Actors may be the face of film, but it is the director who is the guiding creative force behind all the great movies of our time. 501 Movie Directorspays homage to these masters of the big screen, with a dazzling and comprehensive gallery of the most important filmmakers from around the world. Every notable name ever to have graced the director's chair is here, from Woody Allen to Fred Zinnemann, from Ingmar Bergman to Takashe Miike... and 497 more!The A-Z approach allows you to locate any filmmaker with maximum ease, making it an ideal movie-lovers reference. Each director has at least one full page devoted to their work, with a complete filmography and intriguing fact boxes on innovations, awards, cameos and their actor-muses.The most influential directors in cinema history are given an extended treatment, so the reader can fully appreciate the impact of their work. With 501 Directorsto hand, you'll have a one-stop resource to the artistry of cinema that you can turn to and enjoy time and time again.