When Roland Barthes And Michel Foucault Proclaimed The Death Of The Author Nearly Fifty Years Ago, They Did So In The Name Of Freedom They Could Never Have Foreseen That Its Indiscriminate Embrace By Many Film Theorists Would Turn The Anti Authorship Stance Into A Restrictive Orthodoxy Sarah Kozloff Daringly Advocates A New Paradigm, A Theory Of Film Authorship That Takes Into Account Flesh And Blood Filmmakers, Including Their Biographies, Their Intentions And Their Collaborations Building Upon Scholarship By No L Carroll, Paisley Livingstone, Robert Carringer And Paul Sellors, Kozloff Argues That We Watch Films In Large Part To Feel A Sense Of Communion With The People Behind Them Writing With Clarity And Verve, Kozloff Moves Gracefully Back And Forth Between Film History And Film Theory She Offers An Extended Examination Of The Red Kimona 1925 In Order To Demonstrate How Knowledge About The People Who Created This Intriguing Early Feminist Movie Can Change A Viewer S Interpretation She Also Weaves In The Voices Of Numerous Filmmakers, Revealing These Artists Thoughtful Intentionality.Kozloff Has Written A Refreshingly Straightforward Defence Of Authorship And Intentional Creative Agency Academics And Their Students, Who Have Been Told For The Past Forty Years That The Idea Of The Author Is Pernicious, Badly Need To Hear What She Says She Has A Welcome Ability To Deal Concisely With Jargon Encrusted Theory And Is Very Good At Pointing Out The Historical Inaccuracies, Logical Weaknesses, Evasions And Contradictions In Familiar Arguments Her Book Is A Deceptively Simple, Well Reasoned Intervention In The Field James Nare, Author Of An Invention Without A Future Essays On Cinema 2014 Sarah Kozloff Is Professor Of Film On The William R Kenan Jr Chair At Vassar College Her Books Include The Best Years Of Our Lives In The BFI Film Classics Series 2011 , Overhearing Film Dialogue 2000 And Invisible Storytellers Voice Over Narration In American Fiction Film 1988 Her Articles And Chapters Appear In Numerous Journals, Anthologies And Textbooks.
Sarah Kozloff has had three careers.In the late 1970s, she worked in production on features, documentaries, television shows, and commercials in NYC.Following a Ph.D from Stanford University, she became an academic, teaching film history at Vassar College for 30 years.In recent years she has re invented herself as a novelist Her four volume, epic fantasy, THE NINE REALMS, will be published by TO
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