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Directors You've Seen 10+ Films By 
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Steven Spielberg: 21
Alfred Hitchcock: 19
Martin Scorsese: 17
Coens: 14
Wes Craven: 12 (????)
Stanley Kubrick: 12
Ridley Scott: 12
Tim Burton: 11
Ron Howard: 11
Sam Raimi: 11
Oliver Stone: 11
Woody Allen: 10
Clint Eastwood: 10
Akira Kurosawa: 10

And I've seen 9 from each of these guys:
John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, David Fincher, Kevin Smith and Robert Zemeckis.

I can't account for Wes Craven and it's interesting that a lot of these guys aren't even my favorite directors. Cool topic.


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22 Steven Spielberg (23 if you count Duel)
22 Woody Allen (including What's Up Tiger Lily?
18 Alfred Hitchcock
15 Martin Scorsese
13 Joel & Ethan Coen* (+.05 for their section of Paris Je T'Aime)
Blake Edwards
Ridley Scott
Robert Zemeckis
12 Tim Burton
Clint Eastwood
Buster Keaton
Ernst Lubitsch
11 Ron Howard
Akira Kurosawa
10 Hayao Miyazaki
Herbert Ross (Herbert Ross?)
Howard Hawks**
William Wellman***
9 or 10: John Ford (I'm not sure if I've seen Cheyenne Autumn.)

(9: George Cukor, Ivan Reitman, Billy Wilder)

*Although Joel is usually listed as a director, apparently their films are usually collaborations.
**Includes The Outlaw, for which he was an uncredited co-director.
***Including a couple of uncredited co-directions.

I'm only counting films an hour long or greater; if you lower the limit to 40 minutes or so, I'll get Charlie Chaplin and very likely Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, who co-directed a lot of Harold Lloyd's films. But if you include shorts, then Chuck Jones and Buster Keaton are at the top. I probably missed some collaborations, particularly among Disney animated films, where there are generally several people listed. 11 for Fantasia alone.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
22 Steven Spielberg (23 if you count Duel)
22 Woody Allen (including What's Up Tiger Lily?
18 Alfred Hitchcock
15 Martin Scorsese
13 Joel & Ethan Coen* (+.05 for their section of Paris Je T'Aime)
Blake Edwards
Ridley Scott
Robert Zemeckis
12 Tim Burton
Clint Eastwood
Buster Keaton
Ernst Lubitsch
11 Ron Howard
Akira Kurosawa
10 Hayao Miyazaki
Herbert Ross (Herbert Ross?)
Howard Hawks**
William Wellman***
9 or 10: John Ford (I'm not sure if I've seen Cheyenne Autumn.)

(9: George Cukor, Ivan Reitman, Billy Wilder)

*Although Joel is usually listed as a director, apparently their films are usually collaborations.
**Includes The Outlaw, for which he was an uncredited co-director.
***Including a couple of uncredited co-directions.

I'm only counting films an hour long or greater; if you lower the limit to 40 minutes or so, I'll get Charlie Chaplin and very likely Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, who co-directed a lot of Harold Lloyd's films. But if you include shorts, then Chuck Jones and Buster Keaton are at the top. I probably missed some collaborations, particularly among Disney animated films, where there are generally several people listed. 11 for Fantasia alone.


I like the scrutiny you apply to your list-making

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By the way, Herbert Ross directed Play it Again, Sam, The Last of Sheila, The Goodbye Girl, Pennies from Heaven (the Steve Martin film) and The Turning Point, which was nominated for 11 Oscars and won none of them. Not one of the greats, but respectable enough.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
*Although Joel is usually listed as a director, apparently their films are usually collaborations.

Always. Production, writing, direction, and editing, always the both of them.

Although apparently Ethan is the better typist.


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Ken wrote:
Syd Henderson wrote:
*Although Joel is usually listed as a director, apparently their films are usually collaborations.

Always. Production, writing, direction, and editing, always the both of them.

Although apparently Ethan is the better typist.


