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The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, 1929-1968

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The auteur theory, of which film criticAndrew Sarris was the leading American proponent, holds that artistry in cinema can be largely attributed to film directors, who, while often working against the strictures of studios, producers, and scriptwriters, manage to infuse each film in their oeuvre with their personal style. Sarris's The American Cinema, the bible of auteur studies, is a history of American film in the form of a lively guide to the work of two hundred film directors, from Griffith, Chaplin, and von Sternberg to Mike Nichols, Stanley Kubrick, and Jerry Lewis. In addition, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over 6000 films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal essays "Toward a Theory of Film History" and "The Auteur Theory Revisited." Over twenty-five years after its initial publication, The American Cinema remains perhaps the most influential book ever written on the subject.

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"The auteur theory, of which film criticAndrew Sarris was the leading American proponent, holds that artistry in cinema can be largely attributed to film directors, who, while often working against the"

About the Author

Andrew Sarris is film critic for theNew York Observer and professor of cinema at Columbia University. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle. Mr. Sarris has been the film citic for the Village Voice, editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinema in English, and an associate editor of Film Culture. He is the author of The Films of Josef von Sternberg, Interviews with Film Directors, The Film, Confessions of a Cultist, The Primal Screen, The John Ford Movie Mystery, and Politics and Cinema.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306807282
Author:
Sarris, Andrew
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
104-231
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 14 oz

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