Tag Archives: auteur

North by Northwest

If small details are the key to Hitchcock’s films, North by Northwest is really about a woman’s quest for significance and a man’s need for a make-over.

Die Hard

What makes a classic film? The plot’s originality, director’s vision, or the star’s magnetism? Paradoxically, any, all, yet none of the above. It’s the audience.

Room

In adapting Emma Donoghue’s award-winning novel, Lenny Abrahamson extends a cinematic tradition established by French master, Robert Bresson.

Dazed and Confused

Belonging to a tradition that dates back to Rebel Without a Cause, Richard Linklater’s early masterpiece also owes some debt of gratitude to Robert Altman.


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