Quote of the Day: Louis B. Mayer

The sign of a clever auteur is to achieve the illusion that there is a sole individual responsible for magnificent creations that require thousands of people to accomplish.


  1. I think this comment is true... although such auteurs can be very annoying.

  2. Yes. When an audience is too aware of the auteur at the expense of the story, I become a bit restless and uneasy for some reason.

    This is one reason why I have a special spot in my film-watcher's heart for William Wyler. He steps out of the way and lets the story speak for itself.


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