• Each director in the image directed a movie which is compatible with an association, a gemstone, an organ and a tool.
  • All those movies complete something.

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First of all, note that the first line, referencing "an association, a gemstone, an organ and a tool", refers to:

card suits: club (an association), diamond (a gemstone), heart (an organ), spade (a tool).

It is then possible for us to find one film for each pictured director such that when put together...

...their titles contain the names of all of the cards in a suit: Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King.

This is a very tricky task, as many of these directors have directed a lot of movies, several of which contain valid answers for this puzzle. However, the only way I have found which completes the set is as follows:

Top row:
Jack Conway – A Tale of Two Cities
Billy Wilder – Ace in the Hole
John Huston – The African Queen
Akira Kurasawa – Seven Samurai
Cecil B. DeMille – The Ten Commandments

Middle row:
Bob Rafelson – Five Easy Pieces
Dario Argento – The Cat o’ Nine Tails
Leonard Nimoy – Three Men and a Baby
Fred Schepisi – Six Degrees of Separation
Mike Newell – Four Weddings and a Funeral

Bottom row:
Peter Jackson – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Christopher McQuarrie – Jack Reacher
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

  • $\begingroup$ Great work! I'd have chosen another of Peter's movies as the more obvious candidate, but your choice works too. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2022 at 18:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Jaap Indeed, multiple options there! I went for the one that won more Oscars :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 5, 2022 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv Outstanding! $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2022 at 19:15

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