Tom Stempel is a Professor of Cinema at Los Angeles City College, where he has taught courses in film history and screenwriting since 1971. He is the author of six books on film. He currently writes the “Understanding Screenwriting” column at www.thehousenextdooronline.com
Can a producer be considered an auteur? Possibly not, but Tom Stempel offers insights in to how Zanuck’s personal view of American history stamped the many films he produced during his reign as a studio mogul.