Andre Bazin: A Bio-Bibliography

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
  • ISBN: 9783832535063
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
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