Yeah, Greg and the rest of you, please quit further exasperating my voter’s remorse!
Wings > The Ascent
Sorry Greg was too late!
For Shepitko, my hidden film to see is Motherland of Electricity
A Question of Silence (Gorris) and The Tango Lesson (Potter) should have been included with 4 votes. Gorris won the “Foreign Film” Oscar with Antonia’s Line but that didn’t fare well here.
There’s a list with further additions with 3 votes
Well, shit. I wish I’d known about this. My vote is always with Farrokhzad.
Rather a pity you didn’t take rankings into account – maybe ‘Dalla nube allla resistenza’ would have found its way in…
Great list though
Yeah, i probably should at least have gone with rankings to separate films with same number of votes. I’m not sure if there’s an ideal system of ranking v number of votes. The Huillet-Straub film, which i also voted for, is on the longer list in the Lists section linked above
Top 10 Directors
Farrokzhad 22 (1 film)
Huillet, Breillat and Duras had several films but with few votes each.
Well, the Francophones won I guess :P
(I’m still surprised Akerman got so many votes, thanks to Jeanne I presume, nevertheless…impressive for a minimalist director like she is)
Farrokzhad with one film in the top 10, hmmmm….
Bigelow and Coppola so high, sigh…OK about Bigelow, I can understand with plenty of her adventure flicks….but who actually likes Coppola???
Yeah, Francophone-Anglophone domination at the top. Not hard to see why, with the format we had, Belgium defeated USA and topped their group in the world cup. Far East directors featured more among the films with fewer votes. The greater interest is in wider variety, the smaller details of the poll, the less familiar films. No sign of Greece, the Balkans…
Alice Guy-Blaché only had 1 vote. I regret not voting for her, for instance the early chase classic The Sausage or this:
^ Yes, I remember I have already seen a couple of the films you posted Kenji on her thread, a director who has to be seen more than the Coppolas and Campions who already have a wider DVD release (and appreciation)
Martel is there however for continent diversity but I still applaud the many who voted for Akerman!!!
Coppola 29Bigelow 25Alice Guy-Blaché only had 1 vote.
This is not a commentary on those who provided votes. I’m curious why this result occurred, however. Is it lack of access to Alice Guy-Blaché’s films, is it lack of interest, is it lack of knowledge, or a little of everything? Or is it simply the limit of the scope of the poll itself, allowing for 20 films? Could it also be that everybody who voted has seen several of Guy-Blaché’s films and they just don’t like them?
Well, Alice just missed my selection, cos despite liking some of her films a lot, i thought there were 20 i liked more! Yet although she has an important place in cinema history, she’s still strangely neglected.
No Kai, it just so happens that Bigelow and Coppola “appeal more” to a “wide” audience but I still don’t fucking get it: who the hell actually likes Coppola’s films???
What’s the appeal there that Alice Blanche and Shirin Neshat don’t have??? Do people have an affectation with Kirsten fucking Dunst or with Scarlet Johansson’s talentless face?
I expected Claire Denis as the filmmaker with the most votes, almost!
Not only Alice Guy-Blaché failed, “vintage cinema” in general did not work (notably Leni Riefenstahl). This is a young forum, after all.
Regarding Spanish language films, I am very surprised with the number of votes for Lucrecia Martel (especially The Headless Woman), very happy to see Araya (rarely seen a couple of years ago), intrigued by Brickmakers (don’t know), glad to see Oriana (although I did not vote for it, a film of narrative structure, in flashbacks, very interesting) and proud of Take my Eyes (not a masterpiece, but Bollaín is the most talented female director in this country).
The silent film-maker Dulac wasn’t far behind Riefenstahl: of course Riefenstahl suffers from her politics, and in my opinion so she should. One lesser-known Dulac film i like is Invitation to the Voyage. From Latin America, i don’t recall any votes for One Way or Another (Sara Gomez) or Hour of the Star (Amaral); i’ve not seen the former, and maybe both haven’t been seen widely enough by mubi voters.
I was not impressed by One Way or Another, but curiously Cuba is cradle of great feminist films (Lucia, Retrato de Teresa)… directed by men.
what about fingered by lydia lunch and richie kern