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Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland

Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland evan lieberman and kerry hegarty in accep ting the me xic an national and inscribers of culture, is to understand more award for Science and Art in 1971, cinema- deeply the meanings, the messages, and the tographer Gabriel Figueroa spoke of the great greater significance of any cinematic work. privilege of “translating the world through the For the field of film studies, the issue of au- camera,” of penetrating “the heart of reality” thorship has always been particularly complex, to explore the questions of the human soul, largely as a result of the complex nature of film of “telling stories, evoking history, and mak- production itself. One particular approach, the This sweeping sentiment reflects ing history.” auteur theory, which argues that films should one of the fundamental tenets in the study of reflect an individual director’s creative vision, national cinemas: the idea that filmmakers has been so essential to the development of take the tensions, the conflicts, the ideals— the discipline that, until recently, it has all but essentially the entire culture—of their historical eclipsed other critical models for explaining au- moment and distill it into sounds and images http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 62 (1) – Feb 21, 2010

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University of Illinois Press
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Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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Abstract

Authors of the Image: Cinematographers Gabriel Figueroa and Gregg Toland evan lieberman and kerry hegarty in accep ting the me xic an national and inscribers of culture, is to understand more award for Science and Art in 1971, cinema- deeply the meanings, the messages, and the tographer Gabriel Figueroa spoke of the great greater significance of any cinematic work. privilege of “translating the world through the For the field of film studies, the issue of au- camera,” of penetrating “the heart of reality” thorship has always been particularly complex, to explore the questions of the human soul, largely as a result of the complex nature of film of “telling stories, evoking history, and mak- production itself. One particular approach, the This sweeping sentiment reflects ing history.” auteur theory, which argues that films should one of the fundamental tenets in the study of reflect an individual director’s creative vision, national cinemas: the idea that filmmakers has been so essential to the development of take the tensions, the conflicts, the ideals— the discipline that, until recently, it has all but essentially the entire culture—of their historical eclipsed other critical models for explaining au- moment and distill it into sounds and images

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Feb 21, 2010

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