The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find directors who directed three or more of the GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME. We’re not talking about just simply great movies. We’re not talking about two great movies and then a pretty good, or bad movie. We’re talking about three or four or more consecutive films that altered the landscape of film and/or changed the language of film forever.
It all started with Kubrick. A friend and I were discussing whether anyone has ever matched this run:
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
You could add Barry Lyndon and take out Lolita out of it if you wanted to really be pure about GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME but I would keep in Lolita, myself. You could also add Spartacus, Paths of Glory and The Killing. It is, ultimately, a matter of preference.