Wait, wait, wait...I thought Roderick Jaynes was their editor? ;)


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Roderick Jaynes is unfortunately only available after fusion waza, and for brief periods of time.


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This took me hours to do. Hours! But I just had to, so I did. Here goes:

Akira Kurosawa - 30 :D :ugeek:
Alfred Hitchcock - 25
Steven Spielberg - 22
Woody Allen - 15
Ridley Scott - 15
Billy Wilder - 13
Martin Scorsese - 12
Tim Burton - 12
Coen Bros - 12
Stanley Kubrick - 11
Tony Scott - 11 :roll:
Steven Soderbergh - 10
Hayao Miyazaki - 10
Clint Eastwood - 10
Sam Peckinpah - 10 :shock:

And I've seen 9 from the great William Wyler.
And another 9 from the possibly great David Fincher
And another 9 from the not so great Kevin Smith
And 9 movies from Michael Bay too :oops:


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Wow, WAAAAYYY too many to mention off the top of my head... but I'll give it a try:

Robert Altman (38 - everything from "Countdown" onward)
Alfred Hitchcock (32)
Woody Allen (29)
Martin Scorsese (28 - everything; including his made-for-TV documentaries)
Steven Spielberg (27 - everything except "Always")
Ingmar Bergman (26)
David Cronenberg (18 - everything except "Shivers" and "Rabid")
Jean-Luc Godard (17)
Steven Soderbergh (17)
Roman Polanski (16 - everything except "What?," "Pirates" and "The Ninth Gate")
Tim Burton (16 - everything)
Francois Truffaut (16)
Richard Lester (16)
Joel & Ethan Coen (15 - everything)
Michael Powell (15)
Alan Rudolph (15)
Stanley Kubrick (13 - everything)
Luis Bunuel (13)
Peter Weir (13 - everything except "Fearless")
David Lean (13)
Sidney Lumet (13)
Richard Linklater (13 - everything except "SubUrbia" and "Bad News Bears")
Francis Ford Coppola (13)
Ridley Scott (13)
Federico Fellini (12)
Billy Wilder (12)
Atom Egoyan (12 - everything)
Terry Gilliam (12 - everything; including "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" [he directed the 'Crimson Permanent Assurance' segment])
Orson Welles (12 - including "Don Quixote" and "It's All True")
John Schlesinger (12)
Blake Edwards (12)
John Huston (11 - including "Casino Royale" [1967])
Paul Mazursky (11)
Robert Zemeckis (11)
Michael Winterbottom (11)
George Roy Hill (11)
Gus Van Sant (11)
Robert Benton (11 - everything)
Herbert Ross (11)
John Cassavetes (10 - everything except "A Child Is Waiting" and "Love Streams")
Jim Jarmusch (10 - everything)
Guy Maddin (10 - everything)
David Lynch (10 - if the Twin Peaks pilot counts; everything except "Dune")
Michelangelo Antonioni (10 - if "Beyond the Clouds" counts)
Arthur Penn (10)
Barry Levinson (10)
Ron Howard (10)
Peter Yates (10)
Mel Brooks (10)


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
Wow, WAAAAYYY too many to mention off the top of my head... but I'll give it a try:



But no Herbert Ross.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
Wow, WAAAAYYY too many to mention off the top of my head... but I'll give it a try:



But no Herbert Ross.

Upon further review, I've actually seen 11 of his films: "Play It Again, Sam;" "The Last of Sheila;" "The Sunshine Boys;" "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution;" "The Goodbye Girl;" "California Suite;" "Pennies from Heaven;" "Max Dugan Returns;" "The Secret of My Success;" "My Blue Heaven;" and "True Colors." :|


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
Syd Henderson wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
Wow, WAAAAYYY too many to mention off the top of my head... but I'll give it a try:



But no Herbert Ross.

Upon further review, I've actually seen 11 of his films: "Play It Again, Sam;" "The Last of Sheila;" "The Sunshine Boys;" "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution;" "The Goodbye Girl;" "California Suite;" "Pennies from Heaven;" "Max Dugan Returns;" "The Secret of My Success;" "My Blue Heaven;" and "True Colors." :|


What about DePalma?

