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  • noun Plural form of auteur.


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  • In its brief history, BAMcin é matek's annual "next director" program has helped introduce New York audiences to some of the world's most audacious filmmakers, providing an ahead-of-the-curve glimpse of how a new generation of auteurs is shaking up cinema.

    Truths and Frictions Steve Dollar 2010

  • But Honoré's competition entry, while theoretically positioned to take him into the top rank of rising French auteurs, is a self-satisfied damp squib which succeeds neither as realist narrative nor as heart-lifting romance, and which provides a rather unexceptional soundtrack palette for its tale of chic, arty young people grieving and falling in love.

    GreenCine Daily: Cannes. Les Chansons d'amour. 2007

  • The New York Film Festival, which has reigned prestigiously at Lincoln Center each September for nearly 50 years, typically aims to showcase brand-name auteurs, curated into an intensive, but manageable, two dozen or so titles.

    Sharpening Its Lens, Even as It Expands Steve Dollar 2011

  • Just as movie directors wanted to be known as auteurs, Spector believed in the sanctity of his calling and the grandeur of his achievement. Top Stories 2010

  • Photo CANNES, France (AP) - Billed at the outset as a showdown between big-name auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee and Lars von Trier, the Cannes Film Festival is nearing its end with lesser-known filmmakers among the favorites to win the Palme d'Or, the event's top prize.

    unknown title 2009

  • The directors with whom Power was most closely associated - Fox contractees Henry Hathaway (five times) - are hardly known as auteurs or as directors of "prestigious"

    Alternative Film Guide 2008

  • Hawks rarely thought of himself as anything more than a commercially minded journeyman, but the French New Wave critics cast him as one of their original "auteurs" and upstarts like Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich modelled themselves on him.

    This week's new film events 2011

  • In his memoir only three directors -- Allen, Gardiner and Sidney Lumet (the first two also writers and so more tolerably "auteurs") -- come off well.

    Five Best 2008

  • In his memoir only three directors -- Allen, Gardiner and Sidney Lumet (the first two also writers and so more tolerably "auteurs") -- come off well.

    Lights, Camera, 2008

  • Will it lead, as I've often dreaded, to a massive flood of hack films from self-important "auteurs"?

    GreenCine Daily 2009


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