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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


Author: Gerd Gemünden
Pub Date: November 2019

A poetics of the senses   learn more...

Author: Julian Murphet
Pub Date: August 2019

Black humor and red ink in the career of the independent filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lana and Lilly Wachowski Author: Cáel M. Keegan
Pub Date: November 2018

Sensing Transgender   learn more...

link to catalog page, Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

Expanded Second Edition

Author: Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa and Jonathan Rosenbaum
Pub Date: March 2018

New conversations on the Iranian filmmaking legend   learn more...

link to catalog page, Michael Bay Author: Lutz Koepnick
Pub Date: February 2018

World Cinema in the Age of Populism   learn more...

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

Animist cinema   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, Wes Anderson Author: Donna Kornhaber
Pub Date: September 2017

A collector's cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cristi Puiu Author: Monica Filimon
Pub Date: February 2017

Ineffable experiences of the profane world   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...

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