Authorship and Film

Authorship and Film

by David A. Gerstner, Janet Staiger

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135225483
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2013
Series: AFI Film Readers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 680 KB

About 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).

Table of Contents

Part 1.Authorship studies in review
1.The practices of authorship3
2.Authorship approaches27
Part 2.Authorship and identity in hollywood
3.The auteur theory: michael curtiz, and casablanca61
4.I hear music and ... darryl and irving write history with alexander's ragtime band77
5.Stepping out from behind the grand silhouette: joan harrison's films of the 1940s97
Part 3.Authorship and identity near and far from hollywood
6.Intentions and mass culture: oscar micheaux, identity, and authorship119
7.Cundieff's revision of masculinity in film, or, a "hard" man is not necessarily good to find137
8.John waters goes to hollywood: a poststructural authorship study157
9.Len lye: reading with the body175
10.A lost man: willie varela and the american avant-garde193
11.Grassroots authors: collectivity and construction in community video213
Part 4.The author-function
12.Reframing a biographical legend: style, european filmmakers, and the sideshow cinema of tod browing235
13.Robert stigwood: producer, author, text247
14.Making films asian american: shopping for fangs and the discursive auteur263

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