Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know

byIan Haydn SmithIllustratorKristelle Rodeia

July 27, 2022|
Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know by Ian Haydn Smith


Discover the iconic personalities behind cult classic films, from David Lynch and Roger Corman to Sofia Coppola, Gordon Parks, John Waters, and more.

Whether pioneering in their craft, fiercely unique, or critically divisive, cult filmmakers come in all shapes and guises. Some gain instant fame or notoriety while many others remain anonymous until a cultural shift propels their work into the limelight.

In Cult Filmmakers, Ian Haydn-Smith picks a selection of brilliant directors you should know—from industry heavyweights like Tim Burton and David Lynch, to brilliant but lesser-known auteurs such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ana Lily Amirpour. With biographical background and critical insight, you’ll discover the minds behind such beloved features as Melancholia, Easy Rider, Lost in Translation and more.


  • Ana Lily Amirpour
  • Darren Aronofsky
  • John Carpenter
  • Park Chan-Wook
  • David Cronenberg
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Dennis Hopper
  • Jim Jarmusch
  • Harmony Korine
  • Russ Meyer
  • Gaspar Noe
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Melvin van Peebles
  • Lars von Trier, John Waters
  • And many others
Title:Cult Filmmakers: 50 Movie Mavericks You Need to Know
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 27, 2022
Publisher:Quarto Publishing Group USA
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780711240278

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