Live Poll: Greatest British Film Director

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Who do you think is the greatest British Film Director? 


List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073398873/
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rEZOaY31ANs/

David Lean 
Alfred Hitchcock 
Richard Attenborough 
Mike Leigh 
Danny Boyle 
Ken Loach 
Michael Powell 
Stephen Frears 
Michael Winner 
Ridley Scott 
Carol Reed 
Michael Winterbottom 
John Boorman 
Charlie Chaplin 
Guy Ritchie 
John Schlesinger 
Edgar Wright 
Tony Richardson 
Sam Mendes 
J. Lee Thompson 
Paul Greengrass 
Tom Hooper 
Mike Newell 
Derek Jarman 
Tony Scott 
Anthony Minghella 
Robert Hamer 
Steve McQueen 
Nicolas Roeg 
Terence Davies 
Thorold Dickinson 
Shane Meadows 
Ken Russell 
Stephen Daldry 
Peter Lord
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Chaplin
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Ridley Scott 
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Hitchcock
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I like David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Ridley Scott all for different reasons. It is really hard to choose one, probably depends on how greatest is defined.

FYC. Tony Scott, He wouldn't get my vote, but I think he has the credentials to get into the discussion with a resume of fifteen excellent movies that would be on par with some of the others.
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Thanks Benu. I have added Tony.
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Alfred Hitchcock
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Kirk-Picard

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Why did Nolan not make the cut?
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Added now. Thanks! Actually I made this list in 2014. Maybe I forgot to add him somehow.
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I can't see Alfred Hitchcock not winning this.
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You'd be surprised by Nolan's power in these polls...
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Eh, true. Sad, but true. He isn't all that great, but he had a great quarterback, so everything thinks he's the best coach ever.
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Bump!
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Greatest? Alfred Hitchcock or Chaplin.
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bump!
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FYC:
Andrea Arnold
Sally Potter
Lynne Ramsay
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Thanks Pibby, can you please tell me 3 names from my list whom I should replace with?
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I noticed that you have Tony Scott twice.

I'd also cut Peter Lord and J. Lee Thompson, I don't think they would get many votes.
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Thanks. I have added your suggestions.
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Dear Dan,

This URL links to a Pirates of the Caribbean poll.

I'm guessing you probably meant this one: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rEZOaY31ANs
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Thanks. Corrected.
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***We have got a RECORD here***

### Poll took most number of days to go live after suggesting ###

I suggested this poll on December 31, 2014. It went live today (November 23, 2017). So it took a total of 1,058 days to go live after suggesting.

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DC,

This is a record for you, but not for the IMDb Polls in general.

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I guess the other polls are from the old 'Daily Poll' days. Elmo made those for the Daily Poll. Later he suggested those for current new poll system.
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Well, apart from the 2011 one, the others were all from 2014, which means after the "Daily Poll" days since the new format was implemented at the end of 2013.
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Congratulations Dibyayan_Chakravorty on your 333rd live poll!
As of 23-Nov-2017 1:18 AM Pacific your polls have 914,245 or more votes, for an average of 2,745 votes per poll.

5898th Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/rEZOaY31ANs/

This is the 753rd People poll. Such polls have a total of 1,417,279 votes for an average of 1,882 votes per poll.

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Projected Date of 15 Million Votes 23-May-2018
Days Until 15 Million Votes 181
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IMDb is broken or something. Just check this poll, and you'll see what I mean.
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SwWP,

I'm clueless. Please explain.
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Nolan isn't winning.
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True, but Nolan fans may not have discovered this poll yet.