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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, Wong Kar-wai Author: Peter Brunette
Pub Date: April 2005

Exploring Wong Kar-wai's groundbreaking use of sound and visual technique to create a new form of cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Claire Denis Author: Judith Mayne
Pub Date: April 2005

The themes underlying the work of a maverick female filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Joel and Ethan Coen Author: R. Barton Palmer
Pub Date: July 2004

A postmodern analysis of the Coen brothers' approach to filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Nelson Pereira dos Santos Author: Darlene J. Sadlier
Pub Date: April 2003

The first book in English to provide a full critical discussion of the films of Latin America's most important living director   learn more...

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