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14th Nov '17 2:01:18 AM Amagicalbadger
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* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is more known for Creator/JimHenson than it's director James Frawley who previously directed many episodes of ''Series/TheMonkees''.

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* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is more known for Creator/JimHenson than it's its director James Frawley who previously directed many episodes of ''Series/TheMonkees''.
4th Sep '17 8:55:52 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Though the director of the infamous film TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure was a documentary filmmaker named Matthew Diamond, the real brainchild behind the film was Kenn Viselmann, whose SmallNameBigEgo was so rampant that he even ''named the movie's production company after himself'' (despite no one really knowing who he was).

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* Though the director of the infamous film TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' was a documentary filmmaker named Matthew Diamond, the real brainchild behind the film was Kenn Viselmann, whose SmallNameBigEgo was so rampant that he even ''named the movie's production company after himself'' (despite no one really knowing who he was).



* Due to the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', many people assume Creator/ChristopherNolan has a great deal of control over the Superman reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel''. In reality, he's just the film's producer, and has said his direct involvement ended pretty much at the stage of story development because he knew director Creator/ZackSnyder was more suited to the Superman material than he was. Unlike many examples, [[DownplayedTrope this died down over time]], due to [[Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire other movies]] promoting Snyder as "the director of ''Man of Steel''" and Snyder's name being front and center in the campaign for the sequel, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', with Nolan's name nowhere in sight despite being an executive producer.

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* Due to the success of ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'', many people assume Creator/ChristopherNolan has a great deal of control over the Superman ''Superman'' reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel''. In reality, he's just the film's producer, and has said his direct involvement ended pretty much at the stage of story development because he knew director Creator/ZackSnyder was more suited to the Superman ''Superman'' material than he was. Unlike many examples, [[DownplayedTrope this died down over time]], due to [[Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire other movies]] promoting Snyder as "the director of ''Man of Steel''" and Snyder's name being front and center in the campaign for the sequel, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', with Nolan's name nowhere in sight despite being an executive producer.



* The 50s' classic ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' was officially directed by Christian Nyby, but is often seen as Producer Creator/HowardHawks's film. How directly Hawks was involved in production has long been debated, even by people who actually worked on the film.
* Though it was directed by Creator/DavidFincher, many still see Film/TheSocialNetwork as Creator/AaronSorkin's movie

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* The 50s' '50s classic ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' was officially directed by Christian Nyby, but is often seen as Producer Creator/HowardHawks's film. How directly Hawks was involved in production has long been debated, even by people who actually worked on the film.
* Though it was directed by Creator/DavidFincher, many still see Film/TheSocialNetwork ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' as Creator/AaronSorkin's moviemovie.



* The song "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee tends to be associated with Music/JustinBieber in the Anglosphere instead of its original artists. This case is more extreme than most others, as the song in question became a major hit after Bieber's involvement in a remix (the original didn't have Bieber at all), and the original artists still sing on the remix. Unfortunately, the song's ensuing popularity coupled with Bieber's inability to speak Spanish has lead to much disappointment at his concerts.

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* The song "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee tends to be associated with Music/JustinBieber in the Anglosphere instead of its original artists. This case is more extreme than most others, as the song in question became a major hit after Bieber's involvement in a remix (the original didn't have Bieber at all), and the original artists still sing on the remix. Unfortunately, the song's ensuing popularity coupled with Bieber's inability to speak Spanish has lead led to much disappointment at his concerts.



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* ''On Your Toes'': While George Abbott ''did'' direct the 1954 and 1983 revivals of the show, he was merely a co-librettist in the original production, which was directed by Worthington Minor. The original producer, Dwight Deere Wiman, was also credited for "supervision" of the "entire production." (Abbott famously mocked this style of credit later in his career, when it was taken up by director-choreographers Jerome Robbins and Creator/BobFosse, as "entire part of mother played by Lizzie Flop.")

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* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto largely stepped back into a producer/advisor role starting with the N64 generation, the last game he directed being ''Franchise/{{Mario}} Artist Paint Studio'' in 1999. Despite this, sequels to series he created (such as ''Mario'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'') and ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' are more likely to be attributed to him than their director.

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* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto largely stepped back into a producer/advisor role starting with the N64 UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} generation, the last game he directed being ''Franchise/{{Mario}} Artist Paint Studio'' in 1999. Despite this, sequels to series he created (such as ''Mario'' and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'') and ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' are more likely to be attributed to him than their director.



