, "Favorite Best...", because "best" and "favorite" are two different thing that will probably lead into different result. I think its best to choose "Favorite director..." or "Best director..." or "Top director..."

My favorite from the list is Christopher Nolan

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Tiny semantic note - you say "born AFTER 1970" but you have directors on the list born in 1970.

For Your Consideration (to be added to the list):
Xavier Dolan
Sarah Polley
JA Boyana
Dee Rees
JC Chandor
Colin Trevorrow
Taika Waititi
Matthew Vaughn
Evan Goldberg
Joe Wright
Nicolas Winding Refn
Ramin Bahrani

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I will update the list title to say favorite director born 1970 or later

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Also will include Jen's suggestions

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Not sure if this was a purposeful omission or just because there were so many names, but you didn't add my suggestion of Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok.

If you meant to do that, NP.

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I'm going to second Taika Waititi. 

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So this is my first poll suggestion so I was just wondering what the next steps are?

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Supachewy,

Typically three poll suggestions go live every day.

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Patty Jenkins

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Hi Supachewy and welcome to poll authoring. :)

FYC: Jordan Peele (won an Oscar a few months ago so I'd suggest definitely adding him. 
Greta Gerwig (like Peele's Get Out, the 2017 film she directed, Lady Bird, was nominated for several Oscars this year, including Best Picture, and she, like Peele, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director, so I think she's another "must have" on the list.)
The fact that few women and African-American men have been nominated for Best Director adds to their significance. 
John Krasinski  (directed A Quiet Place and The Hollars)

My vote, which won't surprise anyone, will go to Sean Baker. This is a good list that brings attention to some very deserving directors - Bravo!

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Hi Ruby, great suggestions but I wanted to keep it to directors that have made more than one film, although I am very excited about where these artists careers will take them!

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Hi Supachewy,

Since you wish to limit your poll to directors with two or more films, please consider changing the question for your list from:
From this list of directors who is your favorite?

To:
From this list of directors with two or more films who is your favorite?

Thanks.

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Hi Supachewy, That criteria you set makes  a lot of sense: It is kind of difficult to judge a director's work from just one movie. Gerwig actually did direct two films, although the first had a co-director, but if you want to add her (since you still have the room - polls can have 35 options - and she's well known now, people, especially women, might be looking for her), here's the film: Nights and Weekends (2008)

John Krasinski  (directed A Quiet Place and The Hollars) also has two films and A Quiet Place is so popular right now.

You already have Sean Baker on the list (yay!) and you have his two most well-known films listed but he also directed the following feature-length movies: Starlet, Prince of Broadway, Take Out, and Four Letter Words

: )

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Also, because name lists don't include any information about the person when the list becomes a poll, you can add a few noteworthy movies that each filmmaker has directed. The film titles will appear right under the name and probably will make it easier for people to vote, likely resulting in more votes for your poll. 

For example, you could add something like: Films include 'Magnolia' 'Phantom Thread,' and 'There Will Be Blood.'  
Here's an example: https://www.imdb.com/poll/rb_wEy-CDjY/?ref_=po_ho
If you want the text to be bolded, just add [b] immediately before the text and [/b] immediately after.

:)

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Thanks for the suggestion, I will work on implementing this.

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It looks really good, although, as Jess and Dan point out below, if you keep them listed on different lines, unfortunately, the poll software will print them strangely. 

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Some FYCs from India:

Srijit Mukherji 
Neeraj Pandey 

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I have added a list of films to each director's name and adjusted the description as asked.

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I would recommend that you list the films like this:

Phantom Thread, Inherent Vice, The Master, There Will be Blood, Punch Drunk Love, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Hard Eight

Otherwise, it won't look good if this becomes a poll. 

Would you consider adding Taika Waititi and John Krasinski as well? They have both directed at least two films.

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Hi Supachewy,

I strongly recommend that you follow Jessica's advice regarding how you show the films. The poll software removes carriage returns between lines. For instance, the list of films for Paul Thomas Anderson as you currently have them will be displayed as:

Phantom Thread Inherent Vice The Master There Will be Blood Punch Drunk Love Magnolia Boogie Nights Hard Eight

This will be very difficult to read.

Separating the titles with commas, makes the list of films much easier to read:
Phantom Thread, Inherent Vice, The Master, There Will be Blood, Punch Drunk Love, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, Hard Eight

I also recommend that you consider Jessica's suggestion of adding Taika Waititi and John Krasinski as well. They have both directed at least two films.

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My Vote: Damien Chazelle.

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Hey Supachewy, 

I hope you're still around on this GS discussion thread. This is a very good poll, especially for a new author -- it's gets a lot easier once you've done one or two polls. I'm sorry that, when I suggested that you include the names of some films by the directors, that I did not mention what Jess and Dan pointed out above. That would have made it easier but changing it shouldn't take much time at all. This is a good poll that I'm fairly certain would "go live" once the changes that Dan and Jess suggested are made, and I look forward to seeing any other poll suggestions that you might have.

:)

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I second what rubyfruit76 wrote.

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Hello all, I definitely plan on making the suggested changes, just have been going through finals at school but will hopefully have the list updated in the next couple of days!

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@Supachewy,

Best of luck on your finals.

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Thanks!

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Oh, good luck with your finals. If they're over, I hope you're recuperating well. :)