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10th Dec '17 6:03:17 PM BrainScience
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** After Konami got rid of Kojima proper, Sony quickly piced Kojima up and essentially handed him a blank check to make his new game, ''VideoGame/DeathStranding''.
10th Nov '17 11:27:02 AM Pren
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* Creator/RianJohnson was given full control of his own ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy after Disney was impressed with his work on ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Apparently the only restriction is that it can't be about the major characters of the main series, which stands out all the more with the original directors of ''Film/StarWars9'' and ''Film/{{Solo}}'' getting fired for refusing to follow studio orders just a few months earlier.
21st Sep '17 8:09:25 PM trulymadmoves
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** It's often assumed that ExecutiveMeddling is to blame for the existence of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}'', being a horribly-received sequel to Pixar's then-most-lukewarmly received film that nevertheless rakes in billions in merchandise. Not quite--John Lasseter can't be forced to make a film by the executives at Disney, because as of shortly after the release of the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'', John Lasseter ''is'' the executives at Disney (specifically, he's in charge of ''all'' Disney feature animation). The ''Cars'' universe is simply his pet project, and Disney has no reason to object to him using his auteur license to produce more ''Cars'' films at Pixar and ''Planes'' films at [=DisneyToon=] Studios when he packs them full of more marketable vehicle characters than your average ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' generation.
9th Sep '17 4:41:14 PM jesseblue89
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* Truly talented director MichaelCimino got his license with ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' and promptly lost it with ''Film/HeavensGate''.

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* Truly talented director MichaelCimino Creator/MichaelCimino got his license with ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' and promptly lost it with ''Film/HeavensGate''.
17th Jul '17 4:21:00 PM rjd1922
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* For ''Creator/TaroYoko'' this came into effect after ''VideoGame/NieR''. During the development of the first ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', Yoko had to continuously fight Square to keep his and the team's distinct artistic vision intact, because Square was afraid the game was too dark and nihilistic. After the game managed to win over a small but dedicated fanbase, Square was willing to fund a second game but wanted something more marketable, and to that end he was only lightly involved with ''Drakengard 2''. However, this lead to one of the more divisive games in the series exactly because of its LighterAndSofter nature, and as a result he was allowed back in the director's seat for the franchise with ''[=NieR=]'', a GaidenGame. Though it wasn't very profitable it eventually became a CultClassic and widely considered an amazing game. Due to its critical success Yoko has essentially been given free rein to do as he pleases, though it stands that his games still don't sell all that well, leading him to wonder if Square is insane for continuing to fund them.

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* For ''Creator/TaroYoko'' Creator/TaroYoko this came into effect after ''VideoGame/NieR''. During the development of the first ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'', Yoko had to continuously fight Square to keep his and the team's distinct artistic vision intact, because Square was afraid the game was too dark and nihilistic. After the game managed to win over a small but dedicated fanbase, Square was willing to fund a second game but wanted something more marketable, and to that end he was only lightly involved with ''Drakengard 2''. However, this lead to one of the more divisive games in the series exactly because of its LighterAndSofter nature, and as a result he was allowed back in the director's seat for the franchise with ''[=NieR=]'', a GaidenGame. Though it wasn't very profitable it eventually became a CultClassic and widely considered an amazing game. Due to its critical success Yoko has essentially been given free rein to do as he pleases, though it stands that his games still don't sell all that well, leading him to wonder if Square is insane for continuing to fund them.
15th Jul '17 10:45:09 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/FrankCapra was notable for getting one of these in the confines of the studio system during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' was a SleeperHit that basically turned Creator/ColumbiaPictures into a major studio overnight, and became to first film to sweep the "Big 5" Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). After that Columbia gave him carte blanche to do what he wanted, and he was one of the first directors to become a household name (he later called his autobiography ''The Name Above the Title''). After a while he clashed with Columbia chief Harry Cohn and moved on, but he still had major clout to make several early attempts at setting up an independent production company. He fell out of favor with the public after World War II but still had a strong legacy as a filmmaker. Ironically, Andrew Sarris slammed him viciously in ''The American Cinema'', but his top films have been since VindicatedByHistory.

