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 (ō-tûr′, ō-tœr′)
A filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong personal style.

[French, from Old French autor, author; see author.]


(Film) a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author
[French: author]
auˈteurism n
auˈteurist adj



a filmmaker whose films accord with the auteur theory.
[1960–65; < French: literally, author, originator < Latin auctor. See author]
au•teur′ism, n.
au•teur′ist, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auteur - a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her worksauteur - a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
film maker, film producer, filmmaker, movie maker - a producer of motion pictures


[ɔːˈtɜːr] n (= film director) → grand(e) réalisateur/trice m/f
film d'auteur → film d'auteur
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Veuillez inclure une lettre de presentation en precisant les coordonnees de l'auteur principal ainsi qu'une notice biographique d'une phrase (incluant titres de competences, titre du poste actuel et lieu de travail) pour chaque auteur.
It will be of use to readers interested in the films of Eric Rohmer, French New Wave cinema, or cinema and media studies from an auteur perspective.
The MPAA emerges from Dick's film as a system stacked against the maverick auteur, hostile to the creative process, and conducive to bland homogeneity.
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In fact, it's so well-crafted--with the kind of rich characterizations and mature storytelling that Araki's nervy early films (The Living End, The Doom Generation) mocked rather than aspired to--that it should open up a world of opportunities for its auteur.
While attempts have been made to think the auteur in postmodern terms--where she or he is not a subject, but a system of signs, a social construction, or a product of the industry (3)--the term continues to be problematic because, basically, it implies that there is a dominant creative subjectivity expressing itself behind the work.