auteur auteur

Definition(s):

  • (n) a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works

Usage(s):

  1. On the sound stage of The Passion in Rome's Cinecitta studio, the famed auteur prepares a scene for Maia Morgenstern, the Romanian actress playing the Virgin Mary.
  2. Alive, the Woodman has not been residing in the auteur empyrean for the past couple of decades.
  3. Madras, capital of the Tamil state, is one such place, and its leader arguably India's top pop-film auteur is Mani Ratnam.

News

  1. 10 Questions for Joss Whedon

    For this week’s issue of TIME, Belinda Luscombe sat down with television auteur and filmmaker Joss Whedon to ask him a few questions, and TIME’s cameras were there. Whedon answered questions about why he’s drawn to strong female characters, what it was like to grow up in a creative household and why superheroes are so successful at the box office these days. Plus, he explains why a man famous ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Rachel Kushner’s ambitious new novel scares male critics

    When Rachel Kushner -- not a venerable male auteur -- writes the Great American Novel, male reviewers are flummoxed        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "He is a rare breed in today's cinema," said Depp, wearing a white tuxedo. "Beyond that he is a true original, a true artist, a true auteur. He's my favorite director and friend."
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Johnny Depp Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "That's what so many people don't understand at all -- it's about telling a story," the Welsh-born Rhys-Davies said. "Nevermind the highfalutin film school crap about an auteur theory and all that nonsense. In the end, it's about people...
    on Dec 15, 2003 By: John Rhys-Davies Source: TheDenverChannel.com

  3. "After two big movies, I decided to make a small movie that really moved me," said Lee, who flew back from the Toronto Film Festival to take the award. "I have the impression this is the most auteur-specialist of all film festivals and I...
    on Sep 11, 2005 By: Ang Lee Source: ABS CBN News

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