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The Resource Hollywood's artists : the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship, Virginia Wright Wexman

Hollywood's artists : the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship, Virginia Wright Wexman

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Hollywood's artists : the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship
Title
Hollywood's artists
Title remainder
the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship
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Virginia Wright Wexman
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Language
eng
Summary
"The production of a Hollywood movie encompasses the work of many people from the screenwriter and editor to the cinematographer and boom operator. Yet it is the director who is considered the artistic force behind a film. The notion of the director as the author of a film was not always a given but the result of a variety of different historical and institutional factors, including the breakup of the classical Hollywood studio system and the rise of the auteur theory in the 1960s. An often overlooked player in this story is the Directors Guild of America (DGA) that, as Virginia Wright Wexman argues, played a crucial role in establishing the director's status and power in Hollywood and in the public's mind. In Hollywood's Artists, Wexman provides the first history of the DGA and its influence. She begins by discussing how it differentiated itself from other industry unions, focusing on issues of status, networking, and creative control as opposed to money and job security. Wexman then considers how the DGA fought for directors to be credited as "authors" of the film and how this put them in conflict with others in the film industry. In addition to tracing the history of how directors created their image in the public's imagination, including their role in the McCarthy hearings, Wexman discusses how the DGA fought to have directors get more legal control over their films"--
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Wexman, Virginia Wright
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • Directors Guild of America
  • Directors Guild of America
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Hollywood's artists : the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship, Virginia Wright Wexman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780231195690
Lccn
2019052936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1127665159
Label
Hollywood's artists : the Directors Guild of America and the construction of authorship, Virginia Wright Wexman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780231195690
Lccn
2019052936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1127665159

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