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Poll: Directors playing major roles in other directors’ films
A poll by DoctorBuster
Results of 934 votes:
The Third Man (1949)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Jack Reacher (2012)
Cecil B. DeMille
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
"Stalag 17" William Holden and Otto Preminger 1953 Paramount / MPTV
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Types of Movies You Wish They Made More Of
The following entries are genres and sub genres of films that IMDb's Poll Board members wish were made more regularly. Which of them do you most want to be more frequently made? Discuss the list here
Werner Herzog's Madness - Part 2
The poll Werner Herzog's Madness offered facts that most illustrate the German director's eccentricity and larger-than-life size. However, his life still provides many interesting bits of trivia or statements, if not as monumental. Which one is your favorite? Discuss here
Werner Herzog Quotes - Part 2
Besides Werner Herzog's real-life incidences, which inspired two polls, he has also become famous for his voice and the peculiar way he delivers sentences. His way of talking is strange already in German, when he tries to hide his Bavarian accent, and even more original when he attempts to speak English. Herzog's idiosyncrasies as a man who grew up in the faraway mountains, reading Greek poetry until he came down to meet an alien modern world, give his statements their special spice. The following quotes are assembled from films, books and interviews. Which is your favorite? Here is Part 1 Discuss here
Ten Movie Characters' Incomprehensible Mistakes
*** MAJOR SPOILERS !!! *** We all make mistakes, don't we? Indeed, it is a common trope to have a movie character making the one mistake that ultimately causes or accelerates his downfall. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): SPOILER: McMurphy never leaves the institution when he has countless opportunities, in Sunset Blvd. (1950), SPOILER: Joe comes back to Norma, in Heat (1995), SPOILER: Neil needs to kill Waingro instead of fleeing, in Scarface (1983), SPOILER: Tony Montana refuses the banker's rates, and precipitates his downfall by making an enemy out of Sosa etc. But these are not the tragic mistakes this poll is about -- those with a 'good' reason to happen. The following list contains ten really bad mistakes... made under circumstances where the character could really think twice before making the choice. These ten moves were so badly thought, so ridiculously doomed to fail or so dangerously stupid that even the fans of the movies have a hard time justifying them. Now, since nothing is really irrational, the main justification for these mistakes can always be found: ego, hubris, overestimating the enemy's stupidity, or, from a screenwriter's perspective, the fact that there would be no story otherwise. But seriously, which of these ten mistakes do you find the hardest to accept, no matter how good the film is? You may discuss the list here
Chilling Nazi Performances
In your opinion, who gave the most chilling performance as a Nazi whether it was real or fictional? If you feel none were chilling, whose performance did you appreciate the most? Since some actors played the role of a Nazi in more than one movie, let's limit the list by each's best performance and only one performance for each film. Discuss the list here
Mysterious Movie Characters
Over the years, cinema has graced us with countless fascinating personalities with even more fascinating origins. For some characters, however, much of their allure stems from the fact that they have remained an enigma to us, mysterious characters whose pasts WE DEMAND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT. With many of them, we were either given their 'version' of their past or simply no backstory at all. Either way, we're left with questions. Which of these mysterious characters portrayed in film, and their surely fascinating pasts, would you be eager to learn more about? (Please note: In order to be eligible for this list, these characters must have a past, whether it being their childhood or background, that hasn't truly been explained in the films they have featured in and thus remain a general mystery to us.) After voting, you may discuss the poll here.
Best Director Portrayal in a Film
A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. Who do you think best captured the mannerisms of the director in a film? Discuss the poll here
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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Which one of these characters better displays the characteristics of greed? Discuss here!
Favorite Nightclub Scene
Which nightclub scene is your favorite? Discuss the list here!