PETER WOLLEN THE AUTEUR THEORY PDF

The auteur was perceived as an individual who clearly left the mark of his personality upon the film process. Traditionally, the model of an author in the cinema was that of the European director with an open artistic aspiration and full control over film. However, as Peter Wollen points out, the careers of these acclaimed European directors could often stagnate or even be reduced to total anonymity as they crossed the Atlantic to continue making films in Hollywood. Thus, it was the structure of the films made by the same director that was analyzed. The director was considered an auteur if his work was unified and added up to a coherent body of signifiers, which included recurring themes and motifs. In theory at least, the director could be a terrible artist and still an auteur.

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The auteur was perceived as an individual who clearly left the mark of his personality upon the film process. Traditionally, the model of an author in the cinema was that of the European director with an open artistic aspiration and full control over film. However, as Peter Wollen points out, the careers of these acclaimed European directors could often stagnate or even be reduced to total anonymity as they crossed the Atlantic to continue making films in Hollywood.

Thus, it was the structure of the films made by the same director that was analyzed. The director was considered an auteur if his work was unified and added up to a coherent body of signifiers, which included recurring themes and motifs. In theory at least, the director could be a terrible artist and still an auteur. The auteur theory implies an operation of decipherment.

Lesser auteurs are defined by a core of basic motifs, which remain constant, whereas the great directors must be defined in terms of shifting relations, in their singularity as well as their uniformity. The director achieved such comparable unity by reducing film genres in his work to two: crazy comedy and adventure drama.

In many of his adventure dramas, Hawks explored the phenomenon of heroism. In his crazy comedies, Hawks depicts two primary themes: first, regression to childhood, infantilism as in Monkey Business or savagery as in The Ransom of the Red Chief; second, the theme of sex-reversal and role-reversal as in Bringing up Baby and I Was a Male War Bride.

However, such structuralist criticism, he suggests, cannot rest at the perception of resemblances or repetitions but must also comprehend a system of differences and oppositions.

When comparing several films of the same director, it is possible to decipher a certain structure, which underlines and shapes the film. Finally, the auteur theory redefines film evaluation. Focus in the process of evaluation should lie not in the exhaustive interpretation, but in the productivity of the work. Questions to Ponder 1. Wollen insists that structure of the film is undoubtedly the main characteristic to observe in auteur films.

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Peter Wollen obituary

He helped bring together an unlikely galaxy of artist film-makers for the International Forum on Avant-Garde Film at the Edinburgh film festival in After a short period teaching at Essex University in the s, Wollen increasingly based his life and career in the US. He also taught in New York: among his students at Columbia University was the future director Kathryn Bigelow , who moved from painting to cinema under his influence. Born in Woodford, north-east London, Peter was the son of Douglas Wollen, a Methodist minister whose postings changed every few years, and Winifred nee Waterman , a teacher. They were socialists and pacifists, and sent him to Kingswood, a boarding school in Bath, where he became interested in avant-garde art movements.

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