Beyond Auteurism: New Directions in Authorial Film Practices in France, Italy and Spain Since the 1980s

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Intellect Books, 2008 - Performing Arts - 294 pages
Beyond Auteurism is a comprehensive study of nine directors who have blurred the boundaries between art house and mainstream, national and transnational, film production. Rosanna Maule argues that the film auteur is not only the most important symbol of European cinema's cultural tradition, but a crucial part of Europe's efforts to develop its cinema within domestic and international film industries. Through the examples of Luc Besson, Claire Denis, Gabriele Salvatores, and others, this volume offers an important contribution to a historical understanding of filmmaking that rejects America-centric practices.
 

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Contents

List of Tables
9
Acknowledgments
11
Introduction
13
The Death of Cinema and the Institutionalization of the Author
29
The Film Author in the New Audiovisual System
107
The Female Author in the Era of Postfeminism
189
Conclusion
273
Bibliography
275
Index
287
Back Cover
297
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About the author (2008)

Rosanna Maule is assistant professor of film studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

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