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A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors

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In little more than a century of cinema - Birth of a Nation was one hundred years old in 2015 - our sense of what a film director is, or should be, has shifted in fascinating ways. A director was once a functionary; then an important but not decisive part of an industrial process; then accepted as the person who was and should be in charge, because he was an artist and a hero. But the world has changed. In a nutshell, the change takes the form of a question: Who directed The Sopranos or Homeland? Hardly anyone knows, ...

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A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors
2021, Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9780593318157

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A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors
2020, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297608417

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A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors
2020, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9781474619844

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