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Find 2 Directors who could swap each others films and make them a new interesting project that was completely different from the original

joey Noodles

over 1 year ago

I have basically said what I am asking in the title. We can discuss what the films would be like and how much better or worse they could have been. I will start by saying:

Bernardo Bertolucci (Days of ’36) swaps with Theodoros Angelopoulos (1900/Last Tango in Paris/The Conformist)

Bela Tarr (Taxi Driver) swaps with Martin Scorsese (Damnation) I think this swap would be very interesting, especially Tarr’s take on Taxi Driver.

joey Noodles

over 1 year ago

John Ford (For a Few Dollars More) swaps with Sergio Leone (My Darling Clementine)

Adam Slusar

over 1 year ago

David Lynch (The Fountain) swaps with Darren Aronofsky (INLAND EMPIRE).

Yep, I’m asking for it…

Mathew

over 1 year ago

I (The Trial) swap with Welles (Nothin’). Actually I still haven’t seen it, but I think I could do it better. I think Welles’ ending contradicts the book’s (and the film’s? Welles includes the Before the Law story and that’s enough) philosophy re passivity and I think that Kafka’s absurdity is smothered by a batshit style. I don’t claim to be an expert on the book by the way.

Why Tarr for Taxi Driver? Only seen The Man from London and I don’t remember it.

Johnny K

over 1 year ago

Kenneth Branagh (DUNE) swaps with David Lynch (MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN)
Visconti (LOLITA) with Kubrick (THE STRANGER)
Ridley Scott (PLANET OF THE APES) with Tim Burton (HANNIBAL)

Adam Slusar

over 1 year ago

Martin Scorsese (The Prestige) swaps with Christopher Nolan (The Departed)
David Fincher (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) swaps with Tomas Alfredson (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

[P.S. Love the suggestion of Branagh doing Dune!]

El hombre huevo

over 1 year ago

Wiseman (Tie Xi Qu) trades with Wang (Belfast, Maine).
Gosho (Design for Living) trades with Lubitsch (Burden of Life).
Ozu (Doctor Bull) trades with Ford (An Inn in Tokyo).
The Lumiere bros. (At Sea) trade with Hutton (New York Portrait I, II & III).

And most interesting of all…
Tati (Rebels of the Neon God) trades with Tsai (Playtime).

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

Leone swaps Duck, You Sucker! with Peckinpah for his Straw Dogs.

Fincher swaps The Game with Nolan for his Following

Lang swaps M with Clouzot for his Diabolique

Scorsese swaps Goodfellas with Lumet for his Serpico

Pasolini swaps Teorema with Bunuel for his The Exterminating Angel

Fassbinder swaps In a Year With 13 Moons with Wenders for his Wings of Desire

The Wachowskis swap Speed Racer with Araki for his The Living End

von Trier swaps Breaking the Waves with Paul Thomas Anderson for his Punch-Drunk Love

Kubrick swaps Eyes Wide Shut with Kurosawa for his High and Low

Kaurismaki swaps Shadows in Paradise with Bertolucci for his Last Tango in Paris

ruby stevens

over 1 year ago

oooh i want to see fassbinder’s wings of desire!

Loverof​LeCinem​a

over 1 year ago

Angelopoulos (Wings of Desire) swapped with Wenders (Eternity and a Day)

Alfonso Cuaron (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) swapped with Brad Bird (Children of Men)

James Cameron (Life of Pi) swapped with Ang Lee (Avatar)

David Gordon Green (Chop Shop) swapped with Ramin Bahrani (George Washington)

Martin Scorsese (Schindler’s List) swapped with Steven Spielberg (Hugo)

Arthur Penn (Badlands) swapped with Terrence Malick (Bonnie and Clyde)

Bernardo Bertolucci (Once Upon a Time in America) swapped with Sergio Leone (The Last Emperor)

George Lucas (Solaris) swapped with Andrei Tarkosky (THX 1138)

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

^ Ang Lee’s Avatar probably wouldn’t be so hard on the eyes, would it?

joey Noodles

over 1 year ago

@Matthew(sic), I think that Tarr’s Taxi Driver would be quite cool, not sure why.

George Lucas on Solaris would be great!

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

Cronenberg (Suicide Club) switch with Sion Sono (Crash).

