André Bazin (Revised Edition) by Dudley Andrew

By Dudley Andrew

André Bazin, usually dubbed the daddy of the French New Wave, has had an incredible impression on movie artwork. he's credited with virtually single-handedly setting up the learn of movie as an permitted highbrow pursuit. The magazine that he based in 1951, Cahiers du Cinéma, continues to be the main influential archive of cinema feedback. He is still some of the most learn, so much studied, and most attractive figures ever to have written approximately movie. the previous few years have witnessed a big resurgence of curiosity in Bazin between critics, students, and scholars of each persuasion. His writings, a mainstay of movie idea classes, at the moment are discovering a spot at the syllabi of middle classes in movie background, feedback, and appreciation. Andrew's highbrow biography is a landmark in movie scholarship.

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He gave to them the dignity of independent existence, yet he slipped himself inside that existence until, in his best moments, he appropriated the world of another consciousness and was able to describe its structure and rules. As Claude Roy said, “His generosity was never vague or confused.  . ”3 7 ANDRÉ BAZIN In his first years at school with the Christian Brothers in La Rochelle, the young Bazin was drawn to mathematics and science, but he was a brilliant student in all subjects. He was docile and studious, and he acquired the habit of seeing theological and philosophical implications behind every sort of investigation.

More often it happens that although the ambitions of filmmakers are very high their execution can’t keep up with them. Bazin, if he were still alive, would have helped us understand ourselves well enough to establish a better harmony among our projects, our aptitudes, our goals, and our style. Yes, we miss André Bazin. François Truffaut December 1977 xliv INTRODUCTION On November 14, 1958, the church of Saint-Saturnin in Nogent-surMarne, a small Parisian suburb, was filled with French filmmakers, actors, critics, philosophers, and poets.

He gave to them the dignity of independent existence, yet he slipped himself inside that existence until, in his best moments, he appropriated the world of another consciousness and was able to describe its structure and rules. As Claude Roy said, “His generosity was never vague or confused.  . ”3 7 ANDRÉ BAZIN In his first years at school with the Christian Brothers in La Rochelle, the young Bazin was drawn to mathematics and science, but he was a brilliant student in all subjects. He was docile and studious, and he acquired the habit of seeing theological and philosophical implications behind every sort of investigation.

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