auteurism


auteurism
auteurism [ō tʉr′iz΄əm]
n.
a critical film theory according to which the primary creator of a film is the director, all of whose works are said to reflect to a certain degree the characteristics of a personal style: also auteur theory
auteurist
n.

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au·teur·ism (ō-tûrʹĭz'əm) n.
Belief in the primary creative importance of the director in filmmaking, often combined with a critical advocacy of the works of certain strong, distinctive directors. Also called auteur theory.
  au·teurʹist adj. & n.

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