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* ''On Your Toes'': While George Abbott ''did'' direct the 1954 and 1983 revivals of the show, he was merely a co-librettist in the original production, which was directed by Worthington Minor. The original producer, Dwight Deere Wiman, was also credited for "supervision" of the "entire production." (Abbott famously mocked this style of credit later in his career, when it was taken up by director-choreographers Jerome Robbins and Creator/BobFosse, as "entire part of mother played by Lizzie Flop.")

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* ''On Your Toes'': While George Abbott ''did'' direct the 1954 and 1983 revivals of the show, he was merely a co-librettist in the original production, which was directed by Worthington Minor. The original producer, Dwight Deere Wiman, was also credited for "supervision" of the "entire production." (Abbott famously mocked this style of credit later in his career, when it was taken up by director-choreographers Jerome Robbins and Creator/BobFosse, as "entire part of mother played by Lizzie Flop.")

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4th Sep '17 8:51:57 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Creator/MichaelBay has had this happen a lot in recent years, being the producer of horror remakes like ''Film/FridayThe13th2009''. He's also been announced as producing the upcoming ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' reboot; Jonathan Liebesman is directing. In spite of this, many people often [[MisBlamed point any flaws present in these films as attributed to him]], despite not actually being the director.

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* Creator/MichaelBay has had this happen a lot in recent years, being the producer of horror remakes like ''Film/FridayThe13th2009''. He's also been announced as producing the upcoming ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 2014 ''Film/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2014}}'' reboot; Jonathan Liebesman is directing. In spite of this, many people often [[MisBlamed point any flaws present in these films as attributed to him]], despite not actually being the director.
5th Aug '17 6:03:04 PM mariofan1000
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23rd Jun '17 6:36:17 PM WaxingName
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* The song "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee tends to be associated with Music/JustinBieber in the Anglosphere instead of its original artists. This case is more extreme than most others, as the song in question became a major hit after Bieber's involvement in a remix (the original didn't have Bieber at all), and the original artists still sing on the remix. Unfortunately, the song's ensuing popularity coupled with Bieber's inability to speak Spanish has lead to much disappointment at his concerts.
14th May '17 3:11:19 AM Ezclee4050
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* Alan Rudolph's 1977 film ''Welcome to L.A.'' sometimes has the direction mistakenly credited to producer Creator/RobertAltman. Understandable since Rudolph clearly picked up a lot of stylistic touches from his mentor (like a HyperlinkStory) as well as borrowed some members of Altman's [[ProductionPosse stock company of actors]].
17th Apr '17 10:25:04 AM LaptopGuy
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* With the exception of ''Film/TheShining'', which everybody knows as the work of Creator/StanleyKubrick, all of the films based on Creator/StephenKing novels are more popularly associated with him than their directors. Unsurprising if you look at [[BilledAboveTheTitle what happens to his novels]]... With that in mind it makes one wonder how ''Literature/TheLangoliers'' isn't commonly affiliated with its director considering the DVD cover where, in massive ''outlined, metallic'' letters, the name of Creator/TomHolland can be seen clear as day, taking over two-thirds of the credits.

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* With the exception of ''Film/TheShining'', which everybody knows as the work of Creator/StanleyKubrick, and ''maybe'' ''Film/StandByMe'' (Creator/RobReiner), all of the films based on Creator/StephenKing novels are more popularly associated with him than their directors. Unsurprising if you look at [[BilledAboveTheTitle what happens to his novels]]... With that in mind it makes one wonder how ''Literature/TheLangoliers'' isn't commonly affiliated with its director considering the DVD cover where, in massive ''outlined, metallic'' letters, the name of Creator/TomHolland can be seen clear as day, taking over two-thirds of the credits.



* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' was directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez not Creator/QuentinTarantino. The same goes for ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Planet Terror]]''.

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* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' was directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez not Creator/QuentinTarantino. The same goes for ''[[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Planet Terror]]''. However, ''Film/DeathProof'', the ''other'' half of ''Grindhouse'', ''was'' directed by Tarantino.



** Cameron also co-wrote ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', though George P. Cosmatos actually direfcted.

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** Cameron also co-wrote ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'', though George P. Cosmatos actually direfcted.directed.



