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Disney, proud supporter of the auteur theory.

There I was, stuck in traffic, when an ad for "The Last Song" came on the radio, complete with a Miley Cyrus track in the background, an obligatory mention that it's "based on a bestseller by Nicholas Sparks," a few bon mots of romantic longing and a blaring end note: "Directed by Julie Anne Robinson." This last part caught me off guard. As a connoisseur of drive-time movie commercials, I know that it's rare that the director gets mentioned unless they're...