The Essential Directors

The Art and Impact of Cinema's Most Influential Filmmakers
by Sloan De Forest, Peter Bogdanovich, Jacqueline Stewart

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From Turner Classic Movies, this is the essential guide to all the must-know detail on the style, achievements, and landmark films of the most influential directors in cinema history from the silent era through the 1970s.

For well over a century, those who create motion pictures have touched our hearts and...

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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 344

Publication Date 11/23/2021

ISBN 9780762498932

Dimensions 11.4 inches x 9.2 inches

There’s something for every movie lover in The Essential Directors, and Sloan De Forest has created another essential text in the lineup of great books on movies by TCM and Running Press.
— Conskipper

"The Essential Directors is an essential work itself."
— Allan Arkush, director, producer, and film professor at the American Film Institute

"Cinemaphiles will soak up every film factoid from Turner Classic Movies’ The Essential Directors, a new 344-page book by Sloan De Forest, who explores the most influential filmmakers from the silent movie years through the 1970s."
— The Hollywood Reporter

"Author Sloan De Forest is a wonderful writer, one adept at zeroing in on the key works and styles of filmmakers from Chaplin to Spielberg while also providing useful contextual evidence for their importance."
— Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage

"Fan-friendly and fun, this one belongs in the front row of any movie buff’s collection."
— Carolyn Mulac, Booklist

"From epic dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, readers will find TCM’s Essential Directors as the go-to source for the heavy-hitters behind the biggest movies in history."
— Borg

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