Body Double: The Author Incarnate in the Cinema

Body Double: The Author Incarnate in the Cinema

by Lucy Fischer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813554488
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

 LUCY FISCHER is Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She has written and edited numerous books, including American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers University Press) and Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema, and the Female Form.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Screen Author--Wanted: Dead or Alive

1. Typecasting the Author
2. Beyond Adaptation: The Writer as Filmmaker
3. The Author at the Dream Factory: The Screenwriter and the Movies
4. The Authoress: Textuality as Sexuality
5. Writing Pain: The Infirm Author
6. Cinecriture: Word and Image
7. Corpus and Oeuvre: Authorship and the Body
8. Stealing Beauty: The Reader, the Critic, and the Appropriation of the Authorial Voice

Afterword: Signs and Meaning in the Cinema


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