Five Directors: Auteurism from Assayas to Ozon - French Film Directors Series (Paperback)Kate Ince (editor)
Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 30/11/2011
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Auteurism - the idea that a director of a film is its source of meaning and should retain creative control over the finished product - has been one of film studies' most important paradigms ever since the French New Wave of the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the adoption of the term 'auteur' by Andrew Sarris. Through the popular, controversial and critically acclaimed films of Olivier Assayas, Jacques Audiard, the Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke and Francois Ozon, this book looks into how the meaning of 'auteur' has changed over this half-century, and assesses the current state of Francophone auteur cinema. It combines French philosophical and sociological approaches with methodologies from the Anglo-American fields of gender studies, queer theory and postmodernism. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students of film studies, European cinema and French and Francophone studies, as well as to film enthusiasts.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 171 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
'It is a thoughtful book that does wave the flag convincingly for arefreshed notion of the auteur. I would be interested to see a 2017revisit.' Jon Davies, MediaEducation Journal, Issue 62, Winter 2017-18 -- .
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