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
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1. Allison Anders by Yvonne Tasker 2. Aoyama Shinji by Aaron Gerow 3.Gregg Araki by Glyn Davis 4. Jean-Jacques Beineix by Phil Powrie 5.Bernado Bertolucci in context by Mary Wood 6. Luc Besson: Bard and Filmmaker by Susan Hayward 7. Kathryn Bigelow by Yvonne Tasker 8. Charles Burnett by Chuck Kleinhans 9.Tim Burton by Yvonne Tasker 10. James Cameron by Alexandra Keller 11. Jane Campion by Justine Ashby 12. Jackie Chan by Leon Hunt 13. Joel and Ethan Coen by Jon Lewis 14. Francis Ford Coppola by Scott MacKenzie 15. David Cronenberg by Marc O'Day 16. Julie Dash by Terry Moore 17. Homeless: Atom Egoyan in Canada by Geoff Pevere 18. David Fincher by Devin Orgeron 19. Tsui Hark by Julian Stringer 20. Hal Hartley by Lesley Deer 21. Todd Haynes: To Act with Grandeur by Justin Wyatt 22. Stranger Than Fiction: The Rise and Fall of Jim Jarmusch by Marc Peranson 23. Neil Jordan by Fidelma Farley 24. The Face of a Sad Rat: the Cinematic Universe of the Brothers Kaurismaki by Tytti Soila 25. Abbas Kiarostami by Sharon Lin Tay 26. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Why Kieslowski? by Paul Coates 27. Diane Kurys by Carrie Tarr 28. Ang Lee by Ian Hayden Smith 29. Spike Lee by Yvonne Tasker 30. David Lynch by Marc O'Day 31. Michael Mann: Elegies on the Postindustrial Landscape by Christopher Sharrett 32. Mira Nair by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 33. Sally Potter and the Making of a British Woman Filmmaker by Anne Ciecko 34. John Sayles: Integrity and Borders by Marc Jancovich and James Lyons 35. Martin Scorsese: Movies and Religion by George S Larke 36. Colene Serreau by Brigitte Rollet 37. Steven Soderbergh by Jennifer Holt 38. Todd Solondz by Dean DeFino 39. Steven Spielberg by Peter Kr"amer 40. Oliver Stone by Martin Fradley 41. Quentin Tarantino by Glyn White 42. Making Movies that Matter: Christine Vachon, Independent Film Producer by Ros Jennings 43. Lars von Trier by Mette Hjort 44. Wayne Wang by Scott MacKenzie 45. Peter Weir: Australian Auteur/Hollywood Director by Ros Jennings 46. Wim Wenders by Stan Jones 47. Wong Kar-Wai by Julian Stringer 48. John Woo by Tony Williams 49. Zhang Yimou by Sheldon H. Lu 50. Zhang Yuan by Zhang Zhen
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.