* Creator/TheCoenBrothers wrote the scripts for ''Film/TheNakedMan'' (J.Todd Anderson), ''Film/{{Gambit}}'' (Michael Hoffman) and ''Film/{{Unbroken}}'' (Creator/AngelinaJolie).

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* Creator/TheCoenBrothers wrote the scripts for ''Film/TheNakedMan'' (J.Todd Anderson), ''Film/{{Gambit}}'' (Michael Hoffman) and ''Film/{{Unbroken}}'' (Creator/AngelinaJolie).(Creator/AngelinaJolie), and, with the exception of the latter, are the primary figures associated with the films.



* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is more know for Creator/JimHenson than it's director James Frawley who previously directed many episodes of ''Series/TheMonkees''.

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* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' is more know known for Creator/JimHenson than it's director James Frawley who previously directed many episodes of ''Series/TheMonkees''.




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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is far more associated with Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, the author of [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the novels]] [[AdaptationDisplacement the show was based on]], than with its actual co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.



* The wildly popular funk throwback "Uptown Funk" is officially released under Mark Ronson's name, but (outside the U.K.), most people consider it a Music/BrunoMars song despite him being a featured artist. It's somewhat understandable considering Bruno Mars has established himself as a specialist in {{Genre Throwback}}s, with his "Treasure" being a funk disco track in the same vein.
* Likewise, many Music/DavidGuetta songs are less associated with the French producer than the guest singer ("Sexy Bitch": Music/{{Akon}}; "Titanium": Music/{{Sia}}; "Without You": Music/{{Usher}}).

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* The wildly popular funk throwback "Uptown Funk" is officially released under Mark Ronson's name, but (outside the U.K.), most people consider it a Music/BrunoMars song despite him being a featured artist.artist, given his status as a pop megastar whereas Ronson is a largely obscure figure. It's somewhat understandable considering Bruno Mars has established himself as a specialist in {{Genre Throwback}}s, with his "Treasure" being a funk disco track in the same vein.
* "The Hanging Tree" from ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'' is almost universally considered a Creator/JenniferLawrence song, as she sings it in character in the movie, even though it was released under James Newton Howard's name. That didn't stop ''Billboard'' themselves from hyping the song's chart performance as a Lawrence song while relegating Howard to a footnote.
* Likewise, many Music/DavidGuetta songs are less associated with the French producer than the guest singer ("Sexy Bitch": Music/{{Akon}}; "Titanium": Music/{{Sia}}; "Turn Me On" and "Hey Mama": Music/NickiMinaj; "Without You": Music/{{Usher}}).
* While most of Music/CalvinHarris's songs are often seen as his songs, some of them are more associated with the featured artist, namely his collaborations with Music/EllieGoulding ("I Need Your Love" and "Outside") and Music/{{Rihanna}} ("This Is What You Came For"; "We Found Love" isn't an example as it ''is'' officially a Rihanna song).




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* The ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series is always associated first and foremost with Katsuhiro Harada, even though he only started to direct the series with ''Tekken Tag Tournament''.
10th Apr '17 6:33:07 AM kubritch1998
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* The Film/JamesBond films are rarely ever viewed as the works of anyone other than Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and later Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. If you want to see a Bond fans head explode, inform them that ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was directed by the same guy, Martin Campbell.

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* The Film/JamesBond films are rarely ever viewed as the works of anyone other than Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, and later Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. If you want to see a Bond fans head explode, inform them that ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' and ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was directed by the same guy, Martin Campbell. When it came to Creator/SamMendes, let's say he put [[SignatureStyle his fingerprints]] all over ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' and ''{{Film/Spectre}}''.
20th Feb '17 10:02:04 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/MyFavoriteWife'' was billed as "A LEO [=McCAREY=] PRODUCTION [-Directed by Garson Kanin-]." Leo [=McCarey=] also received credit for co-writing the story.

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* ''Film/MyFavoriteWife'' was billed as "A LEO [=McCAREY=] PRODUCTION [-Directed by Garson Kanin-]." Leo [=McCarey=] Creator/LeoMcCarey also received credit for co-writing the story.
4th Feb '17 11:37:01 AM Doug86
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* Creator/TylerPerry's ''DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'' was directed by Darren Grant, but many people believed that Perry directed it himself.

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* Creator/TylerPerry's ''DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'' ''Film/DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman'' was directed by Darren Grant, but many people believed that Perry directed it himself.
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