Producer vs Auteur - What's the difference?

producer | auteur |


As a verb producer

is .

As a noun auteur is

a creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognisable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent ‘author’ of his works.

producer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (economics) An individual or organization that creates goods and services.
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  • One who produces an artistic production like a CD, a theater production, a film, a TV program and so on.
  • (biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
  • (UK, slang) An arrest for speeding after which the driver is allowed seven days in which to produce his/her driving licence and related documents at a police station.
  • (archaic) A furnace for producing combustible gas for fuel.
  • Derived terms

    * executive producer * primary producer

    Anagrams

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    auteur

    English

    (wikipedia auteur)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A creative artist, especially a film director, seen as having a specific, recognisable artistic vision, and who is seen as the single or preeminent ‘author’ of his works.
  • * 1974 , William Bender, "Call to vespers", Time , 11 Feb 1974:
  • The libretto was a piece of hack work from a Parisian scenario factory run by an enterprising auteur of sorts named Eugene Scribe.
  • * 2003 , "Broadway is bigger than ever", The Economist , 24 Apr 2003:
  • Since Mr Luhrmann first tackled the opera, he has entered the select circle of celebrity directors on the basis of only three films, including “Moulin Rouge”. And his “La Bohème”—designed by Mrs Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, a double Oscar-winner for “Moulin Rouge”—is avowedly the work of an auteur .
  • * 2011 , Jane Graham, The Guardian , 23 Jun 2011:
  • If a widely respected auteur such as Martin Scorsese, Allen or Malick has given you the stamp of approval, you might not live fast or die young, but you'll leave a good-looking legacy.

    Derived terms

    * auteur theory