The Auteur Theory-Intro Part Considering the collaborative process of filmmaking, especially nowadays in most film production, the concept of there being a singular creative supervisor is debatable. Nonetheless one cannot deny the existence of directional motifs and instances of thematic and stylistic elements within the work of filmmakers like Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock. These directors indicate that within traditions and genres lies the overall definition of an auteur: a director whose inventive traits are listed throughout his/her work like a signature. Auteurism rose to the surface in the 1950s French New Wave criticism as an appraisal of Hollywood directors who were ready to avoid the rules of the studio system and create films that were distinctively their own.
Tim Burton’s style is mysterious, creepy and exciting. In Tim Burton’s movie Edward Scissorhands, the main character Edward, is a mysterious and creepy person. Edward doesn’t understand what it’s like to be around people because all his life he lived alone in a castle, and had no clue idea how to socialize since his creator died and didn’t teach Edward much about the world. Burton uses an invigorating way to express his characters, because they are very diverse, and since they are diverse, it excites people to learn more about these specific characters he creates, such as Edward. The way Burton introduces these characters can intrigue many people to watch his movies.
Traffaut scenary choice was intended for Antonie since he was always isolated in Paris but now he has finally found the freedom to discover himself. Hitchcock used the setting and characters actions to produce a horror genre movie. These two filmmakers produced unique movies, which follows the Auteur Theory. A lot of filmmakers have interepreted the auteur theory is based on the scripts in which the director chooses to make.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the Misfit is depicted as a violent criminal who has escaped from the federal penitentiary. At first, the Misfit appears to be compassionate towards the grandmother, but when the grandmother identifies the Misfit as the escaped criminal, the Misfit becomes volatile and eventually violent towards the family. Although many would assume that the Misfit is psychotic, he opts to kill the family in order to save himself from being put back in the federal penitentiary.
Both Marc and Agnès have questionable realities. Just like the Nighthawks painting, there is not a clear story. Everything must be inferred from the audience’s perspective. Carrère created the film so the audience struggles to comprehend his way of creating
During the Great Depression money and jobs were a difficult thing to attain, instead, what Frank Lucas does is steal money and pursue immoral acts to achieve his desires. This ties in with Frank Lucas in the film because he does corruptive actions, like the one’s in this quote, that prove his character becomes destroyed by immorality. It is evident that Gatsby and Lucas great aspirations destruct each of the character’s nature. It is evident that Gatsby’s emotional conscious is demolished because he does not care that he is enacting illegal work for his dream. Tom accuses him of pursuing his unlawful acts and from Gatsby’s reply he shows no guilt.
Voldemort made many promises to Quirrell and deceived him to join him and his evil army, but Voldemort was driven by his own greed for the stone, and Quirrell was sent to his death during his fight with Harry; after he spent months lying to his fellow professors and his students about his true intentions. He told Harry, “There is no good or bad, only power and those too weak to seek it” (Rowling). This shows that he truly enthralled himself in Voldemort’s ideas and
Without knowing it Juan ends up getting sabotaged by the machine instead of him sabotaging the machine. Juan became addicted to his work in the censorship. This began to reflect on his normal life as well not only in the censorship office. The author describes “Soon his work became so absorbing that his noble mission blurred in his mind. ”(page 176, paragraph 4).
He doesn’t remember that he killed his father and that’s why he was sent to prison. Even though he doesn’t remember committing the crime, he still committed a crime. This does not give him a reason to go kill innocent people and become a murderer. That’s why I am not satisfied with his explanation to why he kills.
Evil over takes the heart and emotions of the younger man. This makes him commit an act of pure evil, taking the life of another human. Evil lurks throughout the whole story. It slowly drives the man crazy, making him think unration. Nothing good could come from evil committed.
The Auteur Theory, a theory formulated by François Truffaut states the idea that the true author of a film is the director. The Auteur Theory revolves around how the director leaves an implicit mark on the film and because of this cinematic, literary, or thematic signature or motif, they are credited as the author of the film. While there are numerous people involved in the production of a film, with some directors it is truly prominent who can be described as the author of the film such as with Mel Brooks. Mel Brooks, renown comical director and screenwriter is one instance of the undeniability of the Auteur Theory. Despite Mel Brook’s complete involvement in his films, writing, co-writing, directing, and even starring in many of his films,
Well-respected, director Tim Burton has always been credited for the uniqueness of his many films. He has directed, produced, and written many classic films in his life, and there is no doubt he will make any more. Often influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price, Burton’s films are regularly remakes of well-known tales, reimagined as twisted with dark spins. His films Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Edward Scissorhands all demonstrate how one of a kind his screenplays are. Though Burton uses many meaningful cinematic techniques across these films, his use of lighting stands out.
In the movie Finding Forrester (2000) Jamal is faced with an identity issue. Jamal being an inner-city kid with a reputation to uphold is clearly leading a double life. His neighborhood life is one of a streetwise, trash-talking thug who doesn 't want any of his “boys” to know the real Jamal. On the other hand the true Jamal is a bright, talented and goal oriented young man that is scared to show his true identity. That is until William Forrester challenges him to write with his heart first, then rewrite with his head (Sant, 2000).
They are left to fend for themselves and try to recreate a small, boyish society. There are two boys in particular, Jack and Roger, which display sociopathic and psychopathic personality traits respectively. Jack is a manipulative yet organized young boy that persuades others trapped on the island to join his tribe of hunters—a group of boys that rejected the want for civilized structure and rules and instead devote their time to killing animals for pleasure. At the beginning of the novel, clues about Jack’s sociopathy are given when he torments the smaller kids for his own amusement.