“In film criticism, auteur theory holds that a director’s film reflects the director’s personal creative vision, as if they were the primary “auteur” (the French word for “author”).”
“Auteur theory has influenced film criticism since 1954, when it was advocated by film director and critic François Truffaut. This method of film analysis was originally associated with the French New Wave and the film critics who wrote for the French film review periodical Cahiers du Cinéma. Auteur theory was developed a few years later in America through the writings of The Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris. Sarris used auteur theory as a way to further the analysis of what defines serious work through the study of respected directors and their films.”
“A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication.”
The AuteurCast is a weekly podcast dedicated to filmmakers, their movies and film criticism with an emphasis on indie, foreign and art house films.
Each episode is one entry into an overall series of filmmaker retrospectives. We examine essential, important, major and minor works of interesting and pop culture filmmakers, whether that be the obscure, early works from Paul Verhoeven, World Cinema in Zhang Ke Jia or mainstream Hollywood fare of Zack Snyder. We encourage discussion, debate and dissection but overall a reverence to Cinema around the world. We hope you enjoy our show!