Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers
Edited by Yvonne Tasker
Published January 24th 2002 by Routledge – 480 pages
Series: Routledge Key Guides
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:
*Joel and Ethan Coen
With each entry supplemented by a filmography, references and suggestions for further reading, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in contemporary film.
'An excellent reference source … with the chapters on personal favourites hopefully leading to the exploration of lesser known but equally worthy names.' - Howard Maxford, Film Review
'Excellent … the standard of the pieces is so uniformly high it almost seems churlish to singly anyone out … overall a rewarding tour through the current cinematic topography.' - Sight and Sound
1. Allison Anders 2. Aoyama Shinji 3.Gregg Araki 4. Jean-Jacques Beineix 5.Bernado Bertolucci in context 6. Luc Besson: Bard and Filmmaker 7. Kathryn Bigelow 8. Charles Burnett 9.Tim Burton 10. James Cameron 11. Jane Campion 12. Jackie Chan 13. Joel and Ethan Coen 14. Francis Ford Coppola 15. David Cronenberg 16. Julie Dash 17. Homeless: Atom Egoyan in Canada 18. David Fincher 19. Tsui Hark 20. Hal Hartley 21. Todd Haynes: To Act with Grandeur 22. Stranger Than Fiction: The Rise and Fall of Jim Jarmusch 23. Neil Jordan 24. The Face of a Sad Rat: the Cinematic Universe of the Brothers Kaurismäki 25. Abbas Kiarostami 26. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Why Kieslowski? 27. Diane Kurys 28. Ang Lee 29. Spike Lee 30. David Lynch 31. Michael Mann: Elegies on the Postindustrial Landscape 32. Mira Nair 33. Sally Potter and the Making of a British Woman Filmmaker 34. John Sayles: Integrity and Borders 35. Martin Scorsese: Movies and Religion 36. Colene Serreau 37. Steven Soderbergh 38. Todd Solondz 39. Steven Spielberg 40. Oliver Stone 41. Quentin Tarantino 42. Making Movies that Matter: Christine Vachon, Independent Film Producer 43. Lars von Trier 44. Wayne Wang 45. Peter Weir: Australian Auteur/Hollywood Director 46. Wim Wenders 47. Wong Kar-Wai 48. John Woo 49. Zhang Yimou 50. Zhang Yuan
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.