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Conversations with Filmmakers Series

Volumes in the series collect interviews with the world’s most celebrated filmmakers.

Series editor: Gerald Peary, Independent Scholar

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact associate editor Emily Snyder Bandy.

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Quentin Tarantino

Not since Martin Scorsese with Mean Streets in the mid-1970s has a young American filmmaker made such an instant impact on international cinema as Quentin Tarantino. In many ways, Tarantino is the paradigmatic ...

Martin Scorsese

From the moment he captured the film world's attention with Mean Streets (1973), a portrait of life at the fringes of the Mob, it was clear that a dazzling cinematic talent had arrived on the scene. With ...

Jane Campion

In outstanding films that are sharply focused on unusual women Jane Campion has gained worldwide admiration and respect. This New Zealand director first attracted international attention with her 1989 ...

John Sayles

Nominated for both an Academy Award for scriptwriting and a National Book Award, John Sayles has written screenplays, teleplays, short stories, and novels and has worked as a script doctor for a virtual ...

George Lucas

A director, producer, and writer, George Lucas is the power behind “The Force. ” The son of a conservative small-town businessman, he grew up to become arguably the most identifiable and popular filmmaker ...

Bernardo Bertolucci

Collected here are forty years of the thoughts of one of the most influential filmmakers of our time. Although the winner of nine Academy Awards for The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci may ultimately ...

Elia Kazan

Amid extraordinary controversy at the Academy Awards ceremony in 1999, Elia Kazan was belatedly presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career as a director of American films. Despite ...

Mike Leigh

British filmmaker Mike Leigh began his career in the 1970s as a playwright and theater director. Later he made a number of films of varying lengths for British television and then moved into feature film ...

Robert Altman

Robert Altman is one of the most inventive, unpredictable, and hotly debated American filmmakers of the past thirty years. His movies include popular hits (M. A.S. H., Nashville), critical successes ( ...

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has become a brand name and a force that extends far beyond the movie screen. Phrases like “phone home” and the music score from Jaws are now part of our cultural script, appearing ...