Schreiber Theory, The: A Radical Rewrite of American Film History

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In an edgy and funny manifesto, critic David Kipen contradicts the old film school theory - the auteur theory - that gives all the credit to the director. Instead, in honour of ""the mother tongue of America's first screenwriters"", Kipen uses the Yiddish word for ""writer"" to coin The Schreiber Theory, which decrees that knowing who wrote a movie is often a far better guide to knowing whether the movie will be any good or not.

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David Kipen has been one of America’s leading book and movie critics for over fifteen years, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Boxoffice, The Atlantic Monthly and many others. He was the editor of Buzz Magazine and books editor of The San Francisco Chronicle. He is the former Director of the Literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts.

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