defends the director figure as a creative centre and as the core of the film process.
What this all has to do with auteur theory
and the films of Kluge, Fassbinder, Wenders, Petzold, Arslan, and Haneke is Brombach's intervention.
Andrew Sarris, who had become interested in the Cahiers group and had spent some time in Paris, published his "Notes on the Auteur Theory
in 1962" in Film Culture.
Therefore I would assert that an auteur becomes defined not through inherent qualities of a biological author, as Andrew Sarris's auteur theory
would have had us believe, but instead through those filmmakers whose names become regarded by a given social / cultural context as auteurs (This argument is obviously influenced by Staiger and others; see Note 8).
The argument's effectiveness joins an emerging direction in film music studies by incorporating music more fully into auteur theory
, which has traditionally focused more on visual and narrative elements.
It is a high compliment, indeed, for Sarris' volume introduced auteur theory
to American audiences in such a compelling and lively manner that the book is still, after a half century, frequently assigned in film history courses.
For every snob who flaunts his taste or worse, spouts endlessly on the Iranian or French New Wave, the aspect of '-sploitation' in cinema, the Auteur theory
, or the mesmeric whip pans in Raging Bull that Scorsese ripped off from Truffaut, there at least 10 interested but intimidated listeners who may neither watch Raging Bull, nor appreciate Truffaut.
Cinema's auteur theory
holds that the prime creator of the film (typically the director) is able to imbue the work with his or her distinct vision even amid the obstacles of a studio system dedicated to cranking out products as on an assembly line.
Young' s final purpose, as revealed in her concluding chapter, is to declare her allegiance to the Auteur Theory
of filmmaking and to demonstrate its critical relevance to the success of some film adaptations and the failure of others.
The subtitle of the volume would seem to raise a problem in extending auteur theory
to music in cinematic studies.
In my introductory article in Flickering Images I refer to some trends in film studies, including auteur theory
and star studies, suggest particular ways in which theological meaning might be said to be present within film, and also discuss three ways of 'reading' film as identified in the literature by Oswalt and Martin--theological, mythological and ideological criticism.
Vivere confirms that Maccarone may indeed be a queer, female, German Krzysztof Kieslowski; we're tempted to buy into the auteur theory
solely on her account.
Increasingly, screenwriters are allowed to direct their own scripts, turning the Auteur Theory
into a reality a half century after it was concocted by fantasizing Frenchmen ignorant of how Golden Age Hollywood actually worked.
This is specifically explained when Sarris examines "the three premises of the auteur theory
Whether in accordance with auteur theory
or simply as an unintended echo of the priorities of film production companies, these essays place hardly any emphasis on the central role played by scripts.