Poll Suggestion: Good Directors? Yes. Great Storytellers? Hell, Yeah!

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Not only these directors know how to handle a camera but they also excel in the difficult art of storytelling.

Whether for their use of clever editing techniques, unconventional directing, a perfect dosage of of wit, irony and self-awareness (which can be regarded as deliberate self-parody to viewers whose intelligence and sense of humor are most trusted), these directors can tell a banal story but the way they tell it will always be entertaining.

Which of these directors would you say is the best storyteller?

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I probably forgot a few, but I know I don't mean conventional mainstream directors such as Spielberg or Nolan, of course you can't be a good director without knowing how to tell a good story but I really meant those directors from whom you expect to be vastly entertained by their unique approach to the story, I mean the form should matter more than the content.
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Coen Bros
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FYC: 
Christopher Nolan
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I'm not sure.

What makes him such a "special" storyteller? Don't get me wrong, he makes great films but I'm not talking about movies with a "high concept" and the rest ensues, but movies where you can tell from the tone and the way the story's told that this is classic [director's name], you know when it's QT, the Coen brothers or Spike Lee... Nolan has many trademarks but isn't particularly known for his writing or storytelling style...

... suppose I add him now, why not add other distinguished directors such as Eastwood, Spielberg or Ang Lee? In fact, which director wouldn't deserve to be called a great storyteller? :)

See my point? I think Nolan tells great stories but that doesn't make him a great storyteller.
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Perhaps Pedro Almodovar would fit in?
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Wow, what a list and difficult decision. 

FYC:
Sofia Coppola
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Where are
Nora Ephron
And
Kathryn Bigelow

Plus what Rubyfruit76 said,
Sophia Coppola???

Was Thinking Capra and Ford ought to be there too
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