Read Chapter 9 from the text.
Auteur theory in film suggests not only that a director is the primary author of a film, but also that the film must be analyzed within the context of the director’s other films. Directors create certain expectations with their films much in the same way authors create certain expectations with their writing. Are there directors whose work you always recognize when you see it? What qualities bind their works together?
As you construct your initial post, focus on the importance of auteur theory in film analysis and interpretation.
- Name a director who you would consider an auteur and explain your reasoning.
- Discuss the arguments against auteur theory and provide examples to support your points.
- Examine how the auteur theory influences audiences and critics, using examples from film criticism, film marketing campaigns, and your own personal experience.