- auteur: n. (pl. auteurs) 〔 ...
- theory: n. 1.理論，學理，原理。 2.學 ...
- the auteur theory: 導演中心論
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"). In spite of?and sometimes even because of?the production of the film as part of an industrial process, the auteur's creative voice is distinct enough to shine through all kinds of studio interference and through the collective process.