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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, Albert Maysles Author: Joe McElhaney
Pub Date: April 2009

A penetrating study of one of America's most talented and controversial documentarians   learn more...

link to catalog page, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Author: Elizabeth Ezra
Pub Date: April 2008

A penetrating analysis of a director whose work exemplifies Europe's engagement with Hollywood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sally Potter Author: Catherine Fowler
Pub Date: November 2008

Analyzing an influential film director's vivid deconstructions of gender and narrative   learn more...

link to catalog page, Terrence Malick Author: Lloyd Michaels
Pub Date: November 2008

A critical analysis of an exceptional American director   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, Jim Jarmusch Author: Juan A. Suárez
Pub Date: September 2007

The first major English-language study of Jarmusch   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...

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