History Main / PigeonholedDirector

16th Jan '17 2:09:39 PM JulianLapostat
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To be considered as an artist, a director is expected to have a unique feel to his works, which leads to this.

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To be considered as an artist, a director is expected to have a unique feel to his works, which leads to this. Ostensibly the one time directors try and step out of the genre, they can be accused by fans of OscarBait, subscribing to TomHanksSyndrome and selling out, even if said project might be something they care about. This also makes it harder for them to start DoingItForTheArt, because the kind of movies the director wants to make are not what the market and society expects from him. It's not that people don't like those kinds of movies, its just that they don't want those kind of movies from him/her.

In some cases, the directors burst OutOfTheGhetto and fully reach the level where they can shift between multiple genres or find success in works entirely different from what they first became known for.



* Creator/StevenSpielberg is remembered for tales of childlike innocents or intrepid adventurers (or both) triumphing against an unforgiving world, usually in a sci-fi setting. May include ParentalNeglect and/or ParentalAbandonment.

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* Creator/StevenSpielberg is remembered for tales of childlike innocents or intrepid adventurers (or both) triumphing against an unforgiving world, usually in a sci-fi setting. May include ParentalNeglect and/or ParentalAbandonment. He finally broke out of pigeonholing when he made Film/SchindlersList which became commercially successful. His earlier attempts to break out of the genre (Film/TheColorPurple and Film/EmpireOfTheSun, as well as his first film, Film/TheSugarlandExpress) were commercial disappointments and critically divisive though they did attract some support later on. Since then, Spielberg has been able to shift between genre science-fiction and serious period films, to the extent that ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' and ''Film/BridgeOfSpies'' were far better received than more Spielbergian fare such as ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' and ''Film/TheBFG''.



* Creator/MartinScorsese has become synonymous with (organized) crime dramas, even though he's tried just about every genre you can imagine: musical, romantic comedy, documentary, Biblical epic, costume drama, even a biopic about the Dalai Lama.

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* Creator/MartinScorsese has become synonymous with (organized) crime dramas, even though he's tried just about every genre you can imagine: musical, romantic comedy, documentary, Biblical epic, costume drama, even a biopic about the Dalai Lama. But the problem is that the only films of his which are successful commercially are the ones in the particular genre, while films dealing with serious and more introspective themes (like Film/{{Silence}} and Film/TheAgeOfInnocence) are commercially unsuccessfully.
16th Jan '17 11:36:15 AM jjeffrey01
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* Creator/WesCraven was known for directing horror/thriller films almost exclusively, with the exception of 1999's musical drama ''Music of the Heart''.
29th Nov '16 10:53:34 AM ProbableCod
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* Creator/JamesWan is the guy who only makes horror movies.

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* Creator/JamesWan is the guy who only mostly makes horror movies.movies. So far only 2 of his movies have been non-horror.
6th Jun '16 4:18:24 PM Doug86
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** Ensemble is hardly the [[UniversalHorror first]] or even the [[Film/HammerHorror second]] studio to get pigeonholed, either.

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** Ensemble is hardly the [[UniversalHorror [[Franchise/UniversalHorror first]] or even the [[Film/HammerHorror second]] studio to get pigeonholed, either.
28th Apr '16 5:37:50 PM WickedIcon
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* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn primarily makes slow-paced, brightly colored thrillers with a subtle BlackComedy streak, [[SugarWiki/Awesome Music fantastic synth soundtracks]] and flashes of [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence.]]

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* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn primarily makes slow-paced, brightly colored thrillers with a subtle BlackComedy streak, [[SugarWiki/Awesome Music [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic fantastic synth soundtracks]] and flashes of [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence.]]
28th Apr '16 5:37:30 PM WickedIcon
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* Creator/NicolasWindingRefn primarily makes slow-paced, brightly colored thrillers with a subtle BlackComedy streak, [[SugarWiki/Awesome Music fantastic synth soundtracks]] and flashes of [[{{Gorn}} brutal violence.]]
25th Feb '16 2:50:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/GeorgeLucas: A GenreThrowback - as noted by both StarWars and IndianaJones - and period films - ''AmericanGraffiti''. His debut, ''{{THX1138}}'', is the only exception.

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* Creator/GeorgeLucas: A GenreThrowback - as noted by both StarWars Franchise/StarWars and IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones - and period films - ''AmericanGraffiti''. ''Film/AmericanGraffiti''. His debut, ''{{THX1138}}'', ''Film/{{THX 1138}}'', is the only exception.



* Creator/JohnFord's westerns, usually with JohnWayne.

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* Creator/JohnFord's westerns, usually with JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne.
9th Jul '15 11:50:53 AM erforce
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* All [[Film/TrueLies but]] [[Film/{{Titanic}} two]] of Creator/JamesCameron's films are science fiction.

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* All [[Film/TrueLies but]] [[Film/{{Titanic}} [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} two]] of Creator/JamesCameron's films are science fiction.
16th May '15 10:15:02 PM nombretomado
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** Ensemble is hardly the [[UniversalHorror first]] or even the [[HammerHorror second]] studio to get pigeonholed, either.

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** Ensemble is hardly the [[UniversalHorror first]] or even the [[HammerHorror [[Film/HammerHorror second]] studio to get pigeonholed, either.
22nd Feb '15 8:13:37 PM JasonJD48
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* Creator/DavidLynch: MindScrew. Lots and lots of MindScrew. Weirdly, for a few years in the early 1980s, he was considered a mainstream Oscar-friendly director after the success of ''Film/TheElephantMan'' (although even it is a little on the weird side, and apparently nobody had seen [[Film/{{Eraserhead}} his debut picture]]), which is why they gave him the ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' movie. After that flopped, he dove right back into the MindScrew, and - with the exception of ''Film/TheStraightStory'' - never looked back, and has been getting progressively weirder since the late '90s.

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* Creator/DavidLynch: MindScrew. Lots and lots of MindScrew. Weirdly, for a few years in the early 1980s, he was considered a mainstream Oscar-friendly director after the success of ''Film/TheElephantMan'' (although even it is a little on the weird side, and apparently nobody had seen [[Film/{{Eraserhead}} his debut picture]]), which is why they gave him the ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie. After that flopped, he dove right back into the MindScrew, and - with the exception of ''Film/TheStraightStory'' - never looked back, and has been getting progressively weirder since the late '90s.
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