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Theories of authorship : a reader

Author: John Caughie
Publisher: London : Routledge in association with the British Film Institute, 1981
Series: British Film Institute readers in film studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film director or `auteur' has been central in film theory and criticism over the past thirty years. Theories of Authorship documents the major stages in the debate about film authorship, and introduces recent writing on film to suggest important ways in which the debate might be reconsidered.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Theories of authorship
(OCoLC)18742567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Caughie
ISBN: 9781136102684 113610268X
OCLC Number: 860710724
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages, 4 pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Part One . Auteurism; 1 Introduction; A . Auteurism in theory; 2 M.H. Abrams: 'Literature as a revelation of personality' (extract); 3 Edward Buscombe: 'Ideas of authorship'; B . The theory in practic; 4 Cahiers du Cinéma; 5 Movie; 6 Andrew Sarris; C . Dossier on John Ford; 7 Louis Marcorelles: 'Ford of the movies'; 8 Lindsay Anderson: 'The Searchers'; 9 Andrew Sarris: 'The Searchers'; 10 Robin Wood: 'Shall we gather at the river? the late films of John Ford' 11 Peter Wollen (Lee Russell): 'John Ford'12 Jean-Louis Comolli: 'Signposts on the trail'; 13 Jean Narboni: 'Casting out the eights: John Ford's Seven Women'; Part Two . Auteur-structuralism; 14 Introduction; 15 Claude Lévi-Strauss: 'The structural study of myth' (extract); 16 Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: Visconti (extract); 17 Peter Wollen: 'The auteur theory' (extract); 18 Charles Eckert: 'The English cine-structuralists'; 19 Brian Henderson: 'Critique of cine-structuralism' (part I); 20 Jean-Pierre Oudart: 'Conclusion to the Cahiers du Cinéma editors' ""John Ford's Young Mr Lincoln"" ' (extract). 21 Pierre Macherey: 'Literary analysis: the tomb of structures' (extract)Part Three . 'Fiction of the author/author of the fiction'; 22 Introduction; 23 Roland Barthes: 'The death of the author'; 24 Stephen Heath: 'Comment on ""The idea of authorship"" '; 25 Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: 'Six authors in pursuit of The Searchers' (extract); 26 Christian Metz: 'History/discourse: a note on two voyeurisms'; 27 Geoffrey Nowell-Smith: 'A note on ""history/discourse"" '; 28 Sandy Flitterman: 'Woman, desire, and the look: feminism and the enunciative apparatus in cinema' 29 Nick Browne: 'The rhetoric of the specular text with reference to Stagecoach'30 Jean-Pierre Oudart: 'The absent field of the Author'; 31 Pam Cook: 'The point of self-expression in avant-garde film'; 32 Michel Foucault: 'What is an author?' (extract); Notes on terms; Bibliography; Index of names and titles; Index of subjects.
Series Title: British Film Institute readers in film studies.
Responsibility: edited by John Caughie.

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The film director or `auteur' has been central in film theory and criticism over the past thirty years. Theories of Authorship documents the major stages in the debate about film authorship, and introduces recent writing on film to suggest important ways in which the debate might be reconsidered.

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