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Global Auteur : The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema (Hardcover)
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Once heralded and defined by the likes of François Truffaut and Andrew Sarris as a romantic figure of aesthetic individualism and politically isolated, the auteur is reinvestigated here through a novel approach. Bringing established as well as emergent figures of world art cinema to the fore, The Global Auteur shows how politics and philosophy, even as they seem to have vanished from the mainstream altogether, are still present in the works of these important filmmakers, in a matrix of sorts. Therein the filmmakers under scrutiny can be still seen leading a fight that their glorious predecessors seemed to have abandoned in the face of global capitalism and the market economy. Yet, as the contributors show, a new world calls for a new cinema, and thus for new auteurs. Including world-renowned scholars, such as Fredric Jameson and Thomas Elsaesser, covering a range of global auteurs, such as Lars von Trier, West Anderson, Lee Chang-dong and Claire Denis,The Global Auteur provides a much-needed reassessment of the figure of the film auteur for the global age.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Performing Arts, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism, Film + Video / Direction + Production
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Street Date: June 16, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-4952
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