00 The Directors

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  1. [79.67] Billy Wilder
  2. [72.00] F. W. Murnau
  3. [68.63] Jean-Pierre Melville
  4. [66.31] Joel (& Ethan) Coen
  5. [65.48] Howard Hawks
  6. [64.88] Frank Capra
  7. [64.82] Yasujiro Ozu
  8. [63.51] Fritz Lang
  9. [63.07] Lars von Trier
  10. [62.91] Otto Preminger
  11. [62.41] Josef von Sternberg
  12. [60.99] Ernst Lubitsch
  13. [60.75] Michelangelo Antonioni
  14. [59.60] Clint Eastwood
  15. [59.28] Jia Zhang-ke
  16. [59.22] Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和)
  17. [59.07] Park Chan-wook (박찬욱)
  18. [56.93] Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  19. [56.74] Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮)
  20. [56.22] Apichatpong Weerasethakul (อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล)
  21. [55.99] John Huston
  22. [55.00] Abbas Kiarostami
  23. [54.95] Elia Kazan
  24. [54.73] Gus Van Sant
  25. [54.67] Steve Buscemi
  26. [51.67] Zack Snyder
  27. [50.17] Ho Yuhang (何宇恒)
  28. [50.11] Sharunas Bartas
  29. [49.53] Bent Hamer
  30. [48.67] Sofia Coppola
  31. [48.64] Roman Polanski
  32. [48.48] Brillante (Ma.) Mendoza
  33. [48.22] Michel Gondry
  34. [48.00] Hong Sang-soo
  35. [48.00] François Ozon
  36. [47.80] Terry Gilliam
  37. [46.00] Eric de Kuyper
  38. [45.17] Joachim Lafosse
  39. [42.83] Jon Favreau
  40. [42.80] Christophe Honoré
Author Comments: 

Don't mind the figures too much, their value is purely relative: they just want to say that Capra and Ozu could have swapped places, but Melville and Capra, or Ozu and Antonioni not.
I'll be adding more directors to this list as I publisch their individual lists. I'll start with directors by whom I've seen a lot of films in a short period - in one word: a retrospective - during the last years (Herzog, Ray, Lang, Kaurismäki, Clair,…)
Later, I'll add directors by whom I've seen a retrospective a whole while ago (Bergman, Hitchcock, Coppola, Visconti,…).
After that I'll add directors whose films I've seen throughout the years (Kurosawa, Almodóvar, Cukor, Ford, Godard…). By then it will be 2010 ;-)
Another kind of ranking. And another kind of list.