Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

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Yvonne Tasker
Taylor & Francis, Aug 27, 2010 - Performing Arts - 496 pages
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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.

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About the author (2010)

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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