Opening Bazin: Postwar Film Theory and Its Afterlife

Opening Bazin: Postwar Film Theory and Its Afterlife

by Dudley Andrew, Herve Joubert-Laurencin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199733880

ISBN-13: 9780199733880

Pub. Date: 04/01/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

André Bazin remains one of the most read, most studied, and most engaging figures ever to have written about film. Fifty years after his death, he is still widely recognized as cinema's most significant philosopher-critic. Always an important presence within cinema theory, Bazin has seen a massive resurgence of interest among critics, scholars, and students

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André Bazin remains one of the most read, most studied, and most engaging figures ever to have written about film. Fifty years after his death, he is still widely recognized as cinema's most significant philosopher-critic. Always an important presence within cinema theory, Bazin has seen a massive resurgence of interest among critics, scholars, and students now that an electronic archive of his entire critical output has been catalogued. Opening Bazin assesses the great critic's influence and legacy, with essays from several generations of the very best film scholars: Gunning, Frodon, Margulies, Conley, MacCabe, Narboni, and Vernet, to name just a few. Ultimately, these essays reaffirm Bazin's relevance in this new century, tracing his lineage, debating his aesthetics, locating him in the rich cultural moment of postwar France, and tracking the effect of his thought around the world.

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ISBN-13:
9780199733880
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Andrew and Joubert-Laurencin A Binocular Preface

Part I: Lineage
Thomas Elsaesser A Bazinian Half-Century Ludovic Cortade Cinema Across Fault Lines: Bazin and the French School of Geography Tom Conley Evolution and Event in Qu'est-ce que le cinéma?
Jean-François Chevrier The Reality of Hallucination in André Bazin Monica Dall'Asta Beyond the Image in Benjamin and Bazin: the Aura of the Event Colin MacCabe Bazin as Modernist Jean-Michel Frodon Film and Plaster: the Mould of History Diane Arnaud From Bazin to Deleuze. A Matter of Depth Louis-Georges Schwartz Deconstruction avant la lettre: Jacques Derrida before André Bazin

Part II: Aesthetics
Philip Rosen Belief in Bazin Tom Gunning The World in its Own Image: The Myth of Total Cinema Daniel Morgan The Afterlife of Superimposition Angela Dalle Vacche The Difference of Cinema in the System of the Arts Dudley Andrew Malraux, Bazin, and the Gesture of Picasso Noa Steimatsky Incoherent Spasms and the Dignity of Signs: Bazin's Bresson Seung-hoon Jeong Animals: an Adventure in Bazin's Ontology Ivone Margulies Bazin's Exquisite Corpses Hervé Joubert-Laurencin Re-Writing the Image: Two Effects of the Future-Perfect in André Bazin

Part III: Historical Moment
Philip Watts The Eloquent Image: The Postwar Mission of Film and of Criticism Antoine de Baecque Bazin in Combat Marc Vernet Bazin the Censor?
Jeremi Szaniawski Waves of Crisis in French Cinema Rochelle Fack Bazin's Chaplin Myth and the Corrosive Lettrists Steven Ungar Radical Ambitions in Postwar French Documentary Grant Wiedenfeld Bazin on the Margins of the 7th Art Michael Cramer Television and the Auteur in the late Fifties James Tweedie André Bazin's Bad Taste

Part IV Worldwide Influence
John MacKay Montage Under Suspicion: Bazin's Russo-Soviet Reception Alice Lovejoy From Ripples to Waves: Bazin in Eastern Europe Ismail Xavier Bazin in Brazil: a Welcome Visitor Cecile Lagesse Bazin and the Politics of Realism in Mainland China Kan Nozaki Japanese Readings: the Textual Thread Ryan Cook Japanese Lessons: Bazin's Cinematic Cosmopolitanism

Index

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