Well, there’s a good reason. As the “making of” literature also makes clear, no one else is nearly as crucial to the nature of the overall product as the director. He, of course, is the one who gathers and arranges all the other elements into just the pattern we see onscreen. To understand his role we need to look for our analogy, not in Genesis or in Part I of Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae, but rather in Plato’s Timaeus. The director is not God, but he is a kind of demiurge.
The metaphysics of Vertigo
The theology of Prometheus
The Avengers and classical theism