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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, Albert Maysles Author: Joe McElhaney
Pub Date: April 2009

A penetrating study of one of America's most talented and controversial documentarians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Atom Egoyan Author: Emma Wilson
Pub Date: February 2009

An integrated analysis of Egoyan's contemplative cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sally Potter Author: Catherine Fowler
Pub Date: November 2008

Analyzing an influential film director's vivid deconstructions of gender and narrative   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terrence Malick Author: Lloyd Michaels
Pub Date: November 2008

A critical analysis of an exceptional American director   learn more...

link to catalog page, Paul Schrader Author: George Kouvaros
Pub Date: June 2008

A searing study of an important American writer-director   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Author: Elizabeth Ezra
Pub Date: April 2008

A penetrating analysis of a director whose work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Neil Jordan Author: Maria Pramaggiore
Pub Date: April 2008

An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jim Jarmusch Author: Juan A. Suárez
Pub Date: September 2007

The first major English-language study of Jarmusch   learn more...

link to catalog page, Manoel de Oliveira Author: Randal Johnson
Pub Date: July 2007

Understanding the iconoclastic work of a lifelong cinematic pioneer   learn more...

link to catalog page, Roman Polanski Author: James Morrison
Pub Date: July 2007

A new take on an eclectic and controversial director   learn more...

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