Happy 79th Birthday to Andrew Sarris (born October 31, 1928), author of The American Cinema: Directors and Directions 1929-1968, film critic for The New York Observer, Columbia Professor, and King of American Auteurists. Long may he reign! Tags: Andrew Sarrisauteurism — C. Jerry KutnerC. Jerry Kutner is a frequent contributor to Bright Lights Film Journal. Visit his website at home.earthlink.net/~cjk5.