a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp.
- au·teur·ism, noun
- au·teur·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use auteur in a sentence
The sweet snapshot of a crazy, sometimes stupid love proved Sandler had a thespian side and that PTA could have a long career as a rom-com auteur.The 15 Best Romantic Comedies from the Early 2000s | Shannon Carlin | February 14, 2022 | Time
There may be no actual monsters in del Toro’s film, only wretched men, but as a devoted horror maven, the auteur still makes sure to linger on the geek’s gruesome feeding, just as he’ll later fixate on a victim’s mauled face.‘Nightmare Alley’ Is One Bloated Hollywood Freak Show | Nick Schager | December 17, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Director and award recipient Mike Mills attends the auteur Award Presentation during the 24th SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 27, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.How Mike Mills Turned Joaquin Phoenix Into the Uncle That’s Going to Make Everyone Cry | Kevin Fallon | November 16, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Among them is the fantasy epic Princess Mononoke, written and directed by the renowned auteur Hayao Miyazaki.
After all, the director is the central, guiding agent of filmmaking, the one with the imaginative vision and the power to implement it, the auteur to whom the picture’s success or failure — artistic, if not commercial — is to be attributed.‘A Light in the Dark’ is a love letter to the directors, personal flaws and all | Troy Jollimore | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
The acclaimed auteur spoke to Marlow Stern about a month ago on how cable TV is the new arthouse.David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Collaborating With Kanye West | Marlow Stern | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For stars, though, the fall of the comedy auteur means that the margin of error between a hit and a farrago is razor thin.The Trials of ‘Tammy’: Stop Policing Melissa McCarthy’s Body | Teo Bugbee | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Noah is something different: a big, risky bet on a talented auteur.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See | Andrew Romano | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They seemed very much like auteur works—but the auteur works of a writer, not the auteur works of a director.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto | Andrew Romano | February 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But apparently the studio is aware of a possibility that its auteur prefers to ignore.
Diderot says "Il lisait et tudiait partout, je l'ai moi-mme rencontr sur les grandes routes avec un auteur rabinnique la main."Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
Ook de stijl van de auteur in het gebruik van aanhalingstekens is niet gewijzigd.The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland | J. Irwin Brown
Or cet auteur, il est deux cent lieues de la Saxe, il ignore la langue et il ne s'est jamais appliqu l'histoire de l'Allemagne.Private letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 2 (of 2) | Edward Gibbon
Craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux—Fear 35 the worst from an enraged author.
Souvent la perfidie retourne sur son auteur—Treachery often recoils on the head of its author.
British Dictionary definitions for auteur
a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author
- auteurism, noun
- auteurist, adjective
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