• “The Directors Series” Presents Free Immersive Studies of Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Paul Thomas Anderson & Christopher Nolan

    4 monthes ago - By Open Culture

    Humorist and movie critic Joe Queenan once stood outside a theater after a screening of Jurassic Park and asked each exiting viewer if they knew who directed the film they'd just seen. Only five out of the ten who talked to him, he reported, could name Steven Spielberg. (Not just one but two of those who couldn't said, inexplicably, that the Michael Crichton adaptation had been directed by Stephen King.)
    Queenan pulled this stunt as an informal test of "auteur theory," which holds that the director, despite the inherently collaborative nature of the medium, is ultimately the "author" of a...
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