Recent Examples of auteur theory from the Web
The second emphasizes the collaborative nature of filmmaking, refuting experts who spent years promoting the auteur theory, which elevates directors—virtually all male—to the highest power in the equation.
But our understanding of how movies are made has at least evolved over the years, thanks in significant part to the battles over auteur theory that consumed Andrew Sarris, Pauline Kael and other film critics in the 1960s and ’70s.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'auteur theory.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Learn More about auteur theory
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about auteur theory
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up auteur theory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).