Alfred Hitchcock Auteur Theory

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The most recognizable names in directing have become well known because of their signature style of directing. The auteur theory, defined by Bringing out the meaning: Deacy, Nolan, Scorsese, and what films 'mean', is giving the director credit as the author of the movie due to the directors creative hand through the filmmaking process (Ellis). Throughout the decades, some names have stood out more than others based on the critical acclaim of their films. Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick are two well known directors, both considered to be highly influential people in film; even with their varying directorial styles and techniques.
Alfred Hitchcock is known for his mystery/horror films, earning him the title as the "Master of Suspense". He
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The director of The Godfather parts one and two are classics, and have become engraved in the legacy of Francis Ford Coppola. As described in an online article, The Godfather films revolutionized new ideas in cinematography for future films by the use of minimally lit rooms that were often used in the movie (Konow, Filming The Light and Dark Side of The Godfather). However, while Coppola had the potential to become the iconic auteur with many critically successful films to last into the coming years, Coppola’s career spiraled downward. Financial problems cause his next few films to be received differently among critics, he couldn’t recreate the masterpiece and influence that The Godfather…show more content…
As discussed in The Cinema of Martin Scorsese, many of his films have a documentary styled set up: voice over narration, date captions, and historical references (Friedman 170). These documentary derived techniques can be seen in his movies such as Goodfellas and Casino. Another of Martin Scorsese’s frequently used techniques is the use of freeze frames, when the camera suddenly freezes it adds further drama to the scene (Friedman 170). Not only does the techniques used appear often, but the themes conveyed in his movies are also recurring. Dougan says in Martin Scorsese Close Up The Making of his Movies that “His films are an almost anthropological study of what it means to be Italian, Catholic, and repressed in post-war America (7). When it comes to Martin Scorsese and his movies he’s not alone; in his most popular films Robert De Niro appears as the leading role or as one of the central figures in the movie. From 1973 Mean Streets to Cape Fear in 1991, Robert De Niro became a regular. Dougan recalls another director Steven Spielberg, describing their relationship “As being yin and yang. They are both sides to the same
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