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Rick Spears and James Callahan Deconstruct Creativity in The Auteur

 “There are no works, there are only auteurs.” -Jean Giraudoux In 1954, François Truffaut coined the phrase la politique des auteurs. So-called “auteur theory” is an ideologically individualist approach to film criticism that reformed both academic and popular approaches to cinema. Without undue digression, auteur theory can be understood as simply the idea that films […]