A couple of weeks ago, the Crossroads Alpha gang got together to discuss Auteurism and Individual Vision. Auteur Theory was advocated by French film director and critic François Truffaut in 1954 and was a method of film analysis that grew from the French New Wave and the cinema critics of Cahiers du Cinéma. It was further developed by The Village Voice critic Andrew Sarris as a way to differentiate “serious” work through the study of respected directors with singular visions. Essentially, it claims that creators with a powerful vision are responsible for the success or failings of a work due to the fact that the text is shaped by their individual voice — despite the collaborative nature of filmmaking. 60+ years later, Psycho Drive-In publisher Paul Brian McCoy, Comics Bulletin publisher Jason Sacks, Video Game Break‘s Carlos Rodela, Musehack‘s Steven Savage, Indie Haven‘s Jose San Mateo, and Ganriki.org‘s Serdar Yegulalp held a round table discussion about whether or not Auteurism was a valid approach to criticism or if the individual vision of a single creator was needed to craft a successful work in film, television, comics, manga, games, or anime. We also discuss whether or not auteurism is a valid way of approaching a work critically, and just how should the term really be defined for the 21st Century. And the discussion gets more interesting as it goes on. Listen/Download HERE: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-137597/TS-959580.mp3 on iTunes HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/…/crossroads-alpha-po…/id980923568… Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.