Cronenberg would add just enough comprehensibility to Suicide Club to make it linger near the area of uncanny, and Sono would add just enough quirk and humor to Crash to make it all feel worth it and not so dispassionate and disinterested.

—PolarisDiB

a plague of lighthouse keepers

over 1 year ago

Lucio Fulci (Ikiru) switch with Akira Kurosawa (The Beyond)

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

Mamet swaps Oleanna with Haneke for his Cache

Polanski swaps The Ghost Writer with Stone for his The Hand

Takashi Miike swaps Graveyard of Honor with Kitano for his Getting Any?

Nadafingah

over 1 year ago

Akira Kurosawa swaps Dersu Uzala for Sergei Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible.
Robert Altman swaps The Player with Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy.
Wong Kar Wai swaps Ashes of Time with Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler.
Werner Herzog swaps Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans with Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

joey Noodles

over 1 year ago

Coppola The Conformist Bertolucci The Conversation

Umberto L.

over 1 year ago

Andrei Tarkovsky swaps The Mirror for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.
Stanley Kubrick swaps Barry Lyndon for Federico Fellini’s Il Casanova di Federico Fellini.
Mel Brooks swaps Young Frankenstein for David Lynch’s The Elephant Man.
Marco Ferreri swaps Dillinger Is Dead for Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou.
Franco Piavoli swaps The Blue Planet for Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World.
Jacques Tati swaps Playtime for Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (just try to imagine Bill Murray as Monsieur Hulot!).

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

^ “Andrei Tarkovsky swaps The Mirror for Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life

Wouldn’t they just be making the same film in different settings and stylizations? Ha ha. But it’d be interesting to try and see Malick trying to exactly replicate Tarkovsky scenes such as the bird and burning house and have the latter trying to make sense of the muted family melodrama in Texas.

The Elephant Man as helmed by Brooks without the help of Lynch is a terrifying prospect to consider, considering how it had gone down. Not that I think Brooks would do damage to the material, but imagining it in his usual comedic style is really scary. For instance, something like this coming about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMy1BibFWsc

Konstan​tin

over 1 year ago

Not a fan of the PUSHER series, so I’d like to see Michael Mann give those a go. Big improvement, surely, and the material is in Mann’s auteurist wheelhouse .

And, in return, I could live with letting Nicolas Winding Refn get a crack at the script for THE KEEP. Not that I don’t like Mann’s version.

What fun!

Landon Smith

over 1 year ago

Brad Bird for Avatar and James Cameron for The Incredibles.

joey Noodles

over 1 year ago

Mike Nichols (Philadelphia) swaps with Jonathan Demme (Angels in America)

Johnny K

over 1 year ago

Andrei Tarkovsky (DON’T LOOK NOW) with Nicolas Roeg (THE SACRIFICE)
Fritz Lang (INSOMNIA) with Christopher Nolan (M)
Henri-Georges Clouzot (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) with DAVID FINCHER (LE CORBEAU)
Alfred Hitchcock (MARTIN) with George A. Romeo (THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY)

Johnny K

over 1 year ago

Oh yeah, and Andrzej Żuławski (SLEEPING BEAUTY, CINDERELLA or BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) with Walt Disney Animated Classics series (THE DEVIL)

Checkpo​int Charlie

over 1 year ago

@ KONSTANTIN

I think it’d only be fitting, considering how much Drive felt like a cheap ripoff of his films.

@ JOHNNY KUO

I’d love to see the Romero version of The Trouble With Harry.

doublel​ife91

over 1 year ago

Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. Cape Fear and Schindler’s List.

Adarsh Radhakr​ishnan

over 1 year ago

Fellini swaps La Dolce Vita with Woody Allen’s Manhattan
Godard swaps Le Mepris with Bela Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies

Adarsh Radhakr​ishnan

over 1 year ago

David Lynch swaps Blue Velvet with Polanski’s The Tenant

Cineast​ic

over 1 year ago

Michael Powell swaps with Alfred Hitchcock. Peeping Tom and Psycho are often discussed in tandem, but I think even The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus could come out quite interested as Hitchcock pictures while Rear Window and The Birds would be likewise lurid if realised by Powell.

Polaris​DiB

over 1 year ago

Nicolas Roeg (The Ring) with Gore Verbinski (Performance).

Moar witches and time travel in The Ring, moar dry drunk jokes in Performance.

—PolarisDiB