Auteurism

Hitchcock has been mentioned to be an auteuristic director, creating a style so powerfully associated with him that viewers know right away who the director is. Christopher Nolan is an example of a current auteuristic director. His style is so specific that almost everyone knows only a couple minutes into the film who directed it. His works like The Dark Knight, Inception, and the new film Interstellar have a feel about them that makes it impossible to believe someone else could’ve directed it. Nolan incorporates things such as a psychological effect on the viewers and the internal struggle of characters throughout his work much like how Hitchcock incorporated motifs or underlying themes. Christopher Nolan is following in Hitchcock’s footsteps by creating a style that is recognizably his own.

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