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Francis Ford Coppola

Jeff Menne

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038822
eISBN:
9780252096785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038822.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative American directors, Francis Ford Coppola is also lionized as a maverick auteur at war with Hollywood's power structure and an ardent critic of ... More


Terence Davies

Michael Koresky

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038617
eISBN:
9780252096549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038617.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Called the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies made his reputation with modern classics like Distant Voices, Still Lives, and The Long Day Closes, personal works ... More


Jacques Rivette

Mary M. Wiles

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036651
eISBN:
9780252093722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036651.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As a pioneer of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette was one of a group of directors who permanently altered the world's perception of cinema by taking the camera out of the studios and into the ... More


Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and ... More


Richard Linklater

David T. Johnson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036927
eISBN:
9780252094040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036927.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Richard Linklater's filmmaking choices seem to defy basic patterns of authorship. From his debut with the inventive independent narrative Slacker, the Austin-based director's divergent films have ... More


Lars von Trier

Linda Badley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035913
eISBN:
9780252095429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035913.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scandinavia's foremost living auteur and the catalyst of the Dogme 95 movement, Lars von Trier is arguably world cinema's most confrontational and polarizing figure. Willfully devastating audiences, ... More


François Ozon

Thibaut Schilt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036002
eISBN:
9780252093043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036002.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In just over a decade, François Ozon has earned an international reputation as a successful and provocative filmmaker. A student of Eric Rohmer and Jean Douchet at the prestigious Fémis, Ozon has ... More


Brazilian Women's Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy

Leslie L. Marsh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037252
eISBN:
9780252094378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037252.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At most recent count, there are no fewer than forty-five women in Brazil directing or codirecting feature-length fiction or documentary films. In the early 1990s, women filmmakers in Brazil were ... More


Deconstructing White Ways of Seeing: Interracial-Conflict Films and College-Student Viewers

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the medium of film and a different demographic group and reception context: the college classroom. It analyzes the responses of college students to two films about interracial ... More


Confronted with Too Much

Todd McGowan

in Spike Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the films of Spike Lee. Lee's films employ types of excess such as unconventional shots, extreme characters, and improbable scenes to intervene in critical issues that trouble ... More


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