Asian directors
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To me, good directors are even more important than good actors. So, any favorites?


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Ang Lee - he's probably the most famous one. Brokeback Mountain was pretty good, and I heard Sense and Sensibility was, too. But he overdoes the sex scenes a little. I didn't really think it was necessary in Lust, Caution (but then, it does have "Lust" in its name). Surprisingly, I have never seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger (I know, I fail as an Asian...I really do plan to watch it).

Zhang Yimou - He's my favorite. I liked his old movies, like The Road Home, more than his newer ones. The Road Home was so simple, sweet, and meaningful. Heroes was beautifullly filmed. The Curse of the Golden Chrysanthem, though, was too extravagant but not enough substance. However, you gotta give it to him. The Opening Ceremony of the Olympics was definitely amazing. It's for a reason that he beat out Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai for this job.


dramas:

Zhang Jizhong - he's good with getting the main theme, but he lacks a bit on details. His minor characters are also generally amazing while his main actors are okay. I love looking at his sceneries, though. I swear, he picks the most gorgeous places to film and since he has enormous budgets, they're all filmed beautifully. (he did all of the recent Jin Yong remakes)

Chai Zhiping - queen of Taiwanese idol dramas (Meteor Garden, Devil Beside You, Why Why Love, etc.) But honestly, I don't like the personalities of the actors she picks.

Li Guoli - his dramas are very unique and you can tell it's his. They're all very cute and sweet (Fairy in Wonderland/ Tian Wai Fei Xian, Young Warriors of the Yang Clan, Legend of the Condor Heroes, Liao Zhai Zhi Yi), but his scriptwriters loves uniqueness a bit too much.
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Favorite Asian directors?

Kinji Fukasaku
John Woo
Akira Kurosawa
Seijun Suzuki
Takashi Miike
Takeshi Kitano
Sammo Hung
Ringo Lam
Shohei Imamura
Wong Kar Wai
Yasujiro Ozu
Yasuzo Masumura
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Johnnie To
Nagisa Oshima
Zhang Yimou
Hou Hsiao Hsien
Kihachi Okamoto
Masaki Kobayashi
Hideo Gosha
Masahiro Shinoda
Kenji Mizoguchi
Kim Ki Duk
Chang Cheh
Sogo Ishii
Shinya Tsukamoto
Takashi Ishii
Hiroshi Inagaki
Chen Kaige
Nobou Nakagawa
Kenji Misumi
Hiroshi Teshigahara
Inshiro Honda
Kon Ichikawa
Tsai Ming Liang
Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Liu Chia Liang
Kaneto Shindo
Yuen Chor
Chan Wook Park
Juzo Itami
Sun Chung
Teuro Ishii
Toshiro Masuda
Shusuke Kaneko
Yuen Woo Ping
Ann Hui
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Wisit Sasanatieng
Ho Meng Hua
Kim Ho Jun
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the directors of Last Friends:

Kato Hiromasa, Nishisaka Mizuki, Endo Mitsutaka

my favorite drama of all time :]
it's sad that not very many people give talented directors the recognition they deserve, and only give the lead actors/actresses all the credit.
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good thing that directors are being acknowledge here...

because how can you rate a drama by its actors and their performance only how about the man behind it, ne?
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shellmaprain wrote:

good thing that directors are being acknowledge here...

because how can you rate a drama by its actors and their performance only how about the man behind it, ne?


I know!
It's so much easier to judge a movie/drama by its directors than actors. If you know something is by a certain director, you'll get a much better idea of what type of movie/drama it is and how good it is. For example, all Zhang Yimou films are beautiful and focus a lot on colors. On the other hand, Zhang Ziyi's in all sorts of films.
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I use to like Park Chan Wook's aesthetics but lately he's been disappointing me.
Kim ki duk has a pretty good grasp in the control area.
However, my all time favorite would have to be Wong kar wai. His "In the Mood for Love" will probably be my favorite movie until the day I die.
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movies:

Ang Lee - he's probably the most famous one. Brokeback Mountain was pretty good, and I heard Sense and Sensibility was, too. But he overdoes the sex scenes a little. I didn't really think it was necessary in Lust, Caution (but then, it does have "Lust" in its name). Surprisingly, I have never seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger (I know, I fail as an Asian...I really do plan to watch it).

I agree Ang Lee is probably one of my favorite and also John Woo (director and producer).
John Woo - ChineseFace/Off, Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Mission/Impossible 2, A Better Tomorrow, Hard Boiled, created comic series Seven Brothers, Red Cliff, Paycheck...and much more.
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movies:

Ang Lee - he's probably the most famous one. Brokeback Mountain was pretty good, and I heard Sense and Sensibility was, too. But he overdoes the sex scenes a little. I didn't really think it was necessary in Lust, Caution (but then, it does have "Lust" in its name). Surprisingly, I have never seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger (I know, I fail as an Asian...I really do plan to watch it).

I agree Ang Lee is probably one of my favorite and also John Woo (director and producer).
John Woo - ChineseFace/Off, Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Mission/Impossible 2, A Better Tomorrow, Hard Boiled, created comic series Seven Brothers, Red Cliff, Paycheck...and much more.


Sorry typo - John Woo - is Chinese, his movies include Face/Off.
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Takashi Miike, Wong Kar Wai and Park Chan Wook. They're my 3 favorite Asian directors.
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i dunno watz his name---but the director of HYD!
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