The aurhor states explicitly in his 1975 text that: 'There exists not a single concept that would be more ambiguous and vague than that of a 'filmic author'. There exists not a single concept that would contain more contradictions and cause more misunderstanding'. In the first part of the article, he attempts to define the concept of the filmic 'auteur' and outlines how the idea of authorship was approached in the history of cinema. He also points out that it is a paradox to discuss the concept of the author against the background of the cinema as any film is the result of teamwork. He stresses the relationship between the emergence of the so-called policy of authors and the activities of the editors of 'Cahiers du Cinéma'. He also adds that the death of the author may be predicted only if the author is regarded as an owner, an absolute lord and master. Meanwhile, he argues that the 'auteur' film uses various codes, transforms them, destroys and imposes upon itself its own codes, while the author makes statements in the film and at the same time disappears.
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