Live Poll: 25 Movie Titles Describing Big Directors' Trademarks

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Which of these 25 movie titles is the best oneliner as a similie for the trademark of the adressed director? The movie doesn't need to be made by the director. The intended puns are made from the english title of the movie.

Well I need 13 other movie-director-combinations like the examples on the list. If I take one on the list and the 13 picks are reached, then it might be that someone give a better example so I will replace it. But anyway: Thank you for all suggestions. :D

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042044626/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/6jSsIQFLUlo/
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I like the idea of keeping other directors' film, you can find a non-Scorsese movie to describe Scorsese's style, his movies are always about sinners who try to repent with the criminal world as a backdrop.
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The Bonfire of the Vanities entitles Brian De Palma -- really?
I've always thought it is Blow Out (1981) and Dressed to Kill (1980).
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Ahaaa.
It seems I need the description re-read.
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Yay, correct! :D
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MAthePA:
It is Brian De Palma, yes. I think ElMo's suggestion is good.

ElM: That might be better. Do you think about a special movie for Scorsese?
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A little add to the rules:
The movietitle should be from a movie which is not made by the director.
Try to find a movie title that is not from the adressed director.
I'm searching for a better movie title for Scorsese. The best title wins.
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Breumaster, the idea is entertaining for sure. But the after-voting statistics should not be mentioned or analysed at all for this poll 8)

I'm hesitating to proceed with options, but I suggest to avoid the mixed concept, otherwise voters may be totally confused. You'd better use either the director presenting his movies, or the director entitled by others' movies. Not mixing the both.
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I corrected the list. I think it's more clear, now.
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I've re-done Martin Scorsese. There are two options now. One has to go. Which option would be the looser? I'll wait 2 days before deleting one option.
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The Godfather
NO HESITATION
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So for you The Godfather is the loser as I asked? The double 'o' still gives me troubles. ;D
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No. 
The Godfather is a great entitle for Scorsese in this poll.
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Ok, so i take 'The Godfather'. :D
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"Apocalypse Now" describes ... Roland Emmerich? (Anyone better?)
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Roland Emmerich is very fruitful for "apocalyptic" products. So, the idea is clear why "Apocalypse Now" is referenced as a title-phrase. But yes, the referenced plot is far to match.
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I thought it was more about the title than the content of the film.
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Thank you for the many suggestions. I think 'Apokalypse Now' is special good for Emmerich. Peter you're right. The title of any movie except one of the adressed directors for describing the trademark of the adressed director. The movie can be one which title does match with the main contents of the directors work.
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My problem now is to decide between them both Emmerich-options.
I don't know which to take. I think them both are matching.
It's awfully clear how often Emmerich connects apocalyptic stories with the white house. ;D
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Decided for 'Apocalypse Now'.
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Paths of Glory: Stanley Kubrick
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Bump.
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I think it might be a good idea to link directors pages in the descriptions of items to vote. That could be done by using the link script: [link=URL goes here]Director's Name[/link].

FYC: 
Alfred Hitchcock - A Face in the Crowd (1957) (often appears in a brief cameo in most of his movies)
Albert Pyun - Cyborg (1989) (a rare case of his own movie; this guy really loves cyborgs)
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I'll put it to the list. :D
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Just 'Cyborg' not.
Movies from director x describing director z . Ok?
I mentioned the rule earlier. Ready steady go!
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By the way - 'A Face in the Crowd' is one of the best suggestions. Maybe my pick! ;)
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Got my 25 fellas!  - *pulluptothebumper*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNyo-I6OF2Y
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FYC:

John Cassavetes - Life itself
Spike Lee - Bad Day at Black Rock
Akira Kurosawa - Being Human / The Last Samurai
Ingmar Bergman - existenz
Federico Fellini - La Vita e Bella
Jean-Pierre Melville - Lonely are the Brave
George Lucas - Unhook the Stars
Michael Bay - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / Nobody's Perfect
Sam Peckinpah - A History of Violence
An acclaimed female director - Woman of the Year





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ElM. I very much like most of those but... Come on, I mean there are plenty of female directors. In fact, you've made it a bit of a challenge for me to suggest a few. 

FYC:
Claire Denis - Colonialism: Ogre or Angel? (1957) (often has themes regarding colonialism in her movies)
Katheryn Bigelow - Slow Motion Addict (2007)
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Breumaster, anu thoughts on these FYC? 
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I still have 25 options. There were more than two month to make suggestions. Now we completed it in a day and then there suddently appear many suggestions after. I won't the erase our both (my wife and me) work of an afternoon. If it's taken as poll, nice. But I won't change it now.
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Would you consider them if I gave more details?
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I discussed it with my wife and we both agreed, that this should be a male only poll. The best way to give all directors the credit they deserve is to create a second poll with only female directors. We are considering to take George Lucas on board for his work on 'Star Wars'. So Mr. Gray has to leave. With the other options we're happy. :D
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Well, I wish the other suggestions were taken, especially since they wouldn't make it in a second poll, I could make them more explicit... oh well, it's your poll.
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The title should probably have an apostrophe here:

25 Movie Titles Describing Big Directors' Trademarks

In the question, the English spelling is "simile", but maybe you could simplify the question like this:

Which of these 25 movie titles is the best match for a director's trademark?
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Please also correct:

#3: Always uses dirty, rotten characters
#4: The main character(s) often struggle(s) with morality
#16: An Inconvenient Truth
#20: His very diverse high qualitiy filmography speaks for itself
#23: F. Gary Gray
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Done. Sorry, Mr. Gray! :D
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Hi Breu, 'good poll! My vote will probably go to Scorsese and The Godfather.

Could you capitalize the "e" in "english" (to English) in the intro and option #6? Thanks! : )
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Done. :D
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Thanks, Breu! 
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Suggestions for female directors should be put into the femals director poll.
(Comes the next days)
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Breumaster, that might be a great idea. Sometimes it feels that people should be reminded that despite profession is overpopulated with men, some of the greatest directors are actually women... 
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I understand the problem. It's because when women do some high quality work, the press doesn't do so much ado about it. When Tarantino does a new movie, you read his name 10 times in a rich article - a woman's maybe once or twice. The promotion is not so tremendous. I might have watched many fem directed movies I rated high, but only know one name:  Kathryn Bigelow. Maybe I'm not the best person for doing that female directors poll, but if nobody else will try, I would. So I will have many "Suggested by ..." lines. ;D And you can flood me with suggestions.

I should have stated, that in the matter of this idea "big" means "often recommended or mentioned", "big box office results (by most of them with high quality content)" and "well known". Common (to the masses) directors. By experiencing this pollmaking I feel encouraged to watch for female directors, when I watch a movie. Maybe they should be mentioned more often, also by the audience.

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Thank you, guys (all). :D
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25 Movie Titles Describing Big Directors' Trademarks
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