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1 hour ago, Quintus said:

Faverau is a mystery to me. I can't figure out why he's a big name director these days when he's shown little in the way of directorial skill and panache, at least in the movies I've seen.

 

Really? If anything he's a rather safe pair of hands for genre films. Not unlike a Ron Howard.

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I suppose today's audiences have been nullified enough by endless Marvel flicks that a safe pair of hands is now all people expect and is actually fine for regular blockbuster fare.

 

To think that back in the day talented directors like Richard Donner had to put up with being called hacks. Pfft...

 

Anyway, Elf is Faverau's best directorial effort, end of story.

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I don't remember ever thinking that about him, but I remember reading it fairly frequently about the chap years ago, here and elsewhere.

 

In fact, quite the opposite of what you claim, I once said this on the matter:

 

 

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