Compose a 2000 words essay on Post-War European Films and the Concept of Auteur. Needs to be plagiarism free!
The essay “Post-War European Films and the Concept of Auteur” describes the concept of the ‘auteur’, especially in the context of post-war European cinema, from the films of the Spanish director Almodovar. The paper also focuses on the different themes that can be found in the works of Almodovar, in order to explain why the ‘auteur’ is now an important part of contemporary European cinema.
There have been a lot of developments in European cinema since the Second World War ended. Some of the filmmakers in Europe actually experimented with new ideas and concepts on how to make films, as well as on the very technique and purpose of filmmaking in itself. Some filmmakers experimented on social realism, while some also experimented in making magical realist, existentialist, psychological, and symbolic films. However, there is one particular development on post-war filmmaking in Europe that has caught the attention of the researcher, and this is the concept of ‘auteur’.
In fact, many popular European filmmakers are actually categorized by scholars of film studies as an example of an auteur, and one of the most famous is the Spanish director and filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, the director of the films “Matador,” “Hable con Ella,” and “Volver”. In order to explain the importance of the concept of the “auteur” in European cinema, it is important first to define this concept, especially in the context of post-war filmmaking in Europe. The word auteur is actually a French word, this word actually means the ‘author’.