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).
In Chapter 4, the authors concentrate on using thematic criticism and the auteur theory
in analyzing Chinatown (1974).
Fitch cited the auteur theory
of insurance: because Warren Buffett is an older man, it's negativity from here on out.
Truffaut led the attack on conventional French cinema as pretentious and artificial and was influential in the development of the Auteur Theory
, which exalted the works of commercial American directors.
Also in the cool column is the academy's long-overdue acknowledgment of the nearly half-century-old auteur theory
, the critical touchstone by which a movie's ultimate quality is attributed to its director.
The auteur theory
teaches that this objective powers the work as a whole.
To be sure, an examination of Pacino's career also shows the weaknesses of suggesting an auteur theory
of acting (the actor in charge of himself and his product) since there are so many holes and inconsistencies that belie any attempt to develop a coherent theory of an actor.
Film historians concur that this is a noteworthy period, but not all agree with the auteur theory
We sat in the new coffee-bars drinking cappuccino out of transparent glass cups discussing whether auteur theory
was right or wrong (it's wrong--trust me--I'm a writer).
of Calgary) raise the question of how gender has complicated issues of auteur theory
, genre, feminism, queer cinema, and national cinema.
Talk about revising copyright laws--not to mention the auteur theory
The inclusion of Ronald Rodman's essay on composer Herbert Stothart in this section also works subtly toward challenging the auteur theory
, although from the opposite end of the argument.