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From Capra to Coen, Burton to Bergman, Kazan to Kurosawa, Sayles to Spielberg, the St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia provides an insightful study of our greatest directors, as selected by the often controversial and always enlightening Andrew Sarris. Former Village Voice film critic Sarris has edited this comprehensive and ambitious guide to 200 significant directors f ...more
Hardcover, 692 pages
Published 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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