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Auteurship vs. Auteur: What's the Difference?

Auteurship and Auteur Definitions


The role or status of auteur.


A filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over their works and has a strong personal style.


A creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognisable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent ‘author’ of his works.


A filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works

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