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Auteurs and Authorship A Film Reader

ISBN-10: 1405153342
ISBN-13: 9781405153348
Edition: 2008
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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

"Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader "offers students an introductory and comprehensive view of perhaps the most central concept in film studies. This unique anthology addresses the aesthetic and historical debates surrounding auteurship while providing author criticism and analysis in practice. Examines a number of mainstream and established directors, including John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Douglas Sirk, Frank Capra, Kathryn Bigelow, and Spike Lee Features historically important, foundational texts as well as contemporary pieces Includes numerous student features, such as a general editor's introduction, short prefaces to each of the sections, bibliography, alternative tables of contents, and boxed features Each essay deliberately focuses across film makers' oeuvres, rather than on one specific film, to enable lecturers to have flexibility in constructing their syllabi

Alistair Fox holds a personal chair in the Department of English and is director of the Centre for Research on National Identity at the University of Otago.Barry Keith Grant is professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Figures and Captions
Preface: How to Use this Book
Introduction
Classic Auteur Theory: Introduction
A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema (1954)
La Politique des Auteurs (1957)
Films, Directors and Auteurs (1962)
Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962 (1962)
Circles and Squares (1963)
The Auteur Theory (1969) (excerpt)
Direction and Authorship (1972) (excerpt)
Ideas of Authorship (1973)
Ideology, Genre, Auteur (1977)
Bibliography
The Contexts of Authorship: Introduction
The Death of the Author (1968)
The English Cine-Structuralists (1973)
Alternatives to Auteurs (1973)
Women's Cinema as Counter-Cinema (1973)
Refocusing Authorship in Women's Cinema (2003)
The Men with the Movie Cameras (1972)
Notes on a Screenwriter's Theory, 1973 (1974)
Who Makes the Movies? (1976)
Script/Performance/Text: Performance Theory and Auteur Theory (1978)
Studio Authorship (2006) (excerpt)
The Producer as Auteur (2006)
Authorship, Design, and Execution (1987)
Bibliography
Close Readings: Introduction
Hitchcock's Imagery and Art (1977)
John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln (1970)
Towards an Analysis of the Sirkian System (1972)
My Name is Joseph H. Lewis (1983)
Authorship as a Commodity: The Art Cinema and The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari (1984)
The Place of Women in the Cinema of Raoul Walsh (1974)
Female Authorship Reconsidered (The Case of Dorothy Arzner) (1990)
Man's Favorite Sport?: The Action Films of Kathryn Bigelow (2004)
Todd Haynes and Queer Authorship (2006)
Twoness' in the Style of Oscar Micheaux (1993)
Spike's Joint (1998) (excerpt)
Bibliography

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