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a film director or producer who controls a production and gives the film its unique style
Not to be confused with:
hauteur – arrogance; a haughty manner
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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.]
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(Film) a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author
[French: author]
auˈteurism n
auˈteurist adj
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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.
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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
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[ɔːˈtɜːr] n (= film director) → grand(e) réalisateur/trice m/f
film d'auteur → film d'auteur
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L e Bureau marocain du droit d'auteur (BMDA) entre desormais dans l'ere de la nouvelle technologie.
Rabat, SANA- The Syrian auteur film "Solo " by Abdul Latif Abdul Hamid won the Audience Award of 23rd edition of Rabat International Festival for Auteur Films.
Le prUu[c]sident de la RUu[c]publique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, reprUu[c]sentUu[c] par le Premier ministre, Ahmed Ouyahia, a dUu[c]cernUu[c], hier, en marge du 23e Salon international du livre dae1/4aoAlger (Sila), la mUu[c]daille de lae1/4aoordre du MUu[c]rite national El Athir au cUu[c]lUuA bre auteur chinois Mo Yan, prix Nobel de littUu[c]rature 2012.
Most arguments against auteur theory are based on the simple idea that it posits the director as the author of a movie, says Morrison, a claim assailed by critics as denying the collaborative nature of cinema and maintaining a romanticized vision of individual genius around the director's role.
In France this was due to the preferential prejudices of those critics (who favored Rossellini over Fellini), and in the United States because of Fellini's undermining of the auteur theory as formulated by Andrew Sarris.
Rodriguez's career, when examined in this light, exposes important changes in the function of film authorship and the label of "auteur," particularly in the form of technology and regionalism.
I present a new type of AD for auteur and artistic films: auteur description, which incorporates the director's creative vision in the AD script through the use of a screenplay (or other available materials, such as interviews and reviews) and thus gives the audio describer the artistic license to depart from the dictate of objectivism.
Sdoune (CODM Meknes) a boucle la course en 3h 43:43 devant Adel Reda (Amal Kenitra) auteur de 3h 44: 22 et Adil Jelloul (AS Casablanca) avec un temps de 3h 45:34.
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.