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auteur

(ōtör`), in film criticism, a director who so dominates the film-making process that it is appropriate to call the director the auteur, or author, of the motion picture. The auteur theory holds that the director is the primary person responsible for the creation of a motion picture and imbues it with his or her distinctive, recognizable style. Propounded most notably by the French director and film critic François TruffautTruffaut, François
, 1932–84, French film director and critic. Known in his early 20s as a writer for the influential French film journal Cahiers du Cinéma,
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 and the American film critic Andrew Sarris, it has been attacked by others, including Pauline KaelKael, Pauline
, 1919–2001, American film critic, b. Petaluma, Calif. Possessed of extremely strong opinions about movies and a feisty, pop-inflected style, Kael was noted for her provocative, passionate, and tough-minded film criticism.
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Yet, while a reading with Ranciere does get us out of the trap of modernist aesthetics that rely on the transparency of the medium and the authority of the author, in which auteur theory is heavily anchored, his film theory is not without its own restrictions.
Nowhere," Burke asserts, "is Fellini the auteur more dead than in his own work" (37).
Sitting not so rigidly on the inside, Coppola and Rodriguez both utilize, formulate, and promote different auteur images to aid them in realizing their divergent production goals.
Auteur description differs from conventional AD in the way the who, what, where, and how of the film are described.
Les auteurs qui utilisent des tableaux et des figures qui ont deja fait l'objet d'une publication doivent fournir l'autorisation ecrite de l'editeur d'origine et la joindre au manuscrit soumis.
The $5 million period horror/suspencer "Behind the Walls," starring Laetitia Casta, was directed--with a definite auteur vibe--by young directorial duo Pascal Sid and Julien Lacombe.
American film critic Andrew Sarris embraced Bazin's sentiment that the evaluation of film from an auteurist perspective must also include elements greater than the auteur alone.
This possibility describes the auteur as both the agent of his text/crime, and its victim.
The authentic Cheesesteak auteur who was voted 'Best Of' by New York magazine, the New York Post and has been mentioned in virtually every New York magazine and news show, will occupy 2,800 s/f of space in the building.
From these storied tales sprang a whole industry of auteur studies, the dominant mode of critical practice in the burgeoning field of film studies in the 1960s--hence, the series of books in the Cinema One series (sponsored by the British Film Institute) on Samuel Fuller, Joseph Losey, Visconti, Hawks, Melville, and other glorified heroes (the few exceptions in the series focused on genre, but nevertheless divided their individual chapters by directors who have conquered the land of genre; hence, Jim Kitses' study of the Western splits into little kingdoms ruled by Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, and Sam Peckinpah).
With Warrendale, virtually overnight, King became Canada's first internationally recognized auteur, and after its screening at Cannes, the French master Jean Renoir called it the work of a "great artist.
FEW JOURNALISTS CHALLENGE the conventional wisdom with more power than John Stossel, the co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, the auteur behind widely watched specials such as Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?