March 23, 2015

Modern Masters #1: Michael Haneke

TSPDT's latest list of the 1000 most-acclaimed films of this century is out. Based on that, I have selected filmmakers with the most impressive filmographies since 2000. Their ranking considers two aspects - how many of their films feature in Top 1000, and what is the respective rank of each of these films on that list.

"I give the spectator the possibility of participating. The audience completes the film by thinking about it"


Austrian filmmaker who turns 73 today, the senior-most on this list

Has directed seven films since 2000, six of which feature in Top 1000. But his movies are ranked so high that his total score surpasses film-makers with seven or more movies. Cache (2005) is highest ranked at #10, followed by The White Ribbon (#48), The Piano Teacher (#50), Code Unknown (#66) and Amour (#69). Time of the Wolf is ranked #460.

Trivia: Shares his birthday with Akira Kurosawa! Haneke has made films in French, German, as well as English.

So the final list of "Filmmakers with the Most Impressive Filmographies since 2000" (as on March 2015):

1. Michael Haneke
2. Richard Linklater
3. Joel and Ethan Coen
4. Jia Zhangke
5. Wes Anderson
6. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
7. Steven Spielberg
8. Martin Scorsese
9. Claire Denis
10. Christopher Nolan

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