Auteurism. au·teur·ism. noun. The definition of auteurism is the belief that a movie should primarily reveal the director’s feelings and beliefs as if he has written it himself. The theory that the director’s vision should be clearly seen in a movie is an example of auterism.
Auteur. au – teur. noun. The definition of auteur is a person who is so involved in its development that his creative vision is evident in the film. A film director with his own unique style of movie is an example of an auteur.
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“I’ve been running an auteurist magazine for 21 years. And auteurism, for all its flaws, it’s not a perfect system, but when you get filmmakers making things direct from their personal experience that’s the kind of movie I like best,” Nick James, former editor of Sight And Sound.
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