Title

Escaping Suburbia-A Study in Film Auteur

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

At SOURCE I will be presenting a study on the “Film Auteur” theory with regards to the filmmakers Tim Burton and The Coen Brothers. My presentation will use Powerpoint to show visuals from these filmmaker’s films that will help to explain how “auteur theory” works. Auteur theory refers to the filmmaker as the “author” of the film; meaning that they hold ultimate creative control and leave a lasting signature that is unique to their work. An example of an auteur trope is Tim Burton’s use of exaggerated body parts such as large eyes and long limbs that harken back to his influence from German Expressionism. I will be comparing the styles of these two authors with regards to their similar background of wishing to “escape suburbia” and enter a world of imagination and wonder.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson and Maria Sanders

Department/Program

Film Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/escaping-suburbia-a-study-in-film-auteur/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Escaping Suburbia-A Study in Film Auteur

Ellensburg

At SOURCE I will be presenting a study on the “Film Auteur” theory with regards to the filmmakers Tim Burton and The Coen Brothers. My presentation will use Powerpoint to show visuals from these filmmaker’s films that will help to explain how “auteur theory” works. Auteur theory refers to the filmmaker as the “author” of the film; meaning that they hold ultimate creative control and leave a lasting signature that is unique to their work. An example of an auteur trope is Tim Burton’s use of exaggerated body parts such as large eyes and long limbs that harken back to his influence from German Expressionism. I will be comparing the styles of these two authors with regards to their similar background of wishing to “escape suburbia” and enter a world of imagination and wonder.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CAH/15