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ICM Forum's Favourite Directors 2018 (Due Jan 3rd)

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Post by Coryn » December 7th, 2018, 10:25 am

How do you guys go about finding how many movies you have seen per director ?
I only have an active account on ICM, not on IMDB.
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Post by albajos » December 7th, 2018, 10:36 am

I used Criticker.com for that

It has stats for both total seen and average ratings

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Post by joachimt » December 7th, 2018, 3:25 pm

albajos wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:36 am
I used Criticker.com for that

It has stats for both total seen and average ratings
Exactly. Copy your list of directors to Excel (a shame it hasn't got an export function, but it's not that much work to copy) and then sort, filter or adjust formulas any way you like. I couldn't do it otherwise.
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Post by maxwelldeux » December 7th, 2018, 3:45 pm

Coryn wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:25 am
How do you guys go about finding how many movies you have seen per director ?
I only have an active account on ICM, not on IMDB.
I maintain a separate spreadsheet with Director, rating, and country so I can compute stats pretty quickly.

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Post by Coryn » December 7th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Thanks for the Info.
My girlfriend thinks I'm retarded for even checking my movies on ICM but I like this whole other new level of making lists and statistics.
I feel I will fit into here perfectly.
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Post by Gershwin » December 7th, 2018, 5:29 pm

Hehe. I often hear similar things here at home. ^_^

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By the way, I just compose my directors list manually by using my iCM favourites. I think it works fine for me.
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Post by joachimt » December 7th, 2018, 8:36 pm

Coryn wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Thanks for the Info.
My girlfriend thinks I'm retarded for even checking my movies on ICM but I like this whole other new level of making lists and statistics.
I feel I will fit into here perfectly.
Haha, once your girlfriend thinks you're retarded, this is indeed the place for you. Welcome!
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Post by zzzorf » December 11th, 2018, 9:54 am

Here is my list https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047348641/

As it stands at publishing it has only my number 1 but by the deadline it should be a full list of 150, all ranked. It is designed using a formula I have started using to rank directors on Letterboxd but due to its newness I only just finished correlating it all and am now doing the even slower process of developing the lists (the main Letterboxd list contains data which is slower to input and I am only updating the IMDb one as I do the Letterboxd one.) so therefore will take a bit to complete.


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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 11th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Even so they may not play a big role in the poll, I just dicovered one more directors pair.
Frida & Lasse Barfors (Frida Barfors)
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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 11th, 2018, 8:50 pm

I did the math!
OMG! The result looks a bit weird in the follow up ranks. (e.g. 'Alexc Baldwin' is ahead (at the moment) of some big names. With just one move of directing. :shifty:
The method I used really pushed those directors & directresses with films I scored extremly high. On the other hand I took some points away from in my opinion bad and very bad films. But now I have a huge list with all those filmmakers, that at least made one in my eyes extraordianry or 2 very fine films. Another result is that there is a very big group of "one super-hit wonders". Above this huge block my so to say personal filmakers elite starts.
When I look at Akira Kurosawa for instance, there are just three ratings in the books. I just have to find another film that is at least really good (7.5 or higher) and he will make a big jump of 60 positions ahead in this dircetors list. :blink: :D
As well as there are some diecrectors that will take some steps backward, if I pick a bad movie of them. It will be interessting to see in the future how this will change.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066900804/

ranked + group ranks from
#63 to #126
#148 to #166
#185 to #262
#281 to #321
#322 to #333


I will update til the deadline, I will fix the group ranks from time to time.
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Post by insomnius » December 12th, 2018, 12:19 am

Since our list consisted of 97% men last year, and even more the year before that...
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047051124/

Top 20 ranked, the rest unranked.


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Post by Onderhond » December 12th, 2018, 9:36 am

insomnius wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:19 am
Since our list consisted of 97% men last year, and even more the year before that...
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047051124/
Pretty white though ...

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Post by fori » December 12th, 2018, 9:44 am

Onderhond wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 9:36 am
insomnius wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:19 am
Since our list consisted of 97% men last year, and even more the year before that...
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047051124/
Pretty white though ...
Nailed it. Though I do feel bad about the poor representation of female directors in polls like these.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 12th, 2018, 1:44 pm

insomnius wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:19 am
Since our list consisted of 97% men last year, and even more the year before that...
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047051124/

Top 20 ranked, the rest unranked.
Great list, insomnius. I'll be adding a few of these to my list.

Not sure whether it's a joke on your part but Hilary Harris was a man!
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Post by insomnius » December 12th, 2018, 2:02 pm

RogerTheMovieManiac88 wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 1:44 pm
insomnius wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 12:19 am
Since our list consisted of 97% men last year, and even more the year before that...
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047051124/

Top 20 ranked, the rest unranked.
Great list, insomnius. I'll be adding a few of these to my list.

