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Contemporary Film Directors


Acquiring Editor: Daniel Nasset
Series Editors: Justus Nieland and Jennifer Fay

Contemporary Film Directors presents short, theoretically and historically sophisticated, commentaries on films by living directors from around the world. The series prioritizes inventive methods and scholarly approaches that may even challenge conventional authorship. Each volume also includes an interview with the director, an annotated filmography, illustrations, and a bibliography.

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Contemporary Film Directors Series Guidelines for Book Proposals


link to catalog page, Paul Thomas Anderson Author: George Toles
Pub Date: September 2016

The acclaimed critic and screenwriter charts P. T. Anderson's landscape of disconnection   learn more...

link to catalog page, Emir Kusturica Author: Giorgio Bertellini
Pub Date: January 2015

Exploring the individual style and ever-shifting films of the award-winning Balkan auteur   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Agnès Varda Author: Kelley Conway
Pub Date: November 2015

An intimate consideration of one of the world's most exuberant and intriguing directors   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Terence Davies Author: Michael Koresky
Pub Date: October 2014

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Spike Lee Author: Todd McGowan
Pub Date: February 2014

The filmmaker's style of excess, as revealed through an examination of the history and art of his films   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Francis Ford Coppola Author: Jeff Menne
Pub Date: January 2015

The legendary director and a new way of filmmaking   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Christian Petzold Author: Jaimey Fisher
Pub Date: December 2013

Analyzing the German filmmaker's unique negotiation of art and popular genre cinema   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Todd Haynes Author: Rob White
Pub Date: March 2013

Radical readings of a pioneer in queer cinema   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Dario Argento Author: L. Andrew Cooper
Pub Date: December 2012

Inside the shocking cinema of Dario Argento   learn more...

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link to catalog page, Kim Ki-duk Author: Hye Seung Chung
Pub Date: February 2012

A searing study of a controversial international auteur   learn more...

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