Directors: Careers–Select Biblio

Essential books about directors and the process of filmmaking:

Belton, John, Cinema Stylists, 1983.

Braudy, Leo and Morris Dickstien (eds). Great Film Directors: A Critical Anthology, 1978.

Coursdon, Jean Pierre and Pierre Sauvage, American Directors, 1983.

Crist, Judith, Take 22: Moviemakers on Moviemaking, 1984.

DeNitto, Dennis and William Herman. Film and the Critical Eye, 1975.

Fleming, Alice, The Moviemakers, 1979. (Ten Directors).

Goulding, Daniel J. Five Filmmakers: Tarkovsky, Forman, Polanski, Szabo, Makavejev, 1994.

Hochman, Stanley. American Film Directors, 1974.

Horowitz, Josh. The Mind of the Modern Moviemaker, 2006.

Koszarski, Richard (ed) Hollywood Directors, 1941-1977.

Lloyd, Ronald. American Film Directors, 1976.

Luhr, William and Peter Lehman. Authorship and Narrative in the Cinema, 1977.

McBride, Joseph (ed) Filmmakers on Filmmaking, 1983.

Meyer, William R. Warner Brothers Directors, 1978.

Oumano, Ellen, Film Forum: 35 Top Filmmakers Discuss Their Craft, 1985.

Petrie, graham. Hollywood Destinies: European Directors in America, 1922-1931, 1986 (Murnau, Stiller, Lubitsch).

Phillips, Gene D. The Movie Makers: Artists in an Industry, 1973.

Pye, Michael and Lynda Myles. The Movie Brats, 1979.

Roud, Richard (ed) Cinema: A Critical Dictionary, the Major Filmmakers, 1972.

Sarris, Andrew (ed)Hollywood Voices: Interviews with Film Directors, 1971.

Schickel, Richard. The Men Who Made the Movies, 1977.

Singer, Michael (ed) Film Directors: A Complete Guide, 1993.

Slide, Anthony. Early Women Directors, 1977.

Smith, Sharon.  Women Who Make Movies, 1975.

Taylor, John Russell, Cinema Eye, Cinema Ear: Some Key Filmmakers of the Sixties, 1964.

Taylor, John Russell, Strangers in Paradise: The Hollywood Emigres, 1930-1950, 1983.

Taylor, John Russell, Directors and Directions, 1975

Tuska, Jan. Close-Up: The Contract Directors, 1976.