This revised edition covers many film directors including many British ones that some may not have heard of and gives a wide span of critical assessment of their combined works. like any reference book it can never be up to date but many film fans want information like a potted bio which you get and a listing of films. Quinlan also gives his opinion on the best films and periods of greatest achievement. All told an informative book that should grace the shelves of any film fan. Nicely laid out with illustrations.