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Film’s Future Exalted Ones by Barbecue Bros
August 7, 2007, 1:00 pm
Filed under: movies

With the passing of Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman last week, Popmatters takes a look at which of the current crops of filmmakers could be praised in 50 years.

Some may even gain the status reserved for individuals like the ones lost on 30 July. But the real quandary comes in trying to decipher who among the pre- and post-millennial mavericks we see today will remain important enough to warrant mention 30, 40 or even 50 years from now. Certainly, such a determination is fraught with flaws, but in looking over the possible choices, we can reflect on the state of cinema in the 21st century, and who, if anyone, will remain its ballyhooed bellwether.



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Say what you will… but I’m just glad that these lists have stopped including M. Night.

Comment by Eller

… and speaking of over-rated, i’ll throw out Woody Allen as well. it blows my mind that a guy can make as many unsuccessful movies as him and STILL FIND WORK. it’s preposterous. if you look at the number of movies he’s made that have made more than they’ve cost… he’s batting like .200 (and that’s probably generous).

Comment by Eller

Amen about M. Night, Eller. He sucks real hard. Lady in the Water might be the worst movie I’ve ever seen.

Glad that PTA is on there. I’ve got a feeling he’s got some more good stuff in him…

Comment by Kenny

re: P.T. Anderson – I think “There Will Be Blood” is gonna be pretty great

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