Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See auteur theory.

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  • n. A theory that considers a work of cinema or television as the work of its director, rather than of the actors or producers

Etymologies

auteur +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My point about auteurism is that; yes, a movie is usually a collaborative medium and of course other people have a part to play and control their own departments.

    Filmstalker: M. Night Shyamalan - One Trick Pony?

  • Film critics, since Andew Sarris, if not Truffaut and André Bazin, will often, implicitly at least, rank order directors according to their degree of auteurism, that is, the distinctiveness of their style which marks them as "author".

    PopMatters

  • However, my own cinematic interests soon strayed outside hard-core auteurism into wanting to profile studios, genres, and actors.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • The reviewers were mostly ecstatic, but under the sway of auteurism, and showing how little they knew about how films were actually made, they reflexively treated Shampoo as a “Hal Ashby” film.

    STAR

  • Proficiency may not be the reason your daughters are getting the vapors, and auteurism is hardly a requirement for great pop music, but the element of actual aptitude is a nice Jonas bonus, crucial swooniness notwithstanding.

    Chris Willman: Jonas Haters, You Have Nothing to Fear But JoBro-Phobia Itself

  • But you'll be better off either way because the chance of someone in Singapore seeing your adventures in auteurism is much higher than if you decided to try for a dozen years to secure foreign distribution through NBC Universal!

    Richard Laermer: Publishing Is Dead [Part 2]: Can We Make It About Writers For A Change?

  • I took an auteurism class twice, actually, with different directors.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • And then Zach Campbell finds a certain "B-movie auteurism" in Shield for Murder.

    GreenCine Daily: Shorts, 4/16.

  • But even this radical period, when auteurism was dismissed as sentimental, introduced seminal ideas from structuralism and postmodern sociology into film and literary studies.

    Artifact of a Golden Age of Criticism

  • There's an irony now in her legendary attacks on Andrew Sarris and auteurism -- the theory that elevated the director as the prime creative force in films -- for in the '70s Kael became a super auteurist herself, albeit with a different canon, championing a new generation of directors -- Altman, Coppola, Bertolucci, Scorsese, Bertrand Blier -- who pushed personal cinema to ecstatic, and sometimes kinky, highs.

    The Passion Of Pauline

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