Auteur definitions

ō-tûr', ō-tœr'
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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A filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong personal style.
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The primary creator of a film, esp. the director.
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A film director with a distinctive personal style.
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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.
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Origin of auteur

Borrowing from French auteur (“author”). Popularised by François Truffaut in the 1954 essay “Une certaine tendance du cinéma français” (“A certain tendency in French cinema”) in the influential film journal Cahiers du cinéma as the phrase “la politique des Auteurs”.