Most widely held works by David Kipen
The schreiber theory : a radical rewrite of American film history by David Kipen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In an edgy and funny manifesto, critic David Kipen says, au contraire to the old film school theory that gives all the credit to the director, the auteur theory." "Instead, inspired by "the mother tongue of America's first screenwriters," he uses the Yiddish word for writer to coin The Schreiber Theory, which decrees that knowing who wrote a film is often a far better and more consistent guide to knowing whether a movie is any good."