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André Bazin (1918–1958)

Autor(a) de What Is Cinema? Vol. 1: Ontology and Language

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Obras de André Bazin

What Is Cinema? Vol. 1: Ontology and Language (1958) 409 cópias, 3 resenhas
What is Cinema? (1964) 255 cópias, 3 resenhas
Jean Renoir (1973) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Orson Welles: A Critical View (1972) 94 cópias, 1 resenha
Cinema of Cruelty (1975) 42 cópias, 1 resenha
Charlie Chaplin (1972) 23 cópias
André Bazin's New Media (2014) 8 cópias
Elokuvan lajit (1990) 8 cópias
Elokuvan mestareita (1982) 5 cópias

Associated Works

The World of Luis Buñuel: Essays in Criticism (1978) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Le western; ou, Le cinéma américain par excellence (1953) — Introdução — 7 cópias
Paras elokuvakirja (1995) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Chaplin básnik smiechu a sľz (1964) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Bazin, André
Nome de batismo
Bazin, André
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Angers, France
Local de falecimento
Nogent-sur-Marne, Val-de-Marne, France
Locais de residência
Paris, France
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud
film critic
film theorist
Truffaut, François (student)
Cahiers du cinema (co-founder)
Pequena biografia
André Bazin started to write about film as a young man, and was a co-founder and editor of the pioneering French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma in 1951, along with Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. He originally studied to be a teacher, but a speech impediment prevented him from getting hired. Bazin became a major figure in post-World War II film studies and criticism. He is credited with establishing the study of film as an intellectual field. He contributed daily reviews to Paris’s largest-circulation newspaper, Le Parisien libéré, and wrote hundreds of essays for weeklies such as Le nouvel observateur and Télérama and monthly journals such as Esprit. A four-volume collection of his writings was published posthumously, covering the years 1958 to 1962, entitled Qu'est-ce que le cinéma? (What is Cinema?). A selection from this collection was translated into English and published in two volumes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. These books became mainstay texts of film courses in the English-speaking world. Bazin developed friendships with many directors he wrote about, including François Truffaut, to whom he was a mentor and whose "auteur theory" he influenced, Jean Renoir, Roberto Rossellini, Orson Welles, and Luis Buñuel. He died at age 40 from leukemia.



Cinema of Cruelty:

This term is primarily associated with Antonin Artaud, a French avant-garde playwright, poet, and theorist. Artaud proposed the idea of a "Theatre of Cruelty" in the early 20th century.
The term has been extended to cinema, emphasizing films that explore intense and sometimes disturbing emotions, challenging traditional narrative structures. It often involves a deliberate assault on the senses of the audience.

Luis Buñuel was a Spanish filmmaker and one of the most important figures in the surrealist movement. His films often featured dreamlike sequences, unconventional narratives, and a critique of bourgeois society.
Notable works include "Un Chien Andalou" (1929) and "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972).

Alfred Hitchcock:

Alfred Hitchcock, on the other hand, was a British filmmaker known for his mastery of suspense and psychological thrillers. His films are characterized by intricate plots, clever use of camera angles, and a recurring theme of the "innocent man wrongly accused."
Some of his most famous films include The Birds is a 1963 American natural horror-thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Loosely based on the 1952 short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, "Vertigo" (1958), and "North by Northwest" (1959).

Adding a new dimension to our cinematic exploration, we turn to Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese auteur whose epics have left an indelible mark on world cinema. "Rashomon" (1950), a groundbreaking exploration of subjective truth, challenges perceptions with its multiple perspectives on a single event and the epic visions of Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa. Each director, with their distinct approach, has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, shaping narratives that challenge conventions and ignite the imagination.

We find ourselves inspired to embrace the multifaceted nature of storytelling that continues to captivate and challenge audiences worldwide.
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tonynetone | Nov 10, 2023 |
Baudelaire made such an analogy: "The theater is a chandelier made of crystal". This dazzling, intricate ring-shaped man-made crystal refracts ambient light into its center, immersing us in its magical aura. If we were to find a counterpoint to cinema, we could say that cinema is like the small flashlight held by the usher, whose flickering lights, like flickering comets, flash across the night when we are awake and dreaming: It is the space that expands in all directions around the screen.
Maristot | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 4, 2023 |
François Truffaut lo dijo: más que un crítico o teórico, André Bazin fue un “escritor de cine”. El fundador en 1951 de la legendaria revista Cahiers du Cinéma, presenta en ¿Qué es el cine? una serie de ensayos que establecen un pensamiento cinematográfico que sigue vigente hoy en día, pese a los años y los voraces avances tecnológicos. Bazin, amante del cine, pero también de sus contradicciones, desarrolla ideas que van mucho más allá de responder solamente la pregunta que formula el título del libro. Para el francés, el cine es por su naturaleza el único arte capaz de revelar la realidad de una forma tan poderosa.… (mais)
armandoasis | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 27, 2023 |
بازن شاید معروف‌ترین و مهم‌ترین نظریه‌پرداز سینما توی ایران باشه... از «گاو» مهرجویی تا سینمای امروز ما به شدت تحت‌تأثیر نئورئالیست‌ها و آندره بازن قرار داره... نه تنها سینمای ما بلکه خیلی از سینماهای منطقه مثل ترکیه از «امید» گونی تا فیلم‌های نوری جیلان. شاید تو این مدت کمی فاصله گرفته
باشیم از بازن و کمی بیشتر به ملودرام و احساسات گرایش پیدا کرده باشیم اما هسته‌ی اصلی سینمای ما خیلی از نظرات بازن رو خودآگاه یا ناخودآگاه درون خودش به کار می‌بره.ص
نثر محمد شهبا هم بسیار زیبا و روان بود... چیزی که تو کتاب‌های تئوریک سینما اونقدر نمی‌بینم. درکل کتاب خیلی خوبی بود.
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Mahdi.Lotfabadi | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 16, 2022 |


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