Jane Campion, one of the most celebrated auters of modern cinema, was the first female director to be awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or. In this first detailed account of Jane Campion's career, Verhoeven examines how contemporary film directors 'fashion' themselves as auters- through their personal interactions with the media, in their choice of projects, emphasis on particular filmmaking techniques and finally in the promotion of their films. Through analysis of key scenes from Campion's films such as The Piano, In the Cut, Sweetie and Holy Smoke, Verhoeven introduces the key debates surrounding this controversial and often experimental director. Features a career overview, a filmography and an extended interview with Campion on her approach to creativity.
Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Being Jane Campion in a post-Campion world -- Chapter One: Becoming Jane Campion: Modes of auteurism and the media -- Chapter Two: Realizing Jane Campion: The industry, politics and economics of contemporary auteurism -- Chapter Three: Disciplining Jane Campion: Auteurism and the knowing audience -- Chapter Four: Jane Campion on Jane Campion: One more interview with Jane Campion -- Jane Campion Chronology -- Filmography -- Bibliographic Resources for Jane Campion -- Glossary -- Index.