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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, 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...

link to catalog page, Jane Campion Author: Kathleen McHugh
Pub Date: May 2007

The subversive style of the woman who has become one of the world’s greatest film directors   learn more...

link to catalog page, Abel Ferrara Author: Nicole Brenez
Pub Date: January 2007

Understanding Abel Ferrara as one of the most important and overlooked filmmakers of our time.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chris Marker Author: Nora M. Alter
Pub Date: July 2006

Investigating the maverick filmmaker's personal and politcal relationships with film   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pedro Almodóvar Author: Marvin D’Lugo
Pub Date: July 2006

Understanding Almodóvar's increasing complexity through an investigation of his central themes and the Spanish film tradition   learn more...

link to catalog page, Edward Yang Author: John Anderson
Pub Date: April 2005

A much-needed introduction to a modern master of film   learn more...

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