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Contemporary North American film directors : a Wallflower critical guide

Author: Yoram Allon; Del Cullen; Hannah Patterson
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Encompassing the careers of up to 600 directors - over 60 new to this edition - working in the US and Canada today, this volume is an invaluable reference for students, researchers and enthusiasts of film and popular culture. Each entry provides biographical information as well as insightful textual and thematic analysis of the director's work. In comprehensively covering a wide range of film-makers - from more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yoram Allon; Del Cullen; Hannah Patterson
ISBN: 1903364523 9781903364529
OCLC Number: 51480273
Notes: First ed. published as: The Wallflower critical guide to contemporary North American directors.
Description: xix, 619 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of contributors --
Contributors' profiles --
Foreword to the second edition --
Introduction to the first edition --
Directors A-Z --
Filmography.
Other Titles: Wallflower critical guide to contemporary North American directors.
Responsibility: [edited by Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, and Hannah Patterson ; foreword by Neil Labute].

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"Encompassing the careers of up to 600 directors - over 60 new to this edition - working in the US and Canada today, this volume is an invaluable reference for students, researchers and enthusiasts of film and popular culture. Each entry provides biographical information as well as insightful textual and thematic analysis of the director's work. In comprehensively covering a wide range of film-makers - from more established mainstream luminaries such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott and Kathryn Bigelow, through independent mavericks like Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen brothers, to innovative emerging talents including Marc Forster (Monster's Ball), Todd Field (In the Bedroom) and David Gordon Green (George Washington) - the shifting landscape of contemporary film-making is brought into sharp focus."--Jacket.

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