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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, 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...

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...

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