According to AMC Filmsite's Film Term Glossary the director is the creative artist responsible for complete artistic control of all phases of a film's production, for translating/interpreting a script into a film, for guiding the performances of the actors in a particular role and/or scene, and for supervising the cinematography and film crew. The director is usually the single person most responsible for the finished product, although he/she couldn't make a film without support from many other artists and technicians.
This is just a handful of the many books on directors in OhioLINK.
Want to find films by a director in the AU Library or OhioLINK catalogs? Try an advanced search. Enter the director's name (last name, first name), then and select Audiovisuals as the Material Type. HINT: If nothing comes up for (last name, first name) try searching for last name only.
If you'd like to locate a book about the director, you can either do a keyword search for their name or do a subject search using their name in last name, first name order. If you do a keyword search, you can focus your search by adding another search term (josef von sternberg and women)
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