Opening Bazin: Postwar Film Theory and Its Afterlife [NOOK Book]

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With the full range of his voluminous writings finally viewable, Andre Bazin seems more deserving than ever to be considered the most influential of all writers on film. His brief career, 1943-58, helped bring about the leap from classical cinema to the modern art of Renoir, Welles, and neorealism. Founder of Cahiers du Cinema, he encouraged the future New Wave directors to confront his telltale question, What is Cinema? This collection considers another vital question, Who is Bazin? In it, thirty three renowned ...
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Overview

With the full range of his voluminous writings finally viewable, Andre Bazin seems more deserving than ever to be considered the most influential of all writers on film. His brief career, 1943-58, helped bring about the leap from classical cinema to the modern art of Renoir, Welles, and neorealism. Founder of Cahiers du Cinema, he encouraged the future New Wave directors to confront his telltale question, What is Cinema? This collection considers another vital question, Who is Bazin? In it, thirty three renowned film scholars--including de Baecque, Elsaesser, Gunning, and MacCabe--tackle Bazin's meaning for the 2st century. They have found in his writings unmistakable traces of Flaubert, Bergson, Breton, and Benjamin and they have pursued this vein to the gold mine of Deleuze and Derrida. They have probed and assessed his ideas on film history, style, and technique, measuring him against today's media regime, while measuring that regime against him. They have located the precious ore of his thought couched within striations of French postwar politics and culture, and they have revealed the unexpected effects of that thought on filmmakers and film culture on four continents. Open Bazin; you will find a treasure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199792894
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dudley Andrew is R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University. He is the author of numerous publications, including What Cinema Is! and Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film.

Hervé Joubert-Laurencin is a leading authority in France on Bazin and the author of Pasolini: Portrait du poete en cineaste and La lettre volante: Quatre essais sur le cinema d'animation.

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Table of Contents

A Binocular Preface, Dudley Andrew and Herve Joubert-Laurencin
Acknowledgments
Part One: Lineage
1. A Bazinian Half-Century, Thomas Elsaesser
2. Cinema Across Fault Lines: Bazin and the French School of Geography, Ludovic Cortade
3. Evolution and Event in Qu'est-ce que le cinema?, Tom Conley
4. The Reality of Hallucination in Andre Bazin, Jean-Francois Chevrier
5. Beyond the Image in Benjamin and Bazin: The Aura of the Event, Monica Dall'Asta
6. Bazin as Modernist, Colin MacCabe
7. Film and Plaster: The Mold of History, Jean-Michel Frodon
8. From Bazin to Deleuze: A Matter of Depth, Diane Arnaud
9. Deconstruction avant la lettre: Jacques Derrida Before Andre Bazin, Louis-Georges Schwartz
Part Two: Aesthetics
10. Belief in Bazin, Philip Rosen
11. The World in Its Own Image: The Myth of Total Cinema, Tom Gunning
12. The Afterlife of Superimposition, Daniel Morgan
13. The Difference of Cinema in the System of the Arts, Angela Dalle Vacche
14. Malraux, Bazin, and the Gesture of Picasso, Dudley Andrew
15. Incoherent Spasms and the Dignity of Signs: Bazin's Bresson, Noa Steimatskky
16. Animals: an Adventure in Bazin's Ontology, Seung-hoon Jeong
17. Bazin's Exquisite Corpses, Ivone Margulies
18. Rewriting the Image: Two Effects of the Future-Perfect in Andre Bazin, Herve Joubert-Laurencin
Part Three: Historical Moment
19. The Eloquent Image: The Postwar Mission of Film and Criticism, Philip Watts
20. Bazin in Combat, Antoine de Baecque
21. Bazin the Censor?, Marc Vernet
22. Waves of Crisis in French Cinema, Jeremi Szaniawski
23. Bazin's Chaplin Myth and the Corrosive Lettrists, Rochelle Frack
24. Radical Ambitions in Postwar French Documentary, Steven Ungar
25. Bazin on the Margins of the Seventh Art, Grant Wiedenfeld
26. Television and the Auteur in the Late '50s, Michael Cramer
27. Andre Bazin's Bad Taste, James Tweedie
Part Four: Worldwide Influence
28. Montage Under Suspicion: Bazin's Russo-Soviet Reception, John MacKay
29. From Ripples to Waves: Bazin in Eastern Europe, Alice Lovejoy
30. Bazin in Brazil: A Welcome Visitor, Ismail Xavier
31. Bazin and the Politics of Realism in Mainland China, Cecile Lagesse
32. Japanese Readings: Textual Thread, Kan Nozaki
33. Japanese Lessons: Bazin's Cinematic Cosmopolitanism, Ryan Cook

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