Auteur Theory

A piece I wrote discussing Auteur Theory in relation to cinematography, which holds that a director’s film reflects the director’s personal creative vision, as if they were the primary “auteur”.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Defining Auteur Theory
  • The History of Auteur Theory
  • Characteristics of Auteur Film
  • Auteur Directors
  • Auteur Theory and Film Discourse
  • Rise to Auteur Status
  • Does Auteur Truly Exist?
  • Collaboration vs. Auteur Theory
  • The Social Impact on Auteur Theory
  • Impact of Other Directors
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • References