Martin Scorsese: Auteurism in Gangs of New York
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... Martin Scorsese: Auteurism in Gangs of New York During the 1950s, the auteur theory was coinedby a group of French critics. This theory holds that a film epitomizes the vision of an individual artist, and that as the writer is the author of a book or a painter the author of a painting, the director is likewise the author of a film (Scott para. 7). Moreover, as any artist has a certain stamp, trademark, or brand noticeable in his works, a director likewise has a pattern in theme, language, and treatment in his films.
As this is the case for auteur theory, there is a tendency for directors to be predictable in their work. However, Martin Scorsese, an auteur in practice, despite having a stamp of ...