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    Auteur Theory

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    Truffaut and Hitchcock Auteur theory is among the most controversial film studies theories proposed, because of the ways that it connects to a framework for understanding film that is inherently rooted in literary studies and because it focuses on the idea of the auteur as the central source of meaning. Within the academic community, there were many academic arguments and conversations about the implications of auteur theory. However, some of the most typically “auteur” filmmakers represent the

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    Is Auteur Theory a Valid Film Theory? When watching films by Quentin Tarantino, Nicholas Ray, James Cameron, and John Hughes there is a certain style that is attached to each director no matter the credit roll. There are specific stylistic fingerprints that each director has and some are more prominent and popular than others. The auteur theory can be identified through the ambiance created by the presentation of the film within the frame, the storyline, and the visual aesthetics that enhance the

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    The Auteur Theory

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    "The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure." Francois Truffaut. Auteur Theory suggests that the best films will bear their maker’s ‘signature’. Discuss The Auteur Theory was born out of a group of influential french filmmakers and critics of the 1950s. Its origins stem from a french film magazine Cahiers du Cinema and in particular an article written by Francois Truffaut titled

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    Truffaut's Auteur Theory

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    environment that auteur theory originated—with French theorist Truffaut’s concept of politique de auteurs. Auteur theory argues that films are characterized by the styles of their directors, who are the “authors” of the films. However, there are many other theories about who should be credited as the authors

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    Wes Anderson As An Auteur

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    What exactly is an auteur? According to Graham Roberts and Heather Wallis, ‘film’s generic ideas produced creative conventions in cinema language which could then be exploited and developed by individual artists into a personal vision’ (127). That individual artist is the auteur; someone who, through their work, displays several key qualities that are uniquely their own, namely: reoccurring themes and plotlines throughout their movies; specific stylistic qualities in their films such as mise en scene

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    Auteur Theory Essay

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    Andrew Sarris’ “Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962” lays out the argument of three levels required for a filmmaker to meet the criteria to be a full fledged auteur. In this essay, I will argue and provide evidence for which support Sofia Coppola’s place as an auteur. Sofia Coppola is a screenwriter, director, producer, and former actress. She is notable for her use of pastel mise en scene and clothing, high fill lighting, and mix of daydreams and reality. Coppola’s background working in high fashion

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    Auteur theory supports the director as a singular author of a film: this is a term that essentially means, “author” comparable to a writer that is an author of a novel. Andrew Sarris, who is a film critic from the US states, “The strong director imposes his own personality on a film; the weak director allows the personalities of others to run rampant.” (Sarris, 1968) This suggests that a good director leaves his/her personal signature or mark on his artwork, a distinct style or a constant theme

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    Auteur Theory Essay

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    defines an Auteur as a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp. The auteur theory states, the director that overseas all the audio and visuals elements of a film is considered it’s author. Even though the definition of an auteur has been highly debated since the 1940’s, the director is the one that brings a film to life and uses it as an opportunity to express their views on the matter in discussion. The auteur I choose

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    Anderson's Auteur Theory

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    The first premise of auteur theory, which acts as a criterion of value to identify directorial talent, is technical competence in all aspects of mise-en-scène (Sarris, 1962, pp 562). Although Sarris does not specify what constitutes ‘good’ filmmaking, technical competence implies a director’s efficiency to manage the production stages (Morley & Silver, 1977) with an “...elementary flair of the medium and a technical mastery...” of “...sets, costumes, cinematography, editing, music and so forth” (Chaudhuri

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    Hitchcock's Auteur Theory

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    The auteur theory commonly used within Hitchcock’s limits his films from being seen within a larger set of films that were produced during the same period, rather they are taken as part of a collect as his work. This theory discourages the study of Hitchcock’s films as part of a larger grouping or style such as film noir. Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951) fills both the roles of a film noir and a Hitchcockian thriller, leading to the conclusion that the genres or film types share more than

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