Authorship and cinema

Cook, Pam (2007) Authorship and cinema. In, Cook, Pam (eds.) The Cinema Book 3rd Edition. London, UK, British Film Institute, 385-483.


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The chapter reviews the history and cultural impact of debates about authorship and cinema, from the French concept of the 'politique des auteurs' and American and British auteur theory to the structuralist rejection of auteurism and its revision and revival in recent cultural theory. The main text is accompanied by case studies that provide detailed analysis of key films and film-makers.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: An in-depth analysis of the significance of auteurism in cinema studies.
ISBNs: 1844571939 (paperback)
9781844571932 (paperback)
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Keywords: Auteur theory in cinema; film directors; women and cinema
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Film Studies
ePrint ID: 49852
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
3 December 2007Published
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:27

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