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Table 5 Top 5 directors by decade, from 40’s to 90’s

From: Identification of key films and personalities in the history of cinema from a Western perspective

Rank Name Points Name Points Name Points
  1940-49 1950-59 1960-69
1 Hitchcock, Alfred (I) 7, 3, 1 Hitchcock, Alfred (I) 8, 1, 1 Thomas, Gerald (I) 8, 1, 1
2 Walsh, Raoul 6, 1, 2 Honda, Ishirō 6, 0, 1 Godard, Jean-Luc 6, 0, 5
3 Welles, Orson 5, 0, 1 Fisher, Terence 4, 2, 0 Bergman, Ingmar 6, 0, 0
4 Ford, John (I) 5, 0, 0 Arnold, Jack (I) 4, 1, 1 Corbucci, Sergio 5, 1, 0
5 Hawks, Howard 4, 3, 0 Hawks, Howard 4, 0, 0 Honda, Ishirō 4, 6, 0
  1970-79 1980-89 1990-99
1 Altman, Robert (I) 5, 1, 1 Carpenter, John (I) 6, 1, 1 Spielberg, Steven 5, 1, 0
2 De Palma, Brian 5, 0, 0 Landis, John (I) 6, 1, 0 Burton, Tim (I) 5, 0, 0
3 Eastwood, Clint 4, 1, 0 De Palma, Brian 5, 1, 0 Coen, Joel & Ethan 5, 0, 0
4 Coppola, Francis Ford 4, 0, 0 Spielberg, Steven 5, 0, 2 Fincher, David 4, 0, 0
5 Lumet, Sidney 3, 1, 2 Fulci, Lucio 4, 3, 0 Sonnenfeld, Barry 3, 2, 1
  1. For each individual it is reported the number of movies she has directed during the decade that reached top 5%, 10% and 15% influence in their year of release