Authorship in film has been a persistent theme in the field of cinema studies. This volume of new work revitalizes the question of authorship by connecting it to larger issues of identity--in film, in the marketplace, in society, in culture. Essays range from the auteur theory and Casablanca to Oscar Micheaux, from the American avant-garde to community video, all illuminating how "authorship" is a complex idea with far-reaching implications. This ambitious and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for anyone concerned with film studies and the concept of the author.
"For scholars who wish to learn the current state of author studies, and to be stimulated by the prospects of the further work to be done, Iuthorship and Film is an excellent resource." -- Bill R. Scalia--Hillsdale College, Journal of Film and Video