6 Directors Who Should Have Failed But Didn't Comments - Mania.com


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KillerTomato 10/16/2009 12:44:06 PM

I really was surprised that Peter Jackson wasn't mentioned here...he wasn't a big director, in fact only a handful of people had heard of him before he did LOtR...now his name alone is like a gold stamp on a movie.  I knew countless people who wanted to see District 9, just because his name was attached to it (even though it wasn't attached as a director)...that's just my 2 cents...

LadyBrowncoat 10/16/2009 2:00:00 PM

 Axia777, when I was reading this list, I kept thinking, "Okay, surely Peter Jackson will be next."  I don't disagree with any of the directors on this list, they totally deserve to be there, but so does PJ!"  Very happy to see Jonze - Being John Malkovich is a masterpiece.

axia777 10/16/2009 2:54:31 PM

@LadyBrownCoat -

I agree.  I am also happy to see you and many others agree that Pete belongs on this list.  I remeber seeing Bad Taste, Brain Dead, and Meet the Feebles years ago.  I have been a fan of PJ's LONG before LOTR or any of his other movies.  He deservers a place on the list.  I think it should be amended ASAP.

animefanjared 10/16/2009 3:39:32 PM

A fun read.  It's interesting to read about the origins of some very famous directors, and is a nice affirmation that sometimes, talent really does trump all else.  And added points for not being the list I expected (based on the title, I expected it to be about hacks like Michael Bay who are generally scoffed at but make tons of money).

evilbeagle 10/17/2009 5:54:48 AM

Dead Alive: one of the great Zombie films and also an early Peter Jackson entry.

axia777 10/17/2009 7:15:04 PM

@ evilbeagle -

Dead Alive was originally called Brain Dead.  They just changed the name for the American market.  It was an awesome Zombie movie though.  I really think it was a major insparation for Shaun of The Dead.

DaForce1 10/18/2009 1:57:26 AM

Actually the one name missing from this list is Roger Corman.


ponyboy76 10/18/2009 5:57:39 PM

Yeah the guys on this list are  "hacks" haha that's funny. And I watched Primer. Well, I watched about 30 minutes of it. It sucked. 7,000 huh? I am not surrpised.

Yeah, Peter Jackson definitely should be up there.

Robert Rodrigruez's story os great. I read his book. Rebel without a Crew like twice.

NDorado 10/19/2009 7:02:27 AM

I would add the following to your list:

Spike Lee

Tim Burton

George Lucas (yes, George Lucas)

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