Poll: Directors Insulting Each Other (Part 2)
Which of these directors made the most stinging insult about a colleague? (here's part 1) Discuss here
Poll by: ur22567331
Created Apr 6 2015
"Fellini, Kurosawa, and Bunuel move in the same field as Tarkovsky. Antonioni was on his way, but expired, suffocated by his own tediousness."
"Tarantino named his production company after one of my films. He’d have done better to give me some money." (Tarantino named his company A Band Apart after Godard's film 'Bande à part')
on Stanley Kubrick: "Kubrick is a machine, a mutant, a Martian. He has no human feeling whatsoever. But it’s great when the machine films other machines, as in 2001."
on Kevin Smith (after Smith jokingly accused Burton of stealing the ending of Planet of the Apes from a Smith comic book): "Anyone who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I would especially never read anything created by Kevin Smith."
on Tim Burton (in response to "I would never read a comic book"): "Which, to me, explains *beep* Batman."
on M. Night Shymalan: "I HATE that guy! Next question."
"I have no idea who Abel Ferrara is. But let him fight the windmills… I’ve never seen a film by him. I have no idea who he is. Is he Italian? Is he French? Who is he?" (Abel Ferrara directed 'Bad Lieutenant' which Herzog remade into 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans')
"Sofia Coppola likes any guy who has what she wants. If she wants to be a photographer she’ll *beep* a photographer. If she wants to be a filmmaker, she’ll *beep* a filmmaker. She’s a parasite just like her fat, pig father was." (her father is filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola)
about Tarantino's use of the N-word: "I’m not against the word, and I use it, but not excessively. And some people speak that way. But, Quentin is infatuated with that word. What does he want to be made — an honorary black man?"
David Gordon Green
on Kevin Smith: "He kind of created a Special Olympics for film. They just kind of lowered the standard. I’m sure their parents are proud; it’s just nothing I care to buy a ticket for."
on Peter Greenaway (specifically The Draughtsman’s Contact): "A load of posturing poo-poo."
Paul Thomas Anderson
on David Fincher and his film 'Fight Club': "I saw thirty minutes of it only because our trailer is playing in front of it. And I would love to go on railing about the movie, but I'm just going to pretend as if I haven't seen it. It's just unbearable. I wish David Fincher testicular cancer, for all of his jokes about it, I wish him testicular *beep* cancer."
on Steven Spielberg's 'Schindler's List': "Think that's about the Holocaust? That was about success, wasn't it? The Holocaust is about 6 million people who get killed. Schindler's List is about 600 who don't."
on his work with David O. Russell on 'Three Kings': "David pouted through the rest of the shoot and we finished the movie, but it was truly, without exception, the worst experience of my life."
on Francis Ford Coppola and 'The Godfather': "Haven’t seen it - but I hate Coppola, too.... Because I hear the film is great and the only movies I want to like are my movies. I don’t want any other son of a bitch making good movies."
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