501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers

by Steven Jay Schneider (Editor)
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501 Movie Directors: A Comprehensive Guide to the Greatest Filmmakers by Steven Jay Schneider


A copy of this valuable book is destined to find its way into the home of every true movie fan, cinema scholar, and film critic. It’s a chronological compendium that profiles the 501 most important film directors of all time. Entries—augmented with a photo of each director plus movie stills from his or her films—describe such major figures as Sergei Eisenstein, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Leni Riefenstahl, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, and many, many others. Written by an expert team of film critics and historians, this book was compiled under the direction of editor Steven J. Schneider, who’s 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die has sold a half-million copies worldwide to date. Readers will learn—

  • Why D. W. Griffith is called the father of filmmaking
  • The details surrounding Martin Scorsese’s fascination with New York
  • The truth about Alfred Hitchcock’s stunning blondes . . . and much more

    All filmmakers receive at least a one-page entry, which includes discussion of their work and influences, their complete filmography, and listing of awards they have received. Seventy-five directors of special importance are profiled in larger entries—two-page spreads—while 15 internationally acknowledged master directors are discussed and examined in two double-page spreads. Here is a comprehensive survey of the creative imaginations behind more than a hundred years of filmmaking. It’s a wonderful book for browsing, for reference, and for gaining insights into the personalities who directed the most memorable movies ever made.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780764160226
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date: 11/01/2007
    Pages: 640
    Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

    About the Author


    Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer with an academic degree in philosophy from Harvard University and in cinema studies from New York University. He is also the general editor of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, published in North America by Barron’s.

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