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501 Movie Directors

An A-Z Guide to the Greatest Movie Directors



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501 Movie Directors: An A-Z Guide to the Greatest Movie Directors
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Every notable name ever to have graced the director's chair is here, from Woody Allen and George Lucas to Fred Zinnemann and James Cameron, silent movie giants such as Fritz Lang, early innovators like Orson Welles and giants of world cinema such as Jean-Luc Godard and Satyajit Ray. Established greats such as Scorcese and Kubrick rub shoulders with emerging talents like Darren Aronofsky. The A-Z approach of 501 Movie Directors allows you to locate any filmmaker with maximum ease, making it an ideal movie lover's reference. Each director has at least one full page, with the most influential directors receiving extended treatment devoted to their work, with a filmography and intriguing fact boxes on innovations, awards, cameos, and their actor-muses.Everything you need to know about filmmakers is here in one beautifully illustrated volume. With 501 Movie Directors to hand, you'll have a one-stop resource.

Table of Contents

501 of the greatest, most popular and iconic movie directors including: Robert Aldrich, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Ingmar Bergman, Luc Besson, James Cameron, Frank Capra, Rene Clair, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Germaine Dulac, Walt Disney, Joe Dante, Sergei Eisenstein, John Ford, Bob Fosse, Mel Gibson, Marleen Gorris, Peter Greenaway, Hal Hartley, Alfred Hitchcock, Shohei Imamura, Peter Jackson, Roland Joffe, Spike Jonz, Buster Keaton, Stanley Kubrick, Tatsumi Kumashiro, George Lucas, Baz Luhrmann, Sidney Lumet, Ida Lupino, Samira Makhmalbaf, Lucrecia Martel, Michael Mann, Mira Nair, Maria Novaro, Laurence Olivier, Roman Polanski, Satayjit Ray, Jean Renoir, Roberto Rossellini, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, M. Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Quentin Tarantino, Francois Truffaut, Afnes Varda, Lars von Trier, Margarethe von Trotta, Orson Welles, Lina Wertmuller, Franco Zefferelli, Robert Zemeckis and many more.

Author Biography

Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer, with MA degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University, respectively. He is the general editor of the best-selling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Steven Jay Schneider is also the author and editor of such books as Fear Without Frontiers: Horror Cinema Across the Globe (Fab Press), New Hollywood Violence(Manchester UP), 100 European Horror Films (British Film Institute), Horror Film and Psychoanalysis: Freud's Worst Nightmares (Cambridge UP), Traditions in World Cinema (Edinburgh UP), and The Horror Film (Taschen).
Release date NZ
January 15th, 2008
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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