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n. - The theory that the director is the creative force behind a motion picture.

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  • My point about auteurism is that; yes, a movie is usually a collaborative medium and of course other people have a part to play and control their own departments.
  • Film critics, since Andew Sarris, if not Truffaut and Andr√© Bazin, will often, implicitly at least, rank order directors according to their degree of auteurism, that is,...
  • I took an auteurism class twice, actually, with different directors.
  • Am I, reputedly the archfiend of directorial auteurism, suggesting that actors are the true auteurs of the cinema?
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