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Initial post: 22 Dec 2013 20:39:57 GMT
Scorsese & de niro
hitchcock & jimmy stewart
eastwood with both siegel & leone
Pitt & fincher
Bale & nolan

All have made excellent and timeless films together but i wan't to know what you personally think it is that makes them 'great'? and feel free to add more.

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 23:01:24 GMT
Anita says:
Fellini and Mastroianni

Sorry, just wanted a step away from Hollywood. But this doesn't feel exactly right for action forum.

Some people just seem to have some mutual understanding which works

Posted on 22 Dec 2013 23:07:32 GMT
Anita says:
The partnership which deserves special mentioning, eternal fighting and best friend's love, always disagreeing and making some wonderful films together:

Werner Herzog - Klaus Kinski

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Dec 2013 23:18:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Dec 2013 23:19:32 GMT
Don't be sorry, they are good choices. I just put the 'hollywood' partnerships because they are the more obvious ones.

What about almodovar and banderas?

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 12:10:49 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2013 12:11:19 GMT
kinjoking says:
Wes anderson-Bill murray/Owen wilson

werner herzog should narrate everything

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 12:26:07 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2013 12:28:31 GMT
Scorsese & Dicaprio are quite a good pair.

Meadows & Considine

Edgar Wright & Frost/Webb

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 12:36:08 GMT

Good choice with Meadows & Considine. Have you seen the mocumentry they did called le donk & scor-zay-zee. It's bloody funny.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 12:40:50 GMT
no mate, ill have a look for it tho

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 13:48:18 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Something obviousd for me,
John Woo - Chow Yun Fat
J.Lee Thompson - Charles Bronson (10 To Midnight, Murphys Law and many others)
Tarantino - Michael Madsen/Uma Thurman/Christoph Waltz

Haneke used the same actors again and again, even their characters names stayed unchanged. Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Ulrich Muhe.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 15:12:01 GMT
I'll add some more aswell:

Boyle & Mcgreger
Raimi & Campbell
Cameron & Schwarzennegger

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 15:27:25 GMT
"Cameron & Schwarzennegger "

Maybe the absense of both Schwarzennegger and Biehn is the reason that Camerons films have sucked for nearly 20 years !

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 15:35:31 GMT
Possibly. I do hope though he moves away from the 'avatar' films one day

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 15:38:35 GMT
I heard a nasty rumour he is planning two sequels, not just one !

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 15:51:40 GMT
He's quite obsessed with this '3D' thing aswell, which worries me, but not just for him but numerous other director's aswell.

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 16:12:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2013 16:12:47 GMT
tbf tho without the 3D I don't think Avatar would of done half aswell as it did. Take away the 3D and a rather impressive 'experience' becomes rather dull and uninspired film.

Well at least it did for me, suitable impressd at the cinema, watched again on Blu ray, DULL !

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:15:21 GMT
Post Soviet says:
Yeah, collaborating with Asylum Studios, one's gonna called Blue MegaPussies vs Croco Hobbits
and another The Return Of Cameragorn.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:21:49 GMT
I believe its another 3 films at least Gaz, they have already announced the production schedule as he will film all 3 together a la LOTR and the Hobbit.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:27:23 GMT
Ridiculous!!, why doesnt see if he can make just one and make it good, interesting film. We will then judge it and decide wether or not there should be another after that !

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:28:38 GMT
Ach I apprecaited it for what it was I think, I dont think iots a film I'd watch very often, but I could still enjoy it once every couple of years and it was still the benchmark for 3D cinema.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:31:23 GMT
That's why i have a problem with director's like cameron's obsession with 3D, i mean the films technology is somewhat tainted when watched on smaller screens and like you said, without the '3D' the film would be dull and thats where the problem lies for me, director's are substituting a good story for style.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Dec 2013 16:31:54 GMT
I think the idea is to create a story arc which goes over 3 movies, Avatar itself was the test movie. and since it was the most successful movie of all time, then I suppose the tests was passed? For him anyway

Posted on 25 Dec 2013 08:13:58 GMT
Post Soviet says:
And the greatest one collaboration without any doubt, was in comedies Airplane, Naked Gun,
Leslie Nielsen & Zucker brothers/Abrahams

Posted on 25 Dec 2013 20:50:20 GMT
Cerberus says:
Sammo Hung Kam-Bo - Jackie Chan this is from a fight choreography and stunt work.
Tsui Hark - Jet Li
Akira Kurosawa - Toshiro Mifune
James Cameron - Michael Biehn

Posted on 29 Dec 2013 17:59:37 GMT
Late to the thread, but about Cameron, but is it me who just no longer cares? He can make five more Avatar movies, all in 3D, I really don't care. I'm just not that interested in anything he does these days. We've got this long line of great directors that imo have eclipsed him. You know that aging lothario driving around in the expensive red sports car as if he's over compensating for something, that's Cameron imo.

Anyway back on topic:
My favorite partnership is John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat. The two of them just blew-up Hong-Kong cinema. Oh and this is a cheeky one, but also a great actor director partnership is Takeshi Kitano and Beat Takeshi, does it matter they're the same person?
More than strict partnerships I like directors who have a tight group of actors that they consistently work with. Mike Leigh for example and also Christopher Guest. I suspect a partnership to watch is Ben Wheatley and the brilliant Michael Smiley.

Finally Ingmar Bergman and the legend that's Max von Sydow.

Posted on 6 Jan 2014 16:00:16 GMT
Wayne says:
John Carpenter and Kurt Russell. Some utter classics with that combo, Elvis, The Thing, Escape from new York, Big trouble in Little china. Heck I even found Escape from LA quite entertaining :)
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