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Table 6 Top 5 directors by genre, for comedy, horror, crime and western movies

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

Rank Name Points Years Name Points Years
  Comedy Horror
1 Thomas, Gerald (I) 11, 1, 1 ’58-’69 Craven, Wes 9, 1, 1 ’72-’00
2 Landis, John (I) 8, 2, 1 ’73-’98 Cronenberg, David 8, 1, 0 ’75-’99
3 Waters, John (I) 6, 4, 2 ’69-’04 Fisher, Terence 6, 3, 2 ’57-’69
4 Brooks, Mel 5, 4, 1 ’67-’93 Carpenter, John (I) 6, 2, 2 ’78-’01
5 McCarey, Leo 5, 0, 1 ’30-’44 Fulci, Lucio 6, 1, 0 ’72-’83
  Crime Western
1 Scorsese, Martin (I) 8, 1, 1 ’72-’06 Ford, John (I) 7, 2, 1 ’24-’64
2 Coen, Joel & Ethan 6, 2, 2 ’84-’08 Corbucci, Sergio 6, 0, 0 ’66-’70
3 Woo, John (I) 6, 0, 1 ’86-’97 Selander, Lesley 5, 5, 0 ’38-’41
4 Tarantino, Quentin 6, 0, 0 ’92-’05 Leone, Sergio (I) 4, 0, 0 ’64-’68
5 De Palma, Brian 5, 2, 0 ’68-’06 Eastwood, Clint 3, 1, 0 ’73-’92
  1. For each individual, we report the number of movies he has directed during the decade that reached top 5%, 10% and 15% influence in their year of release, and their range of release years