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Self-Projection: The Director's Image in Art Cinema

Linda Haverty Rugg


This book is formed as a response to the question of whether narrative films can perform as autobiographies. This is a subject that has been treated only in a couple of essays as a theoretical field of its own. And the answer to the question is both no and yes. First, if we are to consider a non-documentary film as an autobiographical project of some kind, the idea of a cinematic author must be firmly in place for both the filmmaker and the spectator. So my study concentrates on the work of major authors in the art cinema tradition, directors who plant autobiographical traces in their films, e ... More

Keywords: Film, Art Cinema, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, François Truffaut, Andrei Tarkovsky, Werner Herzog, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Lars von Trier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816691234
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Haverty Rugg, author
Associate Professor, Scandinavian, University of California, Berkeley