Not sure whether it's a joke on your part but Hilary Harris was a man!
:lol: Thanks. Knew I had to mess up somehow, besides whitewashing ofc.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 13th, 2018, 9:22 pm

Hi Peaceful. My list is in two ranked tiers (1-36, 37-200), with the entries within the tiers being unranked. That is group ranked, I guess. I was sorely tempted once again to go with a totally unranked list (and the easy route) because I do find it practically impossible to choose between many of these great film-makers.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047651709/
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » December 13th, 2018, 9:36 pm

A few directing teams that I have in my submission and don't see highlighted in the OP:

Stewart Main and Peter Wells
Jorge Honik and Laura Honik
Ernest Ansorge and Gisele Ansorge

I have picked Stewart Main, Jorge Honik and Ernest Ansorge to represent these three pairings in my list.
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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 14th, 2018, 1:47 am

St. Gloede wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 8:09 am
My top 100 directors + Runner Ups

The list is close to what it was last year, but Greenaway is a new entry I added just a couple of days ago. Have found him incredibly fascinating for a long time, but somehow exploring his broader filmography never quite happened. Up to 7 entries now I felt comfortable adding him, and will try to catch up with The Belly of an Architect, Prospero's Books and The Baby of Mâcon as these look like films who could propel him much further up.

A few old Hollywood directors may also keep plunging down, as I am not as enchanted by their work as I once was. They have likely kept their high position due to good memories from when I first got into films + their massive ouvres. Not that masters like William Wyler, Howard Hawks and Michael Curtiz will ever drop off.
Oh, I like how you put in your ratings below every entry. Really gives me a hint what to check out of those I didn't start to discover.
I saw you also think Malicks most powerful movie is "Knight of Cups" :thumbsup: That's the one I recognized him actually giving the right direction!
I should do similar thing as well. But for the next year, this your making up this very long list I did, was work enough. :sweat:
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Post by blocho » December 14th, 2018, 5:21 am

This year, I took the time to use some sort of formula for ranking. I examined a list only of directors who had made at least four movies I had seen. I then awarded a point for a good movie, two for a great movie, -1 for a bad movie, and 0 for anything between good and bad. And I made four points the cut-off for my list. I should have introduced a divisor into the formula to counteract the disparity between those directors whose works I've seen 20-30 times versus those whose works I've seen five times, but my simple counting method already took two hours, so I let it go.


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Post by toro913 » December 15th, 2018, 2:28 pm

Ranked
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047683371/

The top 1000 is on Letterboxd, but not feeling up to reentering it on IMDB.
https://letterboxd.com/toro913/list/top-1000-directors

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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 15th, 2018, 3:34 pm

You have to make it public, otherwise there is no way to see it for others. ;)
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Post by tobias » December 20th, 2018, 8:09 am

Yay!

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls053073641/

Needs some more updating.

Some pretty incredible lists here, I looked into OldAle's and Gloede's.

Edit: ranked ofc but still not updated.

Edit2: It is updated now btw (removed drag & drop on IMDB lists is still a pain in the ass, any solutions?)
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Post by zzzorf » December 20th, 2018, 7:33 pm

toro913 wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Ranked
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047683371/

The top 1000 is on Letterboxd, but not feeling up to reentering it on IMDB.
https://letterboxd.com/toro913/list/top-1000-directors
Toro I posted my list like a week ago but it is still incomplete mainly because I am still working on it using the mathematical model you developed for yours (though I borrowed it from Wade McCormick who had borrowed it from you). Just want to say thankyou for your system as it is teaching me a lot about which directors I like, a spot of cinema I hadn't really thought about that much before. My Letterboxd list I am workung on can be found here (My Top Directors (Stat correlated) https://boxd.it/2fyKQ) but it is still be added to slowly as I find time to go down my list)

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Post by jvv » December 21st, 2018, 12:07 am

I used Gorro's formula to make my (top 100) list and didn't change anything in the results (even though I had to look up some of the directors, because I had no idea who they were). Shorts were counted as partial movies (0-5 minutes = 0.1 movie, 6-10 minutes = 0.2 movie, 11-20 minutes = 0.3 movie, 21-39 minutes = 0.5 movie).

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Post by clemmetarey » December 22nd, 2018, 6:34 pm

Gorro wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 11:06 am

score = μ(rating) + (# films - μ(# films) / 4 * σ(# films))
I'm bad with statistics, so of course I can't make this work. Can anyone help me please? I'm having trouble figuring out what the ''σ(# films)'' is.


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Post by Gorro » December 22nd, 2018, 11:13 pm

clemmetarey wrote:
December 22nd, 2018, 6:34 pm
Gorro wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 11:06 am

score = μ(rating) + (# films - μ(# films) / 4 * σ(# films))
I'm bad with statistics, so of course I can't make this work. Can anyone help me please? I'm having trouble figuring out what the ''σ(# films)'' is.
It is the standard deviation of the number of films I've seen of each director. In my case I only included directors with a minimum of 5 films watched to calculate this.


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Post by sol » December 25th, 2018, 7:53 am

RANKED

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047805217/

Highest new entries this year: F.W. Murnau and Walerian Borowczyk. Finally saw enough from both (I have set myself a 6 film minimum) for them to qualify for placement. No idea which director has risen the most places overall since last time across the whole top 200, however, I have Steven Soderbergh 15 spots higher than last year inside the top 100 with 4 great new viewings this year (and 3 repeat viewings that all rose in my estimation).
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Post by 3rd » December 26th, 2018, 7:57 am

The Female Gaze!

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047991485/

Unranked in alphabetical order.
Neither a prude nor politically correct!
Minst sex års kritiskt granskande!

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