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The St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia

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Distinguished critic Andrew Sarris selects more than 200 of the most gifted film directors of our day, presenting an intimate view of their lives and work. Thoughtfully written essays discuss their techniques, themes, ideologies, influences and more. Sarris strikes a balance between contemporary, up-and-coming and legendary filmmakers worldwide. Filmographies for each dire ...more
Hardcover, 692 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Visible Ink Press
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Most famous for his 1962 essay "Notes on the Auteur theory" which popularized this film criticism technique in America. He wrote for the Village Voice criticing films and literature before bringing the Auteur theory from France to America and employing it in analysis of Hitchcock's film Psycho.
He wrote for The New York Observer until 2009 and was a professor at his alma mater, Columbia University
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