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The Resource Body double : the author incarnate in the cinema, Lucy Fischer

Body double : the author incarnate in the cinema, Lucy Fischer

Label
Body double : the author incarnate in the cinema
Title
Body double
Title remainder
the author incarnate in the cinema
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Fischer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Body Double explores the myriad ways that film artists have represented the creative process. In this highly innovative work, Lucy Fischer draws on a neglected element of auteur studies to show that filmmakers frequently raise questions about the paradoxes of authorship by portraying the onscreen writer. Dealing with such varied topics as the icon of the typewriter, the case of the writer/director, the authoress, and the omnipresent infirm author, she probes the ways in which films can tell a plausible story while contemplating the conditions and theories of their making. By examining many forms of cinema, from Hollywood and the international art cinema to the avant-garde, Fischer considers the gender, age, and mental or physical health of fictionalized writers; the dramatized interaction between artists and their audiences and critics; and the formal play of written words and nonverbal images. By analyzing such movies as Adaptation, Diary of a Country Priest, Naked Lunch, American Splendor, and Irezumi, Fischer tracks the parallels between film author and character, looking not for the creative figure who stands outside the text, but for the one who stands within it as corporeal presence and alter-ego."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, Lucy
Dewey number
791.43/657
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1996
LC item number
.F4553 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture authorship
  • Auteur theory (Motion pictures)
  • Motion pictures and literature
  • Authors in motion pictures
Label
Body double : the author incarnate in the cinema, Lucy Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes filmography (p. 243-246)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages 243-246), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the screen author wanted: dead or alive -- Typecasting the author -- Beyond adaptation: the writer as filmmaker -- The author at the dream factory: the screenwriter and the movies -- The authoress: textuality as sexuality -- Writing pain: the infirm author -- Word and image -- Corpus and oeuvre: authorship and the body -- Stealing beauty: the reader, the critic, and the appropriation of the authorial voice -- Afterword: Signs and meaning in the cinema
Control code
781432327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780813554488
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021876281
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)781432327
Label
Body double : the author incarnate in the cinema, Lucy Fischer
Publication
Note
Includes filmography (p. 243-246)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages 243-246), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the screen author wanted: dead or alive -- Typecasting the author -- Beyond adaptation: the writer as filmmaker -- The author at the dream factory: the screenwriter and the movies -- The authoress: textuality as sexuality -- Writing pain: the infirm author -- Word and image -- Corpus and oeuvre: authorship and the body -- Stealing beauty: the reader, the critic, and the appropriation of the authorial voice -- Afterword: Signs and meaning in the cinema
Control code
781432327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780813554488
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009920
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021876281
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)781432327

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