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, earnest, well-traveled (having lived in Nepal and Belgium) auteur from humble beginnings.
MTV Looks Beyond Jersey Shore Peter Lauria September 12, 2010

Taurus is tactile, sensual, lush—adjectives ascribed to this auteur.
Zodiac Beast: May 1-7 Starsky + Cox April 29, 2011

For auteur filmmaker David Lynch, she participated in sex scenes that shocked and traumatized American audiences.
Isabella Does Bug Porn Will Doig October 30, 2008

(German auteur Tom Tykwer co-wrote and directed Cloud Atlas with the Wachowskis).
Best of Toronto Film Festival: ‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Argo,’ Ryan Gosling & More Chris Lee September 4, 2012

You can see an animated depiction of them debating the auteur theory.
The Only Critic That Mattered Allen Barra November 1, 2011

As an auteur, he sees packaging as the opening credits, the start of the storytelling.
What Makes Apple So Erotic Adam Hanft January 16, 2009

But apparently the studio is aware of a possibility that its auteur prefers to ignore.
Hollywood Declares 2014 the Year of the Bible Andrew Romano January 8, 2014

Every film by Sofia Coppola, the Oscar-winning auteur behind Lost in Translation with the choice genes, is an event.
Sofia Coppola on ‘The Bling Ring,’ Celebrity Culture, Kanye West, More Marlow Stern June 12, 2013

They seemed very much like auteur works—but the auteur works of a writer, not the auteur works of a director.
Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto Andrew Romano February 3, 2014

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.)).

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  • 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

  • Auth. ver.

    Authorized Version (of the Bible). abbreviation Authorized Version (of the Bible) Authorized Version



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