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A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

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A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises
Anastasia Salter, "A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises"
English | ISBN: 1496830466 | 2020 | 234 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Increasingly over the past decade, fan credentials on the part of writers, directors, and producers have come to be seen as a guarantee of quality media making―the "fanboy auteur." Figures like Joss Whedon are both one of "us" and one of "them." This is a strategy of marketing and branding―it is a claim from the auteur himself or industry PR machines that the presence of an auteur who is also a fan means the product is worth consuming. Such claims that fan credentials guarantee quality are often contested, with fans and critics alike rejecting various auteur figures as the true leader of their respective franchises. That split, between assertions of fan and auteur status and acceptance (or not) of that status, is key to unravelling the fan auteur.


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