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by te18
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Filmmakers
Topic: Top 5 Director Averages
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Re: Top 5 Director Averages

10s based on directors who I've seen 5+ films from...

Top 10:
1. Krzysztof Kieslowski - 9
2. Francis Ford Coppola - 8.86
3. Stanley Kubrick - 8.67
4. Tobe Hooper - 8.2
5. David Cronenberg - 8.14
6. Alfred Hitchcock - 8
°°. Martin Scorsese - 8
°°. Quentin Tarantino - 8
9. Jean-Luc Godard - 7.83
10. Trey Parker - 7.8
°°. Gus Van Sant - 7.8

Of those listed, I expect Godard's average will rise once I've taken in the remainder of his films, several of which I'll be seeing close together in the near future. I'm not too enthusiastic about those Tarantino blind spots, so he'll possibly drop off. Haven't seen Coppola films that are supposedly his weakest, same with Scorsese. Could have a substantially different list by this time next year, I guess.

Bottom 10:
1. Hawley Pratt - 2.71
2. Adam Shankman - 3.6
3. David Zucker - 4.2
4. Ron Howard - 4.33
°°. Thomas Edison - 4.33
6. Louis Lumiere - 4.5
7. Kunihiko Yuyama - 4.57
°°. Edwin S. Porter - 4.57
9. Jack King - 4.6
10. Barry Sonnenfeld - 4.83

I guess I subconsciously avoid seeing numerous films from the most terrible filmmakers I can think of (Boll, et al). Didn't recognise Hawley Pratt's name at first but now I see he's the director of many a Pink Panther short, which are frequently abysmal - so his average could become even worse than it already is.


Other notable directors:
Terrence Malick - 9.25 (only has 4 films on Criticker)
Dario Argento - 7.75
Brian De Palma - 7.73
Kevin Smith - 7.71
Steven Spielberg - 7.53
John Carpenter - 7.5
Guillermo Del Toro - 7.5
George A. Romero - 7.3
Joe Dante - 7.29
John Hughes - 7.25 (seen all of his films)
Maya Deren - 7
David Lynch - 7
Rob Zombie - 6.83
Robert Rodriguez - 6.78
Tim Burton - 6.73

I expect averages of De Palma, Spielberg, Dante and Deren to go north upon viewing their other films. Smith, Del Toro and Rodriguez seem most likely to descend once I catch the blind spots.