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501 Movie Directors

501 Movie Directors
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A copy of this valuable book is destined to find its way into the home of every true movie fan, cinema scholar, and film critic. It’s an A-to-Z compendium that profiles the 501 most important film directors of all time. Entries—augmented with a photo of each director plus movie stills from his or her films—describe such major figures as Sergei Eisenstein, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Leni Riefenstahl, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Steven Spielberg, Robert Altman, and many, many others. Written by an expert team of film critics and historians, this book was compiled under the direction of editor Steven J. Schneider, who’s 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die has sold a half-million copies worldwide to date. Readers will learn—

  • Why D. W. Griffith is called the father of filmmaking
  • The details surrounding Martin Scorsese’s fascination with New York
  • The truth about Alfred Hitchcock’s stunning blondes . . . and much more

    All filmmakers receive at least a one-page entry, which includes discussion of their work and influences, their complete filmography, and listing of awards they have received. Seventy-five directors of special importance are profiled in larger entries—two-page spreads—while 15 internationally acknowledged master directors are discussed and examined in two double-page spreads. Here is a comprehensive survey of the creative imaginations behind more than a hundred years of filmmaking. It’s a wonderful book for browsing, for reference, and for gaining insights into the personalities who directed the most memorable movies ever made.

    Includes profiles for: Woody Allen -- Pedro Almodovar -- Robert Altman -- Wes Anderson -- Michael Apted -- Dario Argento -- Darren Aronofsky -- Mario Bava -- Warren Beatty -- Ingmar Bergman -- Busby Berkeley -- Bernardo Bertolucci -- Luc Bresson -- Danny Boyle -- Nick Broomfield -- Luis Buñuel -- Tim Burton -- James Cameron -- Frank Capra -- John Carpenter -- Youssef Chahine -- Joel Coen and Ethan Coen -- Sofia Coppola -- Wes Craven -- George Cukor -- Cecil B. DeMille -- Walt Disney -- Marguerite Duras -- Clint Eastwood -- Federico Fellini -- John Ford -- Stephen Frears -- Peter Greenaway -- Hal Hartley -- Amy Heckerling -- Alfred Hitchcock -- Peter Jackson -- Derek Jarman -- Jim Jarmusch -- Spike Jonze -- Abbas Kiarostami -- Elia Kazan -- Krzysztof Kieslowski -- Takeshi Kitano -- Stanley Kubrick -- Akira Kurosawa -- Beeban Kidron -- Spike Lee -- Ida Lupino -- Terrence Malick -- Fernando Meirelles -- Georges Melies -- Russ Meyer -- Takashi Miike -- Michael Moore -- Gaspar Noé -- Roman Polanski -- Otto Preminger -- Sam Raimi -- Satyajit Ray -- Jean Renoir -- Roberto Rossellini -- Martin Scorsese -- Ridley Scott -- Mack Sennett -- Don Siegel -- Aleksandr Sokurov -- Steven Spielberg -- Quentin Tarantino -- Bela Tarr -- Lars von Trier -- Wong Kar-wai -- John Woo -- William Wyler -- Zhang Yimou and more

    Product ID: 501347
    Category: Entertainment
    Supporting language: English
    Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
    Hardcover w/jacket / 640 Pages / 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 / 2008
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