RE: RARA-AVIS: Auteurism: Robison

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 02 Oct 2003

No writer is, Mike. Except for some slavish film critics. And perhaps a few writer-directors. Hitchcock never seemed to buy it himself, even though he apparently took a hand in the scripts in the films he directed (if, for example, Evan Hunter's experience on THE BIRDS is not unusual).

-----Original Message----- From: Michael Robison [mailto:]
 how Patricia complained about how the movie of her book was referred to as "Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train." My guess would be that she wasn't a big fan of the auteur philosophy.

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