Are directors always the author of a movie?
Film culture pushes the Auteur theory so forcefully, we rarely question if the concept accurately applies to what we're watching.
I'm hoping to assemble a crowd sourced list which showcases some examples of pictures where another person, other than the director, could be seen as the "real" auteur. This could be a producer, a cinematographer, an actor, a composer, the writer, the creator of the film's source material—basically anyone you could argue is equally, or more responsible, for what we're seeing and hearing on screen.
So please, offer some suggestions. Be sure to include the film's title, along with the person (or thing), you think fits this bill. Don't shy away from controversial opinions. We can handle it.
I've given a few slightly obvious examples to start the list off and help illustrate exactly what I'm trying to get at.