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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby snallygaster » Fri May 06, 2016 2:56 pm

Well, alright. Update, again with a 4-film minimum, and again strictly counting only screenwriters (not novelists, etc):

1. Kôgo Noda 9.33 / 9 films (all for Ozu)
2. Zenzô Matsuyama 9.00 / 4 films* (Human Condition Trilogy + 1 Naruse)
3. Yoshikata Yoda 8.00 / 8 films (all Mizoguchi)
4/5/6. Lawrence Kasdan 8.00 / 4 films (Star Wars 5/6/7 + Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli 8 / 4 films (same 4 films, all Fellini)
7. Shinobu Hashimoto 7.86 / 7 films (mostly Kurosawa)
8. Ryuzo Kikushima 7.80 / 5 films (top film is by Naruse; other 4 all Kurosawa. Somehow he lost a credit sometime since 2013)
9. Matsutarô Kawaguchi 7.75 / 4 films (all Mizoguchi)
10. Hideo Oguni 7.71 / 7 films (all Kurosawa)

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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby metalhank » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:59 pm

using a 4 film minimum and followinig the criteria

1.Fran Walsh 84.00(7)...peter jackson films
2.Philippa Boyens 83.33(6)...peter jackson films
3.Dan O'Bannon 81.00(4)...alien series and zombie movies
4.John Logan 77.25(4)...wide variety
5.Robert Mark Kamen 76.75(4)...luc besson films
6.Richard Maibaum 75.25(4)...james bond films
7.Simon Kinberg 74.00(4)...sci-fi/action films
8.Adam Herz 72.50(4)...american pie movies
9.David S. Goyer 70.88(8)...blade and batman films
10.Ted Elliott 70.50(4)...wide variety

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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby paulofilmo » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:27 am

I've got 2, before the averages drop off.
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Otherwise:
Thomas Harris (author)(Hannibal Lecter)
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (author)[Ray films]
Noël Coward/Ronald Neame(also a director and all-round ledge, apparently) [David Lean]
Krzysztof Piesiewicz [Kieslowski]
Julius J. Epstein

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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby iconogassed » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:01 pm


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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby metalhank » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:33 pm

Update with now over 1700 films
Using 5 minimum including average tier rather than average score

1. Philippa Boyens Tier 9.67(6)...peter jackson films
2. Fran Walsh T9.63(8)...peter jackson films
3. Dan O'Bannon T9.43(7)...alien series and zombie movies
4. Alex Kurtzman T8.17(6)...new star treks
5. Roberto Orci T8.17(6)...new star treks
6. Adam Herz T8.00(6)...american pie movies
7. Terry Rossio T7.57(7)...pirates of the caribbean
8. Robert Mark Kamen T7.50(6)...luc besson films
9. Ted Elliott T7.50(8)...pirates of the caribbean
10. Skip Woods T7.20(5)...hitman

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Re: Top 10 avgs for screenwriters who aren't directors

Postby Moribunny » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:24 am

2020 Update (at 4965 films).

Expanding the list again, still 5 film minimum. As usual, sorry to have to exclude some favorite writers who became full-time directors.

#. Writer.................... Avg (films ranked) ...more info.

1. Tullio Pinelli............ 78.40 (15) ...mostly for Fellini. (+1 films since last ranking, up 2 spots)
2. Ennio Flaiano........... 78.07 (14) ...mostly for Fellini. (+4 films, down 1 spot)
3. Bernardino Zapponi... 77.86 (7) ...for various Italian directors... (+1 film, up 3 spots)
4. Rodolfo Sonego........ 77.67 (6) ...for various Italian directors. (+1 film, no change)
5. Suso Cecchi D'Amico.. 76.76 (17) ...mostly Visconti and Monicelli. (+3 films, down 3 spots)
6. Marshall Brickman..... 76.20 (5) ...wrote early Woody Allens. (= films, down 1 spot)
7. Gyula Hernadi.......... 74.67 (6) ...mostly for Miklós Jancsó. (= films, up 4 spots)
8. Lorenzo Semple Jr..... 74.20 (5) ...for "Papillon" and thrillers. (= films, up 1 spot)
9. Agenore Incrocci....... 73.62 (21) ...often with Scarpelli, various Italian directors. (+4 films, down 1 spot)
10. Ruggero Maccari...... 73.61 (18) ...various Italian directors. (+6 films, up 6 spots)
11. Mario Puzo............ 73.17 (6) ...Godfather, Superman. (+1 film, up 8 spots)
12. Jean Aurenche........ 73.00 (8) ...Clément, Autant-Lara, Tavernier and Carné. (+1 film, down 5 spots)
13. Terence Rattigan..... 72.71 (7) ...playwright, mostly Anthony Asquith. (+1 film, down 3 spots)
14. Cesare Zavattini...... 72.67 (6) ...mostly De Sica plus Visconti's Bellissima. (= films, down 2 spots)
15. Jacques Prévert...... 72.60 (5) ...mostly Carné. (= films, down 2 spots)
16. Graham Chapman.... 72.14 (7) ...Monty Python. (= films, down 1 spot)
17. Furio Scarpelli........ 71.37 (19) ...often with Incrocci, various Italian directors. (+4 films, down 3 spots)
18. Irving Ravetch........ 70.80 (5) ...mostly Martin Ritt. (= films, down 1 spot)
19. Michael Wilson....... 69.60 (5) ...for Lean, Schaffner, Capra and George Stevens. (= films, up 1 spot)
20. Jim Thompson........ 69.20 (5) ...Kubrick, Peckinpah, Tavernier... (new entry)
21. William Goldman..... 68.78 (9) ...various American. (new entry)
22. Samson Raphaelson.. 68.67 (6) ...wrote for Lubitsch. (+1 film, down 5 spots)
23. Mardik Martin......... 68.60 (5) ...of Scorsese fame, lowered by "The Cut". (new entry)
24. Dalton Trumbo........ 68.00 (5) ...for "Papillon" and various American. (new entry)
25. Leonardo Benvenuti.. 67.50 (10) ...for various Italian directors. (new entry)
26. Harriet Frank Jr....... 67.20 (5) ...various American. (new entry)
27. Piero De Bernardi..... 67.14 (7) ...various Italian. (new entry)
28. Tonino Guerra......... 65.95 (19) ...mostly Antonioni and Rosi, various others. (new entry)
29. Shinobu Hashimoto... 66.60 (6) ...Kobayashi and Kurosawa (new entry)
30. Rafael Azcona......... 64.67 (6) ...Spanish, Italian and French productions (new entry)


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