The Guide to Film Directors

The Guide to Film Directors


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In an unprecedented publishing event, the exclusive database of—the leading source of film information for the entire entertainment industry—offers in book form an authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide to America’s most celebrated movie directors. Hitchcock, Huston, Kubrick, and a host of other major American movie directors pack this comprehensive, first-time-ever who’s who. The first in an exciting new series of film reference books, The Guide to Film Directors profiles more than 500 first-rank filmmakers from last century’s pioneers to today’s box-office favorites, from DeMille to Spielberg, from Welles to Wilder to Woo. Along with significant biographical data like date and place of birth, education, career milestones, and awards and nominations, the directory provides smart biographical sketches of Hollywood giants like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick, box office champs like James Cameron and George Lucas, mavericks like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, “indies” Joel Coen and Jim Jarmusch, and the unclassifiable David Lynch and Terry Gilliam. Included, too, are quotes by and about the directors as well as engaging bits of trivia, like the name of Steven Spielberg’s first award-winning film (Escape to Nowhere, which he made at the age of thirteen). In the pages of this lively compendium, “art house” favorites James Ivory and Mike Nichols share billing with such eminent women directors as Nora Ephron and Jane Campion. Here, too, are the controversial Roman Polanski and inventive Robert Altman. There are also actor-directors Clint Eastwood and Kenneth Branagh, and triple-threat actor-writer-directors Woody Allen, Steve Martin, andSpike Lee. The Guide to Film Directors is a must-have for film buffs and industry professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786711314
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2003
Pages: 965
Product dimensions: 8.12(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.72(d)

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