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only ones I looked up so far, its a bit time consuming

Hitchcock 35
Ford 20
Hawks 20
Wilder 19
Mann 18
Huston 16
Lang 14
Wyler 14
Lubitsch 10
Stevens 10


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
Syd Henderson wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
Wow, WAAAAYYY too many to mention off the top of my head... but I'll give it a try:



But no Herbert Ross.

Upon further review, I've actually seen 11 of his films: "Play It Again, Sam;" "The Last of Sheila;" "The Sunshine Boys;" "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution;" "The Goodbye Girl;" "California Suite;" "Pennies from Heaven;" "Max Dugan Returns;" "The Secret of My Success;" "My Blue Heaven;" and "True Colors." :|


My ten are The Owl and the Pussycat, Play it Again, Sam, The Last of Sheila, The Goodbye Girl, The Turning Point, Protocol, Pennies from Heaven, Max Dugan Returns, The Secret of My Succe$s and My Blue Heaven.

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What about DePalma?

Honestly, apart from his early, counterculture-oriented films, DePalma really doesn't interest me all that much. :? I believe I've only seen 6 of his films: "Greetings;" "Hi, Mom!;" "Get to Know Your Rabbit;" "Sisters;" "Phantom of the Paradise;" and "Wise Guys." Oh, and bits of "Body Double."

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I've also seen "Mission: Impossible" (forgot he directed that first one). :|


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JamesKunz wrote:
What about DePalma?

Honestly, apart from his early, counterculture-oriented films, DePalma really doesn't interest me all that much. :? I believe I've only seen 6 of his films: "Greetings;" "Hi, Mom!;" "Get to Know Your Rabbit;" "Sisters;" "Phantom of the Paradise;" and "Wise Guys." Oh, and bits of "Body Double."

Of his films i've seen Redacted(a little too heavy-handed for my taste) Scarface(good film, but did it really have to be 3 hours long?) Wise Guys, Mission Impossible, Carlito's Way, Mission To Mars(worst of his that i've seen), Snake Eyes and Femme Fatale.


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
JamesKunz wrote:
What about DePalma?

Honestly, apart from his early, counterculture-oriented films, DePalma really doesn't interest me all that much. :? I believe I've only seen 6 of his films: "Greetings;" "Hi, Mom!;" "Get to Know Your Rabbit;" "Sisters;" "Phantom of the Paradise;" and "Wise Guys." Oh, and bits of "Body Double."

EDIT: Oh, yeah, I've also seen "Mission: Impossible" (forgot he directed that first one). :|


Oh no, you're not one of those "if it's mainstream it must be bad" type people are you? Because you really should see Scarface

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Oh no, you're not one of those "if it's mainstream it must be bad" type people are you? Because you really should see Scarface

Definitely not (though I do see a lot fewer mainstream movies than I used to :| ). But hearing for years how ridiculously over-the-top "Scarface" is from certain people has pretty much deadened any desire I might've had to see it (I'm definitely NOT an Oliver Stone fan, either). :? DePalma's all-too-frequent deliberate aping of Hitchock and other filmmakers doesn't really endear him to me all that much, either. I will admit, though, I've been starting to get the desire to finally see "Carrie." And if "Home Movies" ever got released on DVD in its OAR, I might give that one a whirl as well.


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If you're gonna give De Palma another shot, I'd go with Blow Out, not Scarface. Or Carrie.


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If you're gonna give De Palma another shot, I'd go with Blow Out, not Scarface. Or Carrie.


I'm of the opinion that if you're into some artistic field, there are certain things you have to experience if they're a big enough part of the culture. So if you're into architecture, you have to go see some Frank Gehry work even if you think his work is terrible. Or if you're into art, you have to study Andy Warhol even if you think he's popular bullshit, just because of the impact he's had. And so you have to see Scarface, even if it's over the top, just because it's one of those movies.

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