Ritchie, Christopher Nolan and Baz Luhrmann. I highly recommend his course, check here for more details.
(ii) The Film Director Prepares: A Complete Guide to Directing for Film & TV by Myrl A. Schreibman
Loaded with a vast amount of useful information for newbie film directors ranging from topics like directing actors to camera coverage to how to be professional and efficient onset.
(iii) Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez is the modern day king of D.I.Y. moviemaking. His book chronicles how he made a feature film for ,000 that launched his film career. What I love about this book is Rodriguez cuts through all the Hollywood noise and b.s. and gives you real,honest, useful tips on what you really need to succeed as an independent movie director.