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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, 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

The prosthetic visions 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

Neil Jordan's postmodern gothic   learn more...

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

The indie film icon's fusion of experimental art with street style   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 the eclectic and controversial director   learn more...

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

A vision so strange and strong   learn more...

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

A cinema of negation   learn more...

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

The maverick filmmaker's personal and political relationships with film   learn more...

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

Pedro Almodóvar and his cinema   learn more...

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