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Auterism Auter is defined as a French term for the film director who places a personal style on his or her films It was first coined by Francois Truffaut to describe the mark of a film director on his films A director can be considered an auteur if about five of his films depict a certain style that is definitely his own In other words much like one can look at a painting and tell if it is a Monet a Renoir or a Degas if a film director is an auteur one can look at his film and tell by style and recurring themes that it was made by a certain director In auteur films the director is many times what brings an audience to the theater instead of the actors or storyline Often famous directors are more highly billed in advertisements than the actors that the film stars To further prove the importance of directors styles on films three directors and their films will be analyzed Three such auteurs are Frederico Fellini Satyajit Ray and Alfred Hitchcock and it will be effective to discuss these particular directors work The Master of Suspense Hitchcock blends the traditional thriller with comedy and a dreamlike aspect Nearly all of Hitchcocks movies contain several themes and aspects which enrich the viewers enjoyment of the film It appears that emotion is the most important feeling he is trying to get across His mise-en-scene is perhaps the most recognizable of his contemporaries They all include a very tense feeling throughout most of the film which is strengthened through his camera angles zooms and the soundtrack Take for example the dream sequence in Vertigo The colors and music during his dream keep the audience on the edge of their seat and it finally culminates in a long close up of a very frightened Scotty played by Jimmy Stewart The score is deathly haunting the type of music
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