Auteur theory



(in film criticism) a theory that the director is the chief creator of a film and gives it an individual style that is evident in all aspects of the finished product.
Contemporary Examples

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The Only Critic That Mattered Allen Barra November 1, 2011

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  • Auteur

    a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp. Contemporary Examples Does the Manhattan auteur’s homage to the City of Light hold a candle to his classics? Woody Allen’s Opening Night at Cannes Richard Porton May 11, 2011 Jenks is instead a lanky, […]

  • Auteurism

    a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp. noun a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author n. 1962, from French, literally “author” (see author (n.)).



  • Auteurist

    a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp. noun a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author n. 1962, from French, literally “author” (see author (n.)).

  • Auth.

    . . . . authentic author authority authorized



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