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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, Francis Ford Coppola Author: Jeff Menne
Pub Date: January 2015

The legendary director and a new way of filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terence Davies Author: Michael Koresky
Pub Date: October 2014

An appraisal of one of contemporary cinema's most admired and confounding figures   learn more...

link to catalog page, Spike Lee Author: Todd McGowan
Pub Date: February 2014

The filmmaker's style of excess, as revealed through an examination of the history and art of his films   learn more...

link to catalog page, Christian Petzold Author: Jaimey Fisher
Pub Date: December 2013

Analyzing the German filmmaker's unique negotiation of art and popular genre cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Todd Haynes Author: Rob White
Pub Date: March 2013

Radical readings of a pioneer in queer cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, Dario Argento Author: L. Andrew Cooper
Pub Date: December 2012

Inside the shocking cinema of Dario Argento   learn more...

link to catalog page, Richard Linklater Author: David T. Johnson
Pub Date: April 2012

An incisive analysis of a popular American filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, Philip Kaufman Author: Annette Insdorf
Pub Date: March 2012

The first complete study of the protean filmmaker   learn more...

link to catalog page, David Lynch Author: Justus Nieland
Pub Date: March 2012

Exploring David Lynch's experimental aesthetics   learn more...

link to catalog page, John Sayles Author: David R. Shumway
Pub Date: March 2012

A consideration of the distinctly independent filmmaker's explicitly political cinema   learn more...

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