An account of black film in America, beginning with the movies of Melvin Van Peebles and Gordon Parks, among the first African-American films to be seen by a large national audience.
A multi-angle saga of the “once in a lifetime” making of Peter Jackson’s magisterial The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
A nuanced take on the director, benefiting from personal access to the man himself and almost every co-worker that could find, as well as family members and people who’ve known him since he was a lowly effects and landscapes artist.
A respectful and multileveled account of the generation of filmmakers spawned (in the main) by the Sundance Film Festival under the auspices of Robert Redford.
Written by two top female TV directors, this is an indispensable handbook for the aspiring TV director and should find its place in the curriculum of any film school in the land.
Mixing biographical information with an overview of each career, Women Directors & Their Films identifies the commonalities and distinctions between the many female directors who’ve come to prominence.