Melville, by far.
I’ll second Matthew Barney, though I suppose I can see why he might not be considered a film auteur because his films tend to have more to do with his installations than being stand- alone movies. But his films are really great, and Drawing Restraint worked quite well as its own piece.
It’s weird, too, because his films are listed on the auteurs: http://www.theauteurs.com/films?film%5Bsearch%5D=teshigahara&viewable=0&x=0&y=0
But he himself is not listed. WTF?
And where in the hell in my man Sam Peckinpah?
Don’t worry guys, this won’t be a problem for much longer!
Jean-Pierre Melville is a big oversight.
Personally, I’d like to see Lucio Fulci.
I second Melville. It’s strange that they have films by all these guys but they’re not on the auteurs list. All good things to those who wait I suppose. The site’s just getting going!
Melville and Teshigahara should definitely be in there.
Oh, and I think the Dardenne brothers have proved to be good enough Auteurs to be in there too.
Yes for Frank Perry!
goddamn, but where is Michael Cimino?
I think Peckinpah and Cimino already are available.
Peckinpah for me too, but (poss out of leftfield) what about the great Vincent Gallo?
OK, I put in Peckinpah. Now let’s get to work on Ermanno Olmi
I forth Melville!%Pr
I second Reygadas!
Jean-Pierre Melville and Josef von Sternberg
I’ll third Matthew Barney. I don’t think I’ll ever get Drawing Restraint 9 out of my head.
Yes, Reygadas! Silent Light only affirms what he established with Japon. He is a true auteur, who one day will be spoken in the same breath with Dreyer, Bergman, and Tarkovsky.