Few topics in the study of film produce as much controversy as authorship.
Critics, historians, and theoreticians heatedly debate film authors, arguing vociferously about the nature of film authorship and questioning whether films even have authors at all.
Film Authorship evaluates these debates in a rigorous and accessible manner. Generously illustrated, the book analyses the historical development and theoretical underpinnings of the concepts of film authorship and the auteur.
It then examines recent theories of film authorship and proposes a re-conceptualisation that grounds the topic firmly in empirical analyses of film production.
About the Author
C. Paul Sellors is lecturer in photography and film at Napier University, Edinburgh. His essays on film theory and philosophy have appeared in Screen, Film, and Philosophy and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
Series: Short Cuts (Wallflower)
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st October 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 15.2 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.279