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Christopher Nolan 8 23.53%
Darren Aronofsky 8 23.53%
David Fincher 18 52.94%
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:57 PM
Christopher Nolan vs. Darren Aronofsky vs. David Fincher

All three are my top five of directors, but I sometimes have a hard time picking which of the three I like the most. Each have a style that makes them unique and the best in their class, but at the same time, each makes films that focus on obsession, psychological abnormalities, and the construct of ethical behavior. But, if I had to pick something I like about each one it would be Nolan's ability at creating male characters that are rarely just shown simply as good and evil without some sort of motivation that could easily label them as gray as opposed to black & white. I like Aronofsky editing style combined with his fixation on dwelling further into the human psyche--primarily with our addictions and where they can take us. Finally, Fincher uses color palettes--similar to Wes Anderson--that definitely follows the mood of the film, overall. I also like Fincher's sense of general realism, like all of his stories are set in a real world, with real characters, with real conflicts (to a greater or lesser extent). I'd like to know what you guys think.

Christoper Nolan
1. Following
2. Memento
3. Insomnia
4. Batman Begins
5. The Prestige
6. The Dark Knight
7. Inception
8. The Dark Knight Rises

Darren Aronofsky
1. Pi
2. Requiem for a Dream
3. The Fountain
4. The Wrestler
5. Black Swan

David Fincher
1. Alien 3
2. Se7en
3. The Game
4. Fight Club
5. Panic Room
6. Zodiac
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8. The Social Network
9. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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