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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, 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...

link to catalog page, Jacques Rivette Author: Mary M. Wiles
Pub Date: February 2012

An extended take on the innovator of the French New Wave   learn more...

link to catalog page, Lars von Trier Author: Linda Badley
Pub Date: March 2011

A perceptive analysis of the daring Danish filmmaker's oeuvre   learn more...

link to catalog page, Steven Soderbergh Author: Aaron Baker
Pub Date: April 2011

A Hollywood director who blends substance with the mainstream   learn more...

link to catalog page, D.A. Pennebaker Author: Keith Beattie
Pub Date: October 2011

"Performing the real" through the lens of a renowned innovator of documentary filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hal Hartley Author: Mark L. Berrettini
Pub Date: February 2011

Examining a director whose work shrewdly eschews cinematic realism   learn more...

link to catalog page, Mike Leigh Author: Sean O’Sullivan
Pub Date: September 2011

A new look at a well-loved director's critical engagement with cinema   learn more...

link to catalog page, François Ozon Author: Thibaut Schilt
Pub Date: March 2011

A thematic examination of a prolific rising star in contemporary French filmmaking   learn more...

link to catalog page, Michael Haneke Author: Peter Brunette
Pub Date: March 2010

The first complete study of Michael Haneke's searing cinema   learn more...

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