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Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers : Fifty Key Thinkers - Yvonne Tasker

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

Fifty Key Thinkers

By: Yvonne Tasker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th January 2002
ISBN: 9780415189736
Number Of Pages: 472

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Fifty Contemporary Filmmakersexamines the work of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices from around the world. The subjects of these fifty essays are drawn from such diverse cinematic traditions as Europe cinema, mainstream Hollywood movies, independent American film, Chinese and Japanese cinema. Among those featured in this lively reference are: Luc Besson Joel and Ethan Coen David Cronenberg Julie Dash Hal Hartley David Lynch Martin Scorsese Lars Von Trier Wim Wenders These essays outlines its subject's career, discussing the major films, the genres in which he or she works, references and relationships to other films and filmmakers, and concluding with an assessment of his or her status as anauteur. With each entry supplemented by a filmography, references and suggestions for further reading, this is a guide to modern cinema which students of, or anyone interested in, contemporary film will find indispensable.

Allison Anders
Aoyama Shinji
Gregg Araki
Jean-Jacques Beineix
Bernado Bertolucci in context
Luc Besson: Bard and Filmmaker
Kathryn Bigelow
Charles Burnett
Tim Burton
James Cameron
Jane Campion
Jackie Chan
Joel and Ethan Coen
Francis Ford Coppola
David Cronenberg
Julie Dash
Homeless: Atom Egoyan in Canada
David Fincher
Tsui Hark
Hal Hartley
Todd Haynes: To Act with Grandeur
Stranger Than Fiction: The Rise and Fall of Jim Jarmusch
Neil Jordan
The Face of a Sad Rat: the Cinematic Universe of the Brothers Kaurismäki
Abbas Kiarostami
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Why Kieslowski?
Diane Kurys
Ang Lee
Spike Lee
David Lynch
Michael Mann: Elegies on the Postindustrial Landscape
Mira Nair
Sally Potter and the Making of a British Woman Filmmaker
John Sayles: Integrity and Borders
Martin Scorsese: Movies and Religion
Colene Serreau
Steven Soderbergh
Todd Solondz
Steven Spielberg
Oliver Stone
Quentin Tarantino
Making Movies that Matter: Christine Vachon, Independent Film Producer
Lars von Trier
Wayne Wang
Peter Weir: Australian Auteur/Hollywood Director
Wim Wenders
Wong Kar-Wai
John Woo
Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yuan
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ISBN: 9780415189736
ISBN-10: 041518973X
Series: Fifty Key Thinkers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 24th January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1