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Auteur filmmakers: case studies in cinema

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Dominic Topp
Academic year

Module overview

The term ‘auteur’ has been borrowed from literature, but how useful or appropriate a description is it when applied to the work of a filmmaker? In this module, we will examine this question through a study of the work of one filmmaker, locating the films in their socio-historical, political, artistic, industrial, and cinematic contexts. The relationship of the films to their national and transnational contexts will be explored, and we will consider the aesthetic traditions, influences, and innovations which have shaped them.