Robert AltmanGerald Peary over at The Boston Phoenix asked readers to come up with their list of The Magnificent Seven -- the seven greatest living narrative film directors -- and the results are interesting. Not a single vote came in for Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, or any Italian, African, Spanish, or Russian filmmaker. So who's left?

The readers chided Peary (his list included Bergman, Antonioni, Godard, Altman, Herzog, Polanski, and Chabrol) for not including Martin Scorcese, and had votes of their own, for Clint Eastwood, Stanley Donen, Woody Allen, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, David Lynch, David Cronenberg, Patrice Leconte and several others.

I might have added Steven Soderbergh. Who do you think is missing from the list? (The Guardian had a list recently that picked the top 40.)
CATEGORIES Movies, Cinematical