Perkins (1972) talks about the collaborative nature of film and the director’s role during the production processes. Perkins’ point is that the director should concern herself with the consistency of the finalised film and “it seems unimportant whether the unity was evolved through cooperation and compromise within the production team or conceived by one man and imposed on his collaborators.”. (Perkins, 1972) He states that a freedom from the studio system doesn’t imply guaranteed quality, and a director should not sacrifice their own vision and style, however remote the content is.
- V.F. Perkins, Film as Film (Penguin, 1972) – Chapter 6, ‘How is What’