Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
What is the fundamental distinction that makes a film-maker an 'auteur' today?
Historically we could argue that there were film makers who genuinely controlled all aspects of their creative work, Sergei Eisenstein, Orson Welles and Stanley Kubrick come to mind. Today in an increasingly complex cinematic world and one in which investment in films is perhaps more directly controlled by mega-studios how do we make this distinction?