Category Archives: film

Donald G. Godfrey is a broadcast educator, professional broadcaster, and historian. Godfrey is also a past president of the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA), a former editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and served as president of the … Continue reading

Shelton Jackson ”Spike” Lee was born March 20, 1957. With a long varies career that has spanned independent films such as his debut She’s Gotta Have It (1986), to mainstream, big-budget films including Inside Man (2006), Lee has often examined social issues, gained … Continue reading

French film director Jacques Rivette was born on March 1, 1928. A member of the French New Wave, alongside François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, Rivette is best known for his films Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) and La Belle Noiseuse (1991). In her Contemporary Film … Continue reading

For the month of March we have lowered the e-book list price of 20+ titles in our Contemporary Film Directors series to $2.99. Click here to view the full list. David Lynch by Justus Nieland Nieland’s study offers striking new … Continue reading

Filmmaker David Lynch was born in Missoula, Montana on January 20, 1946. The director of films including Mulholland Drive (2001) and Dune (1984) and the tv series Twin Peaks (1990) is one of the most distinctive voices in American cinema. Inspired … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 is film director Steven Soderberg’s 51st birthday. The profile filmmaker is the subject of Contemporary Film Directors series title Steven Soderbergh by Aaron Baker. Soderbergh’s film career is nothing is not diverse, ranging from low-budget experiments such as … Continue reading

Carole Boyce Davies, author of Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones has written about some of differences between the film 12 Years a Slave and the 1854 memoir penned by Solomon Northrup. In particular Boyce Davies feels the film underplays … Continue reading

Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in the style of giallo, the crime/thriller mixture that influenced the slasher genre.  Argento has gained acclaim from horror fans with movies such as Suspiria and Deep Red. L. … Continue reading

On October 9th, 2013 the Motion Picture Association of America celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Philip Kaufman’s film The Right Stuff in Washington, D.C. The MPAA hosted an event that included a screening of the film followed by a Q&A … Continue reading

Annette Insdorf, author of the Contemporary Film Directors series book Philip Kaufman will conduct a Q&A with the filmmaker at the 30th Anniversary celebration and screening of The Right Stuff hosted by the Motion Picture Association of America in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading