"About the Book ""Campion is one of the few women film-makers working today who has managed to create a unique body of work. A true independent film-maker, yet she also attracts Hollywood superstars to her films. This book covers Campion's remarkable career, reflecting on the influence of her study in anthropology as well as her formative years growing up in New Zealand.""-- Book Synopsis Jane Campion is one of the few women film-makers working today who has managed to create a unique body of work. A true independent film-maker, yet she has attracted A List Hollywood superstars to appear in her films. Who else but Jane Campion could have convinced a tattooed Harvey Keitel to run buck-naked through the New Zealand landscape in The Piano, or for the multi-award winning Kate Winslet to pee down her legs in the middle of the desert in Holy Smoke? Campion is an outspoken champion in recent debates about the lack of women in senior creative positions within the film industry. This is the first in our new series of introductory guides to contemporary filmmakers, In The Scene: Jane Campion is a must for film fans and students, particularly those interested in women and film, and the Oscar winner herself: one of only 4 women nominated for a Best Director Oscar. It covers all Campion's films from her early shorts to the recent TV series Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017). This book covers Jane Campion's remarkable career from her Palme D'or winning debut short film Peel to her recent return to television with Top of the Lake, reflecting on the influence of her study in anthropology as well as her formative years growing up in New Zealand. Review Quotes ""Ellen Cheshire's rich and thoughtful study accessibly and incisively gets us to the heart of why Jane Campion's films connect with viewers around the world. This book is hugely enjoyable and insightful."" - James Clarke, Writer, Movie Movements: Films That Changed the World of Cinema. About the Author Ellen Cheshire has a BA (Hons) in Film and English and a MA in Gothic Studies and has taught Film at Undergraduate and A Level. She has published books on Bio-Pics, Audrey Hepburn and The Coen Brothers and contributed chapters to books on James Bond, Charlie Chaplin, Global Film-making, Film Form, Fantasy Films and War Movies. For Supernova Books, she has also written In the Scene: Ang Lee , and contributed to Silent Women; pioneers of Cinema eds. Melody Bridges and Cheryl Robson (voted best book on Silent Film 2016) and Counterculture UK; a celebration eds. Rebecca Gillieron and Cheryl Robson."