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The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. From Altman to Zefferelli, this book puts directors and their film careers centre screen - be they mogul, maverick or studio stalwart. This A-Z guide includes: The Choice: thousands of recommended films reviewed for DVD viewing with listings and illustrations. The View: from The Chair Career profiles of contemporary favourites like Soderbergh and Scorsese plus hordes of lesser-known names, from silent maestros like D. W. Griffith, through to such household Hollywood legends as Hitchcock and Huston to the best of cult and art-house maestros such as David Lynch or Ken Loach. Planet Cinema: loads of great films from each decade and from around the globe as well as all the best Hollywood and American Indie cinema: French new wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the best of East Asia from Akira Kurosawa to John Wu and Wong Kar Wai. The Wider Cast: special feature boxes on directors' collaborations with actors, cinematographers and composers as well as features on key cinema movements and specific genres.
The ultimate who's who and what to watch for the world of film.
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The Rough Guide to Film arranges film reviews according to directors, profiling both the mavericks and the lesser-known auteurs in many different genres. Each film is placed in the context of the director's career, with extensive cross-referencing that enables film buffs to view the entire body of work by a particular individual. Broader issues are also discussed, such as film genres, movements and innovations. This latest entry to the Rough Guide series is edited by Armstrong, Charity, Hughes and Winter, who are all noted film critics and scholars. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its directorandrsquo;s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting where to start, arranged by genre and by region. Youandrsquo;ll find profiles of over eight hundred directors, from Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to contemporary favourites like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese and cult names such as David Lynch and Richard Linklater. The guide is packed with great cinema from around the globe, including French New Wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the best of East Asia, from Akira Kurosawa to Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo. With overviews of all major movements and genres, feature boxes on partnerships between directors and key actors, and cinematographers and composers, this is your essential guide to a world of cinema.
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