Kubrick, Tarantino, Fincher, Fulci, the matrix guys, whoever the guy is that made Donnie Darko, and most Korean filmmakers.
tarantino and wes anderson, especially anderson with those indie kids revering him to the level of idolatry and extolling him as an amazing director
“…with those indie kids revering him to the level of idolatry and extolling him as an amazing director.”
Replace indie kids with 15 year old metalheads and you have yourself Tarantino fanboys.
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Kevin Smith. And the worst films.
So I’m guessing the meaning of fanboy is a fan who thinks that the director can do no wrong. They think this director is the best and no one is as good as him. They see no faults in his work.
I can’t find faults in most Ingmar Bergman films, so am I a Bergman fanboy?
Is there a good fanboy?
To be fair, I think most Kevin Smith fanboys i’ve spectated fully realize the unevenness in his work, and how he takes the medium of cinema very lightly; as opposed to fanboys of Tarantino and Ritchie whom think they’re cinema defined.
I’m still waiting for a definition.
Can someone be a fanboy of a true master of cinema?
Yes. I think the point is that Bergman fanboys are seen as intelligent and tasteful for the most part while Tarantino, Smith, Ritchie and I might add Spielberg and the Coen brothers to a lesser degree, are seen as obnoxious in their love for shallow violence (Tarantino), dick jokes (Smith), shallow violence with even less intelligence (Ritchie) and, for me, the many weeknesses of Spielberg and the Coens.
Ok so why do people often say Kubrick fanboy? Is Kubrick considered equal to Tarantino? I find that hard to believe. I can see how someone could be a fanboy towards A Clockwork Orange if they fully miss the point and only like it for the violence, but I cannot see how you can be a fanboy of his whole work.
George Lucas, obviously. And David Fincher.
Kevin Smith fans, by far. Unless that guy who made Boondock Saints actually has fans. I don’t think he really does.
Kurbick is tricky because of a Clockwork Orange. That film does appeal to a certain kind of nihilist in a way that makes some folks uncomfortable. I suppose people like Ozu for dubious reasons as well. They may like him because “he’s peaceful and he didn’t have violence and the kids can watch….” I don’t think the point is whether the filmmaker is good or not but rather how loud and obnoxious their fans are about them.
Lucas definitely needs to be on the list. Fincher fans aren’t quite that loud yet. Fight Club fans are pretty close.
I love Kevin Smith but he does easily have some of the worst fans. I hate the people who say all of his films are cinematic gold, even great comedies.
I’d place Tarantino high on the list too.
I would say Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Tarantino, whoever that guy is that directed Saw.
lol James Wan does not have fanboys.
Wes Anderson. Blasphemy I know
Takashi Miike. ichi the killer was not good.
Well, my whole problem is that it seems as though anyone who thinks they know about film references Spielberg, and that’s what turns me off about him. I mean, sure, he is a very good director, if not a great director (although, like most directors, he has had a clunker, or two), but it just annoys me when I say to someone that Ingmar Bergman is the greatest director to ever live (my own opinion, of course), and they say “Better than Spielberg!?” Like he’s the only one, or something. Kills me.
The premise of this thread is very weird.
I love Tarantino, Richie and the Coen Brothers. Can they go wrong? Oh, yes and they have. So? I know Richie makes the same movies over and over again, but so what? Does liking Tarantino make me a shallow violence-loving nut?
What’s your definition of a fanboy?
wes anderson no contest
A fanboy is someone who thinks the director can do no wrong. Who, when presented with the faults in their favourite directors films ignores them or denies they exist.
Sometimes a bad director has fanboys who are a credit to him. Nathan, I’m not calling you a fanboy, but your thoughtful defense of Spielberg on another thread comes to mind as someone who does credit to him.
George Lucas-Tarantino-Kevin Smith