Andrew Sarris

A film critic for the Village Voice and the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PRDPER000003" title="New York Observer" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/newspapers/new-york-observer-PRDPER000003.topic">New York Observer</a>, Sarris was a leading proponent of the auteur theory -- that directors' work reflects their distinctive styles. He elevated the status of film directors and molded a generation of movie makers and reviewers. He was 83. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-andrew-sarris-20120622,0,963630.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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( Handout / June 30, 2012 )

A film critic for the Village Voice and the New York Observer, Sarris was a leading proponent of the auteur theory -- that directors' work reflects their distinctive styles. He elevated the status of film directors and molded a generation of movie makers and reviewers. He was 83. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2012

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