Monthly Archives: November 2016

Director as Auteur – Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ and Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’

To be an author is to come up with an idea, and to manifest that idea into a text. This was quite a foreign notion within the Classic Hollywood era, in which Hollywood was known colloquially as the ‘Dream Factory’ – a result of the formulaic, economic mode of film creation at the time.

Director as Auteur – Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ and Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’

To be an author is to come up with an idea, and to manifest that idea into a text. This was quite a foreign notion within the Classic Hollywood era, in which Hollywood was known colloquially as the ‘Dream Factory’ – a result of the formulaic, economic mode of film creation at the time.