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Film Studies For Dummies by James Cateridge

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Chapter 19

Ten Film-Makers You Need to Know Better

In This Chapter

arrow Rating the most underrated film-makers

arrow Encountering new voices and visions

arrow Stepping outside the mainstream

One of the great joys of practising film studies is coming across a film-maker you’ve never heard of, but who just blows your socks off. As you dig deeper into film studies, I hope that you find some yourself, but in the meantime, here are a few film-makers I think are well worth getting to know.

I stay away from the best-known directors (who are nearly all men from Hollywood, as I discuss in Chapter 14), and try to share the spotlight with women film-makers and those from less well-charted areas of world.

tip.eps I present these film-makers in no particular order, so dip in and out of the list as you please. However, please don’t be put off if the names here are ones that you’ve never heard of – that’s the point of this chapter. As you may expect with less well-known directors, some of these films are widely available, and some less so, but all can be tracked down if they take your fancy.

Feng Xiaogang

Feng Xiaogang ...

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