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* While it's an era often seen as "the studio system", a number of directors in the studio actually had AuteurLicense:
** Creator/ErnstLubitsch benefited from being his own producer (and briefly in charge of production of other films at Paramount), and his films were openly marketed as having "the Lubitsch touch"[[note]]Which is defined by film critics as "I can't explain it, but I can recognize it when I see it"[[/note]]. All of his films were produced per his wishes and he was a film-maker who was quite famous and well known in the time. ''Film/SullivansTravels'' for instance has Veronica Lake noting that she wants to audition for a Lubitsch film.
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Creator/FrankCapra was notable for getting one of these in another film-maker who was quite famous and well known to the confines of the studio system during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.public. ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' was a SleeperHit that basically turned Creator/ColumbiaPictures into a major studio overnight, and became to first film to sweep the "Big 5" Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). After that Columbia gave him carte blanche to do what he wanted, and he was one of the first directors to become a household name (he later called his autobiography ''The Name Above the Title''). After a while he clashed with Columbia chief Harry Cohn and moved on, but on. In TheForties, he still had major clout co-operated with Creator/WilliamWyler and Creator/GeorgeStevens to make several early attempts at setting up form an independent production company. company which fell apart with the flop of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. He fell out of favor with the public after World War II but still had a strong legacy as a filmmaker. II, making six films after that albeit living long enough for his films to be rediscovered. Ironically, Andrew Sarris slammed him viciously in ''The American Cinema'', but Cinema'' since, in his top view Capra was a little too well-known compared to the LesserStar he wanted to elevate (and the fact that Capra's career visibly declined which was against auteurist beliefs[[note]]Since they argued that all films made by an auteur, or a great director were worth seeing, and that the idea that talent can run up, was heresy, Capra was not simpatico[[/note]] but he was respected both by his peers and by younger film-makers, and he lived to see ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' become VindicatedByHistory.
** Writer-Directors in the Golden Age generally had AuteurLicense, and indeed many of them claimed they became directors to protect their scripts from PrimaDonnaDirector who didn't understand the stuff they put on page. Examples include, Creator/PrestonSturges, a very active and respected screenwriter throughout TheThirties, who made a series of extremely successful and influential comedies in TheForties, Creator/JosephLMankiewicz (who began as a producer, then a screenwriter and then writer-director), famous for ''Film/AllAboutEve'' (he lost his during the production of ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'', aka the movie that killed the Golden Age), and Lubitsch's apprentice, Creator/BillyWilder (who had it for most of his career but lost it during ''Film/ThePrivateLifeOfSherlockHolmes'').
** Careful research has actually shown that a number of directors people saw as journeyman were actually quite shrewd and domineering. Creator/HowardHawks for instance who's often seen as a nuts-and-bolts film-maker who didn't
have been since VindicatedByHistory.a style, was careful to avoid making films at any one studio and work as a free agent, thereby allowing him freedom to not be tied to making one kind of film in one kind of style for too long. Creator/AlfredHitchcock, from ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' onwards made films his way, and Creator/OttoPreminger was especially bold and fearless in not only making his films as per his vision, but repeatedly, and successfully, challenging censorship and doing more than any other film-maker of his time, to improve freedom of expression in Hollywood. Both Hitchcock and Preminger were the two most well-known film-makers of their era, and public celebrities, hence the reason for Hitchcock promoting a successful TV show based on his own brand, and Preminger being enough of a household name that he appeared as Mr. Freeze in ''Series/{{Batman}}''.
15th Jul '17 10:14:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* After ''Series/HappyDays'' became a runaway hit, {{Creator/ABC}} let Creator/GarryMarshall tinker with the show as he saw fit (which is how ChuckCunninghamSyndrome and JumpingTheShark came to be), and basically picked up any new shows he produced. Some of them also became hits (''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', ''Series/MorkAndMindy''), others flopped badly (''Blansky's Beauties'', ''Out of the Blue'', ''Who's Watching the Kids?'').

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* After ''Series/HappyDays'' became a runaway hit, {{Creator/ABC}} let Creator/GarryMarshall tinker with the show as he saw fit (which is how ChuckCunninghamSyndrome and JumpingTheShark came to be), and basically picked up any ''any'' new shows he produced. Some of them also became hits (''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', ''Series/MorkAndMindy''), others flopped badly (''Blansky's Beauties'', ''Out of the Blue'', ''Who's Watching the Kids?'').
15th Jul '17 10:11:31 PM Ezclee4050
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* Creator/FrankCapra was notable for getting one of these in the confines of the studio system during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' was a SleeperHit that basically turned Creator/ColumbiaPictures into a major studio overnight, and became to first film to sweep the "Big 5" Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). After that he had carte blanche to do what he wanted, and he was one of the first directors to become a household name (he later called his autobiography ''The Name Above the Title''). After a while he clashed with Columbia chief Harry Cohn and moved on, but he still had major clout to make several early attempts at setting up an independent production company. He fell out of favor with the public after World War II but still had a strong legacy as a filmmaker. Ironically, Andrew Sarris slammed him viciously in ''The American Cinema'', but his top films have been since VindicatedByHistory.

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* Creator/FrankCapra was notable for getting one of these in the confines of the studio system during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' was a SleeperHit that basically turned Creator/ColumbiaPictures into a major studio overnight, and became to first film to sweep the "Big 5" Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). After that he had Columbia gave him carte blanche to do what he wanted, and he was one of the first directors to become a household name (he later called his autobiography ''The Name Above the Title''). After a while he clashed with Columbia chief Harry Cohn and moved on, but he still had major clout to make several early attempts at setting up an independent production company. He fell out of favor with the public after World War II but still had a strong legacy as a filmmaker. Ironically, Andrew Sarris slammed him viciously in ''The American Cinema'', but his top films have been since VindicatedByHistory.
15th Jul '17 6:41:20 PM Ezclee4050
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* After ''Series/HappyDays'' became a runaway hit, {{Creator/ABC}} let Creator/GarryMarshall tinker with the show as he saw fit (which is how ChuckCunninghamSyndrome and JumpingTheShark came to be), and basically picked up any new shows he produced. Some of them also became hits (''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', ''Series/MorkAndMindy''), others flopped badly (''Blansky's Beauties'', ''Out of the Blue'', ''Who's Watching the Kids?'').
* {{Creator/CBS}} gave Creator/ChuckLorre the Garry Marshall/ABC treatment after ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' hit it big.
15th Jul '17 4:06:39 PM Ezclee4050
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* Creator/FrankCapra was notable for getting one of these in the confines of the studio system during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' was a SleeperHit that basically turned Creator/ColumbiaPictures into a major studio overnight, and became to first film to sweep the "Big 5" Oscars (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Screenplay). After that he had carte blanche to do what he wanted, and he was one of the first directors to become a household name (he later called his autobiography ''The Name Above the Title''). After a while he clashed with Columbia chief Harry Cohn and moved on, but he still had major clout to make several early attempts at setting up an independent production company. He fell out of favor with the public after World War II but still had a strong legacy as a filmmaker. Ironically, Andrew Sarris slammed him viciously in ''The American Cinema'', but his top films have been since VindicatedByHistory.
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