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There’s something for every movie lover in The Essential Directors, and Sloan De Forest has created another essential text in the lineup of great books on movies by TCM and Running Press.—John Evans, Conskipper
"The Essential Directors is an essential work itself."—Allan Arkush, director, producer, and film professor at the American Film Institute
"Cinemaphiles will soak up every film factoid from Turner Classic Movies’ The Essential Directors, a new 344-page book by Sloan De Forest, who explores the most influential filmmakers from the silent movie years through the 1970s."—The Hollywood Reporter
"Author Sloan De Forest is a wonderful writer, one adept at zeroing in on the key works and styles of filmmakers from Chaplin to Spielberg while also providing useful contextual evidence for their importance."—Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage
"Fan-friendly and fun, this one belongs in the front row of any movie buff’s collection."—Carolyn Mulac, Booklist
"From epic dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, readers will find TCM’s Essential Directors as the go-to source for the heavy-hitters behind the biggest movies in history."—Borg