Live Poll: Greatest Mystery Film Director

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A mystery film usually revolves around the solving of an unexplained event, with bits of information which give clarence into said event gradually revealed over its course. The climax of a mystery, in most cases, delivers a huge revelation or plot twist, sometimes causing the audience to question nearly everything which was said or established earlier in the movie.

There have been many twisty and shocking mystery films over the decades, with some of the greatest directors being the brain behind them. Which of these mystery film-makers do you consider to the best at their craft ?

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Christopher Nolan and Alfred Hitchcock are my favorites in suspense films.

But I'm more likely to vote for Nolan.
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Hi goddangwatir,

Welcome to the IMDb Poll message board. Thank you for your poll suggestion and thank you for including a properly working discussion link.

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1st Choice: Alfred Hitchcock
2nd Choice: John Huston
3rd Choice: Billy Wilder
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Many great ones, but in my opinion the master is Alfred Hitchcock
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I think Hitchcock is doing more harm than good to your poll, he's simply the Master of the mystery genre, it's like 2 films out of 3 belong to the genre and many of them are still popular classics, if I were you, I would mention Hitchcock in the intro and ask which director is his successor or the "number two" or the one who comes the closest to Hitch in the handling of the mystery genre.
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Thank you for your thought, I may consider changing the list or making a completely new one using your idea. I will give credit.
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I'm a Nolanite so I,m voting for Nolan

I like Hitchcock and Fincher too
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Yes, Hitchcock is the Master of suspense
but everyone on the IMDb Poll Board knows that Nolan always win whatever the question is.
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Not always. This one would almost certainly be a landslide for Hitchcock, which is fine, by the way, oh poll author. : )
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Hi and welcome to the poll board. : )

'Good poll and good list of several accomplished filmmakers. 'Well done! Hitchcock is certainly the master here but I think I'll vote for Kieslowski. 

The introduction is also very good but needs one small edit. The word "clarence," in the first sentence, is apparently some kind of horse carriage but otherwise not a word. Is the word you're looking for credence? Or perhaps clarity? (Or both?) Either, or both, would work. ("Clarity into" or "credence to" or "clarity into and credence to")

A mystery film usually revolves around the solving of an unexplained event, with bits of information which give clarity into said event gradually revealed over its course...


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Thank you for spotting that ! Clarity was the word I meant with "clarence".

English is not my native language, but I try my best :-)
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Wow, your English is great! I would never have guessed that English is a second language for you. Bravo.
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Thanks ! I have always found English to almost be easier than Swedish (which is my mother tounge). For example, when my classmates in third grade were learning words such as "car", "dog" and "house" I was thinking "engine", "tail", "window" and so forth. Not to brag, but considering that I am still in fact under the age of 18 one may consider it even more impressive :-)
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Congratulations on your first Live Pollhttps://www.imdb.com/poll/VRIhNvPO1hY/?ref_=po_ho
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Thank you !