Books in category Performing Arts – Individual Director

  • Steven Spielberg and Philosophy

    Steven Spielberg and Philosophy
    Dean Kowalski

    Impressive in scope, this volume illustrates the philosophical tenets of a wide variety of thinkers from Plato to Aquinas, Locke, and Levinas.

  • Start to Finish

    Start to Finish
    Eric Lax

    Eric Lax has been with Woody Allen almost every step of the way. He chronicled Allen's transformation from stand-up comedian to filmmaker in On Being Funny (1975).

  • A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    A Companion to Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    Brigitte Peucker

    This is the first of its kind to engage with this important figure. Essays by an international group of scholars consider this controversial director's contribution to German cinema, German history, gender studies, and auteurship.

  • Lars von Trier s Women

    Lars von Trier’s Women
    Rex Butler, David Denny

    Using Lacanian psychoanalysis and acknowledging the work of prior scholars on the films, Lars von Trier's Women reveals hidden resources for a renewed 'feminist' politics and social practice.

  • The Cinema of Terrence Malick

    The Cinema of Terrence Malick
    Hannah Patterson

    This updated book continues its explorations of identity, place and existence in his films, with three new essays by Adrian Martin, Mark Cousins and James Morrison on his latest film The New World (2005), as well as analysis of Badlands …

  • The Searchers

    The Searchers
    Arthur M. Eckstein, Peter Lehman

    A series of in-depth examinations of the motion picture many consider to be Hollywood's finest western film.

  • D W Griffith Master of Cinema

    D.W. Griffith: Master of Cinema
    Ira H. Gallen

    Meticulously detailed, utilizing a wealth of archival documents and photographs, the book effectively details Griffith’s place as a film pioneer.

  • A Little Solitaire

    A Little Solitaire
    Murray Pomerance, R. Barton Palmer

    Think about some commercially successful film masterpieces–The Manchurian Candidate. Seven Days in May. Seconds. Then consider some lesser known, yet equally compelling cinematic achievements–The Fixer. The Gypsy Moths. Path to War.

  • The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

    The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers
    Mark T. Conard

    As these essays reveal, Coen films often share noir's essential philosophical assumptions: power corrupts, evil is real, and human control of fate is an illusion.

  • The Epic Films of David Lean

    The Epic Films of David Lean
    Constantine Santas

    In this volume, David Lean's now undervalued epics–The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter, and A Passage to India–are restored to the elevated esteem they once held.

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