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Most popular Individual film directors, film-makers books

The most popular Individual film directors, film-makers books currently available. Updated weekly.
Stephen King at the Movies
Modern Nature: Journals, 1989 - 1990
*****AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4***** A meditative and inspiring diary of Derek Jarman's famous garden at Dungeness. Modern Nature is both a diary of the garden and a meditation by Jarman on his own life: his childhood, his time as a young gay man in the 1960s, his renowned career as an artist, writer and film-maker.
Mr Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder
Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters's most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book - another instant Waters classic.
Orson Welles Portfolio
Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
An exploration of "Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cenematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him--sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls"--Dust jacket flap.
Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-Earth
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.
Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know
Cult Filmmakers is the first in a series of illustrated gift books that each profile 50 cult individuals in the visual arts.
Ayoade on Ayoade
In this book Richard Ayoade -- actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist -- reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines Ayoade fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary.
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
Quentin Tarantino: The iconic filmmaker and his work
A true cinephile, Tarantino is famed for his visually arresting approach and this exploration of his career will feature stunning images taken on set and behind the scenes.
Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs
An exclusive look at the making of Wes Anderson's newest animated film, Isle of Dogs
Saturday Night at the Movies: The Extraordinary Partnerships Behind Cinema's Greatest Scores
Exploring the most successful director-composer partnerships of all time, and the musical realms they created
Into The Valley - The Autobiography
From school punk to modern day film producer Richard Jobson's autobiography is a riveting read of how, having suffered a harrowing incident as a child that left him suffering with epilepsy, he overcame his disability to become successful in the world of music and film and it will appeal particularly to fans of Punk Rock, The Skids and Big Country
Making of Alien
To celebrate Alien's fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the story of how it evolved from a simple idea into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time.
Turning Point: 1997-2008 (hardcover)
A collection of essays, speeches, inteviews and reflections by the acclaimed filmaker Hayao Miyazaki.
David Lynch: Someone Is in My House
Featuring rarely seen multimedia works by the revered cult filmmaker David Lynch, this revelatory book shows how he applies his powerful imagination and visual language across genres.
Wes Anderson Collection
The Wes Anderson Collection is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's work, guiding readers through the life and career of one of the most talked-about contemporary filmmakers. Previously unpublished photos, artwork and ephemera complement a book-length interview between Anderson and award-winning film critic Matt Zoller Seitz
Life in Movies: Stories from 50 years in Hollywood
Shares the life and career of the producer, writer, and director charting the changes in Hollywood over the decades.
Norfolk Summer: Making the Go-Between
A story of the making on location of this classic film at a seventeenth-century mansion in the Norfolk countryside, starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.
Secret Life of the Movies
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
Starting Point: 1979-1996 (paperback)
A collection of essays, speeches, inteviews and reflections by the acclaimed filmaker Hayao Miyazaki.
Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together
A playfully illustrated critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography
World is Ever Changing
Nicolas Roeg is one of the most distinctive and influential film-makers of his generation. His explosive debut as a director with "Performance", established an approach to film-making that was unconventional and ever-changing. In this book, he intends to pass on the wealth of wisdom and experience he has garnered over fifty years of film-making.
Coen Brothers: The iconic filmmakers and their work
Renowned film journalist Ian Nathan delves into the extraordinary lives of the Coen brothers to reveal how they survived flops and triumphs alike, never once compromising their vision, to become two of the world's most interesting, distinctive and creative filmmakers.
Conversations With Scorsese
Wes Anderson
Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction
James Naremore introduces film noir, highlighting key themes, films, and styles, and exploring why the genre is so difficult to categorize. First associated with Hollywood thrillers of the 1940s and 50s, film noir has become fully international in its nature and appeal, attracting the interest of great directors right up to our present time.
Kieslowski on Kieslowski
Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique and his trilogy, Three Colours, earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker.
Alfred Hitchcock. The Complete Films
Meet the inventor of modern horror. This complete guide to the Hitchcock canon is a movie buff's dream: from his 1925 debut The Pleasure Garden to 1976's swan song Family Plot, we trace the filmmaker's entire life and career. With a detailed entry for each of Hitchcock's 53 movies, this clothbound book combines insightful texts, photography,...
Talking Films and Songs: Javed Akhtar in conversation with Nasreen Munni Kabir
Walter Ruttmann and the Cinema of Multiplicity: Avant-Garde Film - Advertising - Modernity
A fascinating insight on avant-garde film director Walter Ruttmann, the first in English of its kind.
Barbara Hammer: Evidentary Bodies
Tarantino - Virgin Film
Reservoir Dogs launched Quentin Tarantino as a pioneering new filmmaker and director - his hip-talking, hypnotically shot, ultraviolent US indie films revolutionised American filmmaking and spawned a number of imitators.
Andrei Tarkovsky: Elements of Cinema
The films of Andrei Tarkovsky have been revered as ranking on a par with the masterpieces of Russia's novelists and composers. This book offers a comprehensive account of Tarkovsky's entire film output. It examines Tarkovsky's films elementally, grouping them into four sections: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air.
Hitchcock Reader
a total of 20 of Hitchcock's films are discussed in depth - many others are considered in passing section introductions by the editors that contextualize the essays and the films they discuss well-researched bibliographic references, which will allow readers to broaden the scope of their study of Alfred Hitchcock.
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design: A Life in Film & Design
This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. Designed by Saul Bass's daughter Jennifer and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham, this book contains more than 1,400 illustrations.
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema
Akira Kurosawa: A Viewer's Guide
This is an accessible look at the films of Akira Kurosawa, whose movies are works of art and popular culture touchstones, influencing such directors as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. The author examines all of the director's works and explains why that film is culturally significant and what makes it an enjoyable viewing experience.
George Clooney
Tim Burton
TIM BURTON - Brand New Books -Paperback 2009 - by Tim Burton
Harmony Korine
The first comprehensive monograph on the cinema, art, and creative world of Harmony Korine, the boundary-breaking auteur of Mister Lonely, Kids, Gummo, and Spring Breakers.
Role Models
A personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time.
Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Acclaimed critic Matt Zoller Seitz goes behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel
Auteurist History of Film
Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem
Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band
An epic survey of Orson Welles' life and work. It shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles?
Cinema Between Media: An Intermediality Approach
Offers new tools from intermediality studies for analysing contemporary cinema.
Aesthetics, Ethics and Trauma and the Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
Reconceptualising Almodovar's films as theoretical and political resources, this innovative book examines a neglected aspect of his cinema: its engagement with the traumatic past, with subjective and collective memory, and with the ethical and political meanings that result from this engagement.
Say What Happened: A Story of Documentaries
"People increasingly are using documentaries as journalism, younger audiences want to see change in the world," Fraser says. In this book, he lists his top one-hundred documentaries, and where readers can watch them. Nick Fraser is the author of The Voice of Modern Hatred and The Importance of Being Eton.
Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami
Abbas Kiarostami's films have taken their place alongside the masterworks of world cinema. Respected cinema historian Alberto Elena, using Iranian sources wherever possible, has written a comprehensive and instructive overview of Kiarostami's work.