Philip Kaufman (Contemporary Film Directors) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: $22.00
  • Save: $2.37 (11%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Philip Kaufman (Contempor... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Crisp, attractive copy. FREE SHIPPING w/AMAZON PRIME!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Philip Kaufman (Contemporary Film Directors) Paperback – March 15, 2012

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$15.62 $5.95


Hero Quick Promo
Browse in Books with Buzz and explore more details on selected titles, including the current pick, "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell.

Product Details

  • Series: Contemporary Film Directors
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252078462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252078460
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,825,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews




"A thoughtful, scholarly study of one of America’s most underrated filmmakers."--Leonard Maltin

"Annette Insdorf's incisive and sympathetic book grants Kaufman the place in the pantheon he deserves."--Roger Ebert


A sympathetic, in-depth, and entirely jargon-free look at Kaufman’s work."--DGA Quarterly

"It could take only a great scholar of film to understand and appreciate the work of one of our great quintessential American filmmakers, and Annette Insdorf, in her masterly and captivating study of Philip Kaufman, does just that. This book is insightful, perceptive, and confident, and like Kaufman's films, it repays the reader's attention generously and with great compassion and humanity."--Ken Burns


"A study so closely tuned to his work and so neatly supplemented with his own insights from interviews and e-mails that it reads like a biography of an oeuvre."--The New Yorker online

"A shrewd and very readable study."--Filmmaker

About the Author


Annette Insdorf is the director of undergraduate film studies at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Her books include Francois Truffaut; Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; and Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By YY on July 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
Annette Insorf's book on Philip Kaufman is one of those true revelations that remind you why film is a great art form. It exposes a sensitive, deep, visual brave filmmaker of which each film is a true gem. The versatility and sensuality that Kaufman uses in telling stories made me think of him as Kubrick with a heart.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again