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Auteurs and Authorship: A Film Reader offers students an introductory and comprehensive view of perhaps the most central concept in film studies. This unique anthology addresses the aesthetic and historical debates surrounding auteurship while providing author criticism and analysis in practice. * Examines a number of mainstream and established directors, including John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks, Douglas Sirk, Frank Capra, Kathryn Bigelow, and Spike Lee * Features historically important, foundational texts as well as contemporary pieces * Includes numerous student features, such as a general editor's introduction, short prefaces to each of the sections, bibliography, alternative tables of contents, and boxed features * Each essay deliberately focuses across film makers' oeuvres, rather than on one specific film, to enable lecturers to have flexibility in constructing their syllabi

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405153331
ISBN-10: 1405153334
Format: Hardback
(256mm x 200mm x 25mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film at Brock University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Film Genre: From Iconography to Ideology, Film Genre Reader, The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film, Five Films by Frederick Wiseman, Voyages of Discovery: The Cinema of Frederick Wiseman and Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video.

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