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    What is Cinema?: Volume I (Paperback) By (author) Andre Bazin, By (author) Dudley Andrew, Translated by Hugh Gray, Foreword by Jean Renoir, Foreword by Dudley Andrew

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    DescriptionAndre 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 Cinema, 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 protege of Francois 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."


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    Title
    What is Cinema?
    Subtitle
    Volume I
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andre Bazin, By (author) Dudley Andrew, Translated by Hugh Gray, Foreword by Jean Renoir, Foreword by Dudley Andrew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 207
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520242272
    ISBN 10: 0520242270
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 791.43
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    LC classification: PN1994 .B3513 2004, 2004049843
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    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    13 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Andre Bazin (1918 1958) was one of France's best-known and respected film critics, and mentor to such directors as Truffaut and Godard. Hugh Gray (translator, 1900 1981) was Professor of Film, Theater, Aesthetics, and Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Dudley Andrew is Professor of Film Studies and of Comparative Literature at Yale University. He is the author of Andre Bazin (1990) and Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film (1995).
    Review quote
    "Although Andre Bazin died shortly before the onset of what we now regard as the modern cinema, our understanding of this cinema wouldn't be the same without him. He's also one of the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and these essays map out the busy highways we're all still navigating." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the Chicago Reader"
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    "Although Andre Bazin died shortly before the onset of what we now regard as the modern cinema, our understanding of this cinema wouldn't be the same without him. He's also one of the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and these essays map out the busy highways we're all still navigating."--Jonathan Rosenbaum, film critic for the "Chicago Reader"