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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 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, Cristi Puiu Author: Monica Filimon
Pub Date: February 2017

The groundbreaking director's cinema of epiphany and truth   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kelly Reichardt Author: Katherine Fusco and Nicole Seymour
Pub Date: December 2017

Emergency and the everyday   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jan Švankmajer Author: Keith Leslie Johnson
Pub Date: December 2017

Animist cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wes Anderson Author: Donna Kornhaber
Pub Date: September 2017

A collector's cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Lasseter Author: Richard Neupert
Pub Date: April 2016

John Lasseter and the rise of Pixar Style   learn more...

link to catalog page, Paul Thomas Anderson Author: George Toles
Pub Date: August 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...

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...

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...

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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