Andre Bazin 1918 1958 is credited with almost single handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit, as well as with being the spiritual father of the French New Wave In 1951 Bazin co founded and became editor in chief of Cahiers du cinema, the single most influential critical periodical in the history of the cinema He can also be considereAndre Bazin 1918 1958 is credited with almost single handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit, as well as with being the spiritual father of the French New Wave In 1951 Bazin co founded and became editor in chief of Cahiers du cinema, the single most influential critical periodical in the history of the cinema He can also be considered the principal instigator of the equally influential auteur theory the idea that, since film is an art form, the director of a movie must be perceived as the chief creator of its unique cinematic style Unlike nearly all the other authors of major film theories, Bazin was a working or practical critic who wrote regularly about individual films He based his criticism on the film actually made rather than on any preconceived aesthetic or sociological principles and for the first time with him, film theory therefore became not a matter of pronouncement or prescription, but of description, analysis, and deduction Indeed, Bazin can be regarded as the aesthetic link between film critics and film theorists During his relatively short writing career, his primary concern was not to answer questions but to raise them, not to establish cinema as an art but to ask, What is art and What is cinema Regrettably, Andre Bazin died tragically young of leukemia in 1958, an illness against which he fought bravely for years Yet he left much material behind, in his four volume collection Qu est ce que le cinema 1958 1962 as well as in such magazines as Esprit, L Ecran francais, and France Observateur All of that material is now duly noted, for the first time, in this book s comprehensive bibliography of writings by Bazin and about Bazin, in all languages but primarily in French and English Also featuring a contextual introduction to Bazin s life and work, Andre Bazin A Bio Bibliography represents a major contribution to the still growing academic discipline of cinema studies, as well as a testament to the continuing influence of one of the world s pre eminent critical thinkers.
Andre Bazin A Bio Bibliography Andre Bazin is credited with almost single handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit as well as with being the spiritual father of the French New Wave In
Title: Andre Bazin: A Bio-Bibliography
Author: Robert Cardullo
Andr Bazin Introduction to Andr Bazin, Part Theory of Film Style Andr Bazin Revisited by Donato Totaro Volume , Issue July minutes words Andr Bazin, film critic, theorist, philosopher, and humanist wrote a series of essays between the years and , before he died at the young age of . Andr Bazin Cinema and Media Studies Oxford Andr Bazin b d may well be the most influential critic ever to have written about cinema. Andre Bazin Biography Childhood, Life Achievements Andre Bazin Biography Andre Bazin was a French film critic and film theorist This biography of Andre Bazin provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works timeline. Andr BazinAndr Bazin, Actor La sonate Kreutzer Andr Bazin was born on April , in Angers, Maine et Loire, France He was an actor, known for La sonate Kreutzer . Andr Bazin Biography Andr Bazin was born on April , in Angers, Maine et Loire, France He was an actor, known for La sonate Kreutzer He was married to Janine Bazin He died on November , in Nogent sur Marne, Seine now Val de Marne , France. Andr Bazin Author of What is Cinema An influential film critic and theorist, Andr Bazin was the founder of the reknowned and pioneering film journal, Cahiers du cinma Bazin was a major force in post World War II film studies and criticism. TOP QUOTES BY ANDRE BAZIN A Z Quotes All the arts are based on the presence of man, only photography derives an advantage from his absence Photography affects us like a phenomenon in nature, like a flower or a snowflake whose vegetable or earthly origins are an inseparable part of their beauty. An Analysis of Film Critic Andre Bazin s Views on Film critic Andre Bazin had very strong feelings on the subject of montage and realism In his article The Evolution of the Language of Cinema , he explains his theory that montage, although necessary in many cases to make a film work What Is Cinema by Andr Bazin Paperback University of 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 Cinma, which under his leadership became one of the world s most distinguished publications.