auteurist

auteur

[oh-tur; French oh-tœr]
noun, plural auteurs [oh-turz; French oh-tœr] .
a filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp.

Origin:
1960–65; < French: literally, author, originator < Latin auctor. See author

auteurism, noun
auteurist, adjective, noun
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auteur (ɔːˈtɜː)
 
n
a director whose creative influence on a film is so great as to be considered its author
 
[French: author]
 
au'teurism
 
n
 
au'teurist
 
adj

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auteur
1962, from Fr., lit. "author" (see author).
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