Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices. Each entry offers both an overview and critique of its subject's career and works, looking at the genres in which they work and their relationship to other film and filmmakers. It covers figures drawn from diverse cinematic traditions from around the world and includes: Luc Besson James Cameron David Lynch John Woo Julie Dash Spike Lee Joel and Ethan Coen Martin Scorsese Mira Nair Wim Wenders With each entry supplemented by a filmography, references and suggestions for further reading, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in contemporary film. Justine Ashby University of East Anglia, Anne Ciecko, Paul Coates University of Aberdeen, Glyn Davis, Lesley Deer, Dean DeFino Iona College, Fidelma Farley University of Aberde
Yvonne Tasker is Professor in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and Action Cinema and Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Culture, both published by Routledge.