Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

by Yvonne Tasker
     
 

ISBN-10: 041518973X

ISBN-13: 9780415189736

Pub. Date: 01/24/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of 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…  See more details below

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Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of 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:

Pedro Almodovar 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 an auteur. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189736
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/24/2002
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.19(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Notes on the text
Introduction: Authorship and contemporary film culture1
Allison Anders9
Aoyama Shinji16
Gregg Araki25
Jean-Jacques Beineix33
Bernardo Bertolucci in context41
Luc Besson: Bard and filmmaker51
Kathryn Bigelow59
Charles Burnett65
Tim Burton73
James Cameron81
Jane Campion90
Jackie Chan99
The Coen brothers108
Francis Ford Coppola118
David Cronenberg126
Julie Dash135
Homeless: Atom Egoyan in Canada146
David Fincher154
Hal Hartley161
Todd Haynes: To act with grandeur169
Stranger than fiction: The rise and fall of Jim Jarmusch177
Neil Jordan186
The face of a sad rat: The cinematic universe of the Kaurismaki brothers195
New waves, authorship, and the politics of the festival circuit: Abbas Kiarostami and the new Iranian cinema204
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Why Kieslowski?211
Diane Kurys220
Ang Lee227
Spike Lee235
David Lynch244
Michael Mann: Elegies on the post-industrial landscape253
Mira Nair263
Sally Potter: The making of a British woman filmmaker272
John Sayles: Integrity and borders280
Martin Scorsese: Movies and religion289
Coline Serreau296
Steven Soderbergh303
Todd Solondz311
Steven Spielberg319
Oliver Stone328
Quentin Tarantino338
Tsui Hark346
Making movies that matter: Christine Vachon, independent film producer353
Lars von Trier361
Wayne Wang370
Peter Weir: Australian auteur / Hollywood director378
Wim Wenders386
Wong Kar-Wai395
John Woo403
Zhang Yimou412
Zhang Yuan418
Index431

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