a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp.
a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author
1962, from French, literally “author” (see author (n.)).
. . . . authentic author authority authorized
- Auth. ver.
Authorized Version (of the Bible). abbreviation Authorized Version (of the Bible) Authorized Version
not false or copied; genuine; real: an authentic antique. having the origin supported by unquestionable evidence; authenticated; verified: an authentic document of the Middle Ages; an authentic work of the old master. entitled to acceptance or belief because of agreement with known facts or experience; reliable; trustworthy: an authentic report on poverty in Africa. Law. […]
. Historical Examples They are behooveful unto me, and serve my turn in three things very exquisite, requisite, and authentical. Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais