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Table 7 Top 5 directors by country, for movies produced in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Italy

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

Rank Name Points Years Name Points Years
  United States United Kingdom
1 Hitchcock, Alfred (I) 19, 3, 3 ’40-’76 Thomas, Gerald (I) 11, 1, 1 ’58-’69
2 Spielberg, Steven 18, 3, 2 ’64-’08 Kubrick, Stanley 7, 1, 0 ’62-’99
3 De Palma, Brian 14, 5, 0 ’68-’06 Scott, Ridley 7, 0, 2 ’77-’07
4 Hawks, Howard 12, 4, 3 ’30-’67 Fisher, Terence 6, 4, 2 ’50-’69
5 Ford, John (I) 12, 4, 2 ’24-’64 Hitchcock, Alfred (I) 5, 6, 1 ’27-’72
  France Italy
1 Godard, Jean-Luc 6, 0, 5 ’60-’67 Fulci, Lucio 6, 5, 0 ’71-’84
2 Truffaut, François 4, 1 0 ’59-’72 Fellini, Federico 6, 2, 4 ’52-’83
3 Renoir, Jean 4, 0, 1 ’32-’39 Corbucci, Sergio 6, 1, 0 ’64-’70
4 Fellini, Federico 3, 1, 4 ’53-’83 Argento, Dario 5, 5, 0 ’70-’96
5 Melville, Jean-Pierre 3, 1, 1 ’56-’70 Bava, Mario 5, 4, 3 ’60-’75
  1. For each individual, we report the number of movies he has directed, and that has been produced in the country, that reached top 5%, 10% and 15% influence in their year of release, and their range of release years