auteur theory

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auteur theory

n.
Belief in the primary creative importance of the director in filmmaking, often combined with a critical advocacy of the works of certain strong, distinctive directors whose films have a consistent theme or style. Also called auteurism.

auteur′ the`ory


n.
the theory that the director is the chief creator of a film and thereby gives it a distinctive individual style.
[1960–65]
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Barthes, whose major work of textual analysis was on Balzac, and who agreed to play a celebrated Victorian literary author in a film by a leading French autuer, would, one assumes, have been horrified).
Also proudly flying the tricolor flag are rookie "Barnie et ses petites contrarietes" (a frothy comedy by Bruno Chiche, starring the popular Fabrice Lucchini) and holdovers "Brotherhood of the Wolf," "The Closet" and "Under the Sand" (from autuer Francois Ozon).
are Argentine director Fernando Solanas' "The Cloud" and Iranian autuer Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "Sokout.