“Film is not an easy occupation. There’s a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.” – George Lucas
Ain’t that the truth, George?
Welcome to the second round of the Avocado’s quest to decide on its favorite director. If you’re hearing mass wailing and the gnashing of teeth, you’ve come to the right space!
After a hard-fought 128 person first round, a paltry 64 directors are left standing. The matches are only getting harder, folks, and the impossible choices you never thought you’d make have arrived. And to those joining us: welcome to Hell.
There was a lot of passion in the last round, with huge passionate voting blocs in almost every match. Great directors fell to the wayside and to the 8 other people who voted for Ernst Lubitsch: thank you. You have passed the test and you can be my friend.
In fact, unless someone swooped in right before I posted this, we even had an honest-to-goodness tie!
In such a case going forward, I’m going to defer to the person who received more votes in the nomination round. So for instance, if Jordan Peele and Pedro Almodovar tie at 28 votes, Peele wins because he got 24 upvotes (25 if you count the nominator) in the nomination round while Almodovar got 14.
As always, matches are determined by the highest vote receiver of the last round going up against the smallest vote receiver and so on until we meet in the middle. For this round, I’ve represented each director with an iconic character from their filmography.
Now a moment of silence for the fallen.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Pedro Almodovar (so close!)
Lars Von Trier
Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Lana & Lily Wachowski
George A. Romero
VOTING CLOSES 48 HOURS AFTER THE 32ND MATCH IS POSTED