A compact yet comprehensive survey of one of the great careers in cinema history, Jean Renoir shows the director's life in one clear, wide-angle shot, with frequent close-ups when necessary.
Filled with shots from famous New York movies and including an interview with Martin Scorsese (as well as comments and anecdotes from New Yorkers like Nora Ephron and Woody Allen), Scenes showcases the city's many faces and the filmmakers who capture it.
Starting in the early '50s, Neupert situates the Cahiers graduates in a wider, richer portrait of French cultural history. The second edition includes a new chapter devoted to Left Bank filmmakers and a new afterword.
A trained jazz musician and veteran of live theater, Figgis aptly communicates in this short volume the excitement provided by digital technology in allowing more immediate expression.
Thoroughly researched and powerfully written, Women Filmmakers offers stirring revelations that illuminate a forgotten pioneering spirit among early women filmmakers.