The film director or `auteur' has been central in film theory and criticism over the past thirty years. Theories of Authorship documents the major stages in the debate about film authorship, and introduces recent writing on film to suggest important ways in which the debate might be reconsidered.

chapter |6 pages


part |2 pages

Part One . Auteurism

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter |18 pages

A . Auteurism in theory

chapter |33 pages

B . The theory in practic

chapter C|53 pages

. Dossier on John Ford

part |2 pages

Part Three . 'Fiction of the author/author of the fiction'

chapter 22|9 pages


chapter 23|6 pages

Roland Barthes: 'The death of the author'

chapter |10 pages

Notes on terms