auteurism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auteur +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

auteurism ‎(uncountable)

  1. (film) A theory that considers a work of cinema or television as the work of its director, rather than of the actors or producers
    • 2007 October 15, Ginia Bellafante, “Emerging From a Coma a Slightly Better Person”, in New York Times[1]:
      Samantha Who?, a comedy beginning tonight on ABC, makes quite a good case against auteurism.