The famous actor ALFRED HITCHCOCK

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Dear IDBM

Your formatting is all wrong.

The DIRECTOR comes first in the billing. The PRODUCER comes 2nd. The WRITER should come last or as a side note. I know, because I am a writer.

For example, Akira Kurasowa is a DIRECTOR. He wrote most or all of his screenplays. And a few for other directors to make. But he is a DIRECTOR. So why do you present us with his writing credits first? If you search for Akira Kurosawa it comes up as "Writer"

Noone is interested in the writing side of that person, and that is not what he is. It seems like you are using an algorithm, rather than the truth. Auters and independent filmakers, have often written more than they have directed. In some cases directors have produced more than they have directed. But Kurosawa is NOT a WRITER. Is he? He writes his films, in order to direct them, as is the nature of auteurs, and studio directors alike.

AKIRA KUROSAWA - the famous writer. Give me a break!

You've also, inexplicably, got ALFRED HITCHCOCK billed as..... an ACTOR!!! He would turn in his grave, given his feelings about them. I rest my case here. Writer. Nobody. And aware of it.

Please do something about this.
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"Noone is interested in the writing side of that person, and that is not what he is."

This is not true. Or it may be true to you, but there are many people who want to know about the "writing side" of directors like Kurosawa.

He has been a screenwriter in 75 films/projects and director in 33. That's why writing credits are listed first. Whether people like it or not, he was also a screenwriter.
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Oh really. And how many of his screenplays have these interested people probably read? 2 if they are film students. Yet they more than likely to have tried to watch all his films.

Auteur directors often or mostly write their films. Screenplays are part of the filmmaking process, and not a thing alone. Like Casting or Editing they are part of the process . It's a blueprint.

If screenplays were such a valued art form then we would see them on sale at Waterstones.

Of course I did not literally mean that definitively no one is interested in the script. My whole issue is with people who are primarily Directors being billed as Writers. And the way the website uses a strange format to do this based on statistics.