Auteur Theory 6
The auteur theory showcases three domains the first being technique, then personal style
and the third being interior meaning. According to the model, there are no specifications on how
the three components are presented and weighted in a movie. An auteur describes a director who
gives films a unique quality that illustrates personal creativity abilities (Tredge, 2013, p. 1). The
theory involves analyzing films with the perception that the director is the “author” of the film.
While various French critics developed the argument, they were inspired by cinematic theories of
Andre Bazin and Andrew Astruc, and later Andrew Sarris coined the term in 1962. Several
directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, and Tom Burton are considered auteurs
based on a recurring theme, reusing of cast and crew and a distinctive evident personal imprint
on the audio and visual of the movie.
Stanley Kubrick Authorship
Stanley Kubrick was a renowned American filmmaker and scriptwriter and has directed
several highly acclaimed films in a career that span for more than four decades. He is recognized
for his distinctive selection of characters, slow method of working, a powerful soundtrack and
technical precision hence the consideration of an auteur. Although he worked a variety of genres
including horror, science fiction, war and comedy, each of his films has traits that represent his
print. Unique camera style is one of the trademarks of Kubrick’s genius creations. Before he was
a movie director, Kubrick was an established photographer. He developed an interest in
photography at an early age and was predominantly motivated by his father who bought him his
first camera and installed a studio and darkroom in their New York apartment (Bane, 2006, p.
79). He soon became an adept photographer, and he sold his works to media houses. Kubrick
has a cunning eye for lighting and composition and the ability to capture images and videos that