Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors


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Fifty Contemporary Film Directors by Yvonne Tasker

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415554336
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Tasker is Professor of Film Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her books include Action and Adventure Cinema (Routledge, 2004) and Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke UP, 2007).

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