What Is Cinema?: Volume II / Edition 1

What Is Cinema?: Volume II / Edition 1

by Andre Bazin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520242289

ISBN-13: 9780520242289

Pub. Date: 12/13/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

André Bazin's What Is Cinema? (volumes I and II) have been classics of film studies for as long as they've been available and are considered the gold standard in the field of film criticism. Although Bazin made no films, his name has been one of the most important in French cinema since World War II. He was co-founder of the influential Cahiers du

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André Bazin's What Is Cinema? (volumes I and II) have been classics of film studies for as long as they've been available and are considered the gold standard in the field of film criticism. Although Bazin made no films, his name has been one of the most important in French cinema since World War II. He was co-founder of the influential Cahiers du Cinéma, which under his leadership became one of the world's most distinguished publications. Championing the films of Jean Renoir (who contributed a short foreword to Volume I), Orson Welles, and Roberto Rossellini, he became the protégé of François Truffaut, who honors him touchingly in his forword to Volume II. This new edition includes graceful forewords to each volume by Bazin scholar and biographer Dudley Andrew, who reconsiders Bazin and his place in contemporary film study. The essays themselves are erudite but always accessible, intellectual, and stimulating. As Renoir puts it, the essays of Bazin "will survive even if the cinema does not."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242289
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/13/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
782,420
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword to the 2004 Edition, xi,
Introduction, 1,
An Aesthetic of Reality: Cinematic Realism and the Italian School of the Liberation, 16,
La Terra Trema, 41,
Bicycle Thief, 47,
De Sica: Metteur en Scéne, 61,
Umberto D: A Great Work, 79,
Cabiria: The Voyage to the End of Neorealism, 83,
In Defense of Rossellini, 93,
The Myth of Monsieur Verdoux, 102,
Limelight, or the Death of Moliére, 124,
The Grandeur of Limelight, 128,
The Western, or the American Film par excellence, 140,
The Evolution of the Western, 149,
Entomology of the Pin-Up Girl, 158,
The Outlaw, 163,
Marginal Notes on Eroticism in the Cinema, 169,
The Destiny of Jean Gabin, 176,
Notes, 179,
Index, 195,

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