Authorship and Film (AFI Film Readers Series)

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Overview

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415939942
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Series: AFI Film Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Gerstner is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Cinema Studies at CUNY, College of Staten Island. Janet Staiger is William P. Hobby Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas, Austin, where she also directs the Center for Women's Studies. She is coauthor of the The Classical Hollywood Cinema (1985) and author of several books, most recently Perverse Spectators (2000) and Blockbuster TV (2001).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Authorship studies in review
1 The practices of authorship 3
2 Authorship approaches 27
Pt. 2 Authorship and identity in Hollywood
3 The auteur theory: Michael Curtiz, and Casablanca 61
4 I hear music and ... Darryl and Irving write history with Alexander's Ragtime Band 77
5 Stepping out from behind the grand silhouette: Joan Harrison's films of the 1940s 97
Pt. 3 Authorship and identity near and far from Hollywood
6 Intentions and mass culture: Oscar Micheaux, identity, and authorship 119
7 Cundieff's revision of masculinity in film, or, a "hard" man is not necessarily good to find 137
8 John Waters goes to Hollywood: a poststructural authorship study 157
9 Len Lye: reading with the body 175
10 A lost man: Willie Varela and the American avant-garde 193
11 Grassroots authors: collectivity and construction in community video 213
Pt. 4 The author-function
12 Reframing a biographical legend: style, European filmmakers, and the sideshow cinema of Tod Browing 235
13 Robert Stigwood: producer, author, text 247
14 Making films Asian American: shopping for fangs and the discursive auteur 263
Bibliography 281
Biographies 297
Indexes 301
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