Steven Spielberg voted best Director

SteveSpielberg.jpgThere’s quite a few polls around just now, and I’ll follow up a few other posts at the weekend about top lists of films, however this one is quite interesting and I’m sure will spark some debate.

The BBC are carrying the story from Empire Magazine of their latest poll. The top Directors of all time…well, up until now that is. Here’s the top ten:

1. Steven Spielberg
2. Alfred Hitchcock
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Stanley Kubrick
5. Sir Ridley Scott
6. Akira Kurosawa
7. Peter Jackson
8. Quentin Tarantino
9. Orson Welles
10. Woody Allen

Well I actually think that’s a pretty fair list, although the order for me needs to be played around with a bit. I’d fire up Welles a few spots for sure, and does Jackson deserve to be there for pretty much three movies? I personally don’t see Allen in there, and where in god’s name is De Palma?

I’m sure we all have our own top Directors that should be there, and unless you’ve all emigrated or had your Internet connection cut off, you’re damn sure going to have something to say about the entrants on the list, and the order. So what’s wrong with these Directors? Which shouldn’t be there, and which are missing?

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