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Poll: One hit wonder film makers (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Who is the bigger one hit wonder film maker?

  1. Spike Lee (9 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. Kevin Smith (4 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. M. Night Shyamalan (6 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  4. None - These are all great film makers and you're full of it (5 votes [20.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.83%

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She also did "The Virgin Suicides"

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Spike Lee - Inside Man


I gave up on him such a long time ago that I've never seen Inside Man. Is it any good? What is it about?

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I think people are letting their personal feelings/political bias get in the way a little bit. School Daze, Do the Right Thing, He Got Game, 25th Hour and When the Levees broke are all good. I'm not even that knowledgeable when it comes to Spike Lee, for all I know some of the lesser known films could be good as well.
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She also did "The Virgin Suicides"

decent movie, nothing spectacular. thinking about it more, you can make a case for sophia not being a 1-hit wonder for directing the virgin suicides, which in turn makes her NOT a 1-hit wonder. damn you!

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I think people are letting their personal feelings/political bias get in the way a little bit. School Daze, Do the Right Thing, He Got Game, 25th Hour and When the Levees broke are all good. I'm not even that knowledgeable when it comes to Spike Lee, for all I know some of the lesser known films could be good as well.

Malcolm X was epic. The poll is bullshit.
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Malcolm X was epic.


For me Malcolm X was a big disappointment. I was really looking forward to that movie.

I thought Spike had a great character and life to deal with. Fantastic actors. I thought the movie was waaay to long and drawn out and basically lacked the fire I was hoping for.

But I suppose we all have different opinions.


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My personal opinion about Spike was that I loved him. I was a young guy when he broke and my friends and I thought he was great. We could totally relate with where he was coming from and defended him when older folks stupidly bashed him. I dislike him now because in my opinion the vast majority of his movies really, really, really suck imo. As he got more noteriety early in his career I thought he got very self important.


BTW, When the Levee Breaks and the follow-up were excellent. Very slanted in some places but overall it emotionally gut wrenching and well done.

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I gave up on him such a long time ago that I've never seen Inside Man. Is it any good? What is it about?

Bank robbery and it's fucking fantastic.
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When the Levees Break is fantastic as well.
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Shyamalan isn't a bad filmmaker. He's just a bad writer... or director... or... something.


But he's definitely a terrible actor.
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Shyamalan just needs to stop trying to be the new Hitchcock. He keeps basing his movies on some vague existential threat, and the reveal in each movie has gotten progressively worse. I really liked 6th sense, but even in that movie i had it figured out a LONG time before the end, and was genuinely suprised that people in the theater were caught off guard.

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Spike Lee is gonna whitewash Oldboy. Fuck him. Lost all respect I once had for him after I heard he was doing that.
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Spike Lee is gonna whitewash Oldboy. Fuck him. Lost all respect I once had for him after I heard he was doing that.

That's never getting made.
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That's never getting made.


Fingers crossed.

Chan-Wook Park > Spike Lee. Hands down.
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Spike Lee doing Oldboy sounds like an abortion waiting to happen.

Not so much one-hit-wonder, but you what grossly overrated director needs to have his camera taken from him? Tim Burton.

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It is Cimino and why you not like "Year of the Dragon"!


Indeed Year of the Dragon is totally watchable- largely due to Mickey Roake's performance. It's well directed by Cimino.

I think all the directors have more than one "hit." I enjoyed Unbreakable more than Sixth Sense and thought Smith's post-Clerks flicks were watchable.

Spike's had more hits than misses and should be nowhere on this list.

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