Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

2nd Edition

Yvonne Tasker

Routledge
Published August 27, 2010
Reference - 496 Pages
ISBN 9780415554336 - CAT# Y103957
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors examines the work of some of today’s most popular and influential cinematic figures. It provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major works and impact. Revised throughout and with twelve new entries, this second edition is an up-to-date introduction to some of the most prominent film makers of the present day. The directors, from differing backgrounds and working across a range of genres, include:

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Julie Dash
  • Shane Meadow
  • Michael Moore
  • Peter Jackson
  • Guillermo Del Toro
  • Tim Burton
  • Jackie Chan
  • Ang Lee
  • Pedro Almodóvar.

With further reading and a filmography accompanying each entry, this comprehensive guide is indispensable to all those studying contemporary film and will appeal to anyone interested in the key individuals behind modern cinema’s greatest achievements.

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