I'm starting from scratch. I will be similar to my past list, but some differences, new enteries etc. It will take some time.
It gives LOTR an advantage just because its a trilogy. I dont know if thats a bad thing or good thing though.
I think there are a few exceptions that CAN be treated as one work:
Lord of the Rings
Godfather Parts I&II
Pretty much anything else can be broken down into its component parts, mainly due to quality variance.
I'll take Pre-1940s if we do that. The 1950s were awesome, they deserve a list. Yeah, 50's should get it's own list, a great decade, though no way could i stick to the 1 film per director standard. 20's, 30's and 40's could be 1 list imo.