Studying Film with André Bazin
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Studying Film with André Bazin
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€ 34,95
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9789462989528
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Paperback
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192
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Film Studies
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PREFACE CHAPTER I -- STUDYING FILM 1.1 YOUNG ART, OLD CRITICS 1.1.1 MYTH VERSUS HISTORY 1.1.2 CASE STUDY: CHAPLIN AND THE TALKIES 1.2 IN SEARCH OF A METHOD 1.2.1 THE ASEPTIC STUDY OF FILMOLOGY 1.2.2 A SOCIAL STUDY OF FILM 1.3 BAZIN'S MAYONNAISE THEORY CHAPTER II - THE ART OF REALITY 2.1 PARADOX: THE EXISTENCE OF FILM 2.1.1 EDITING PROHIBITED? CGI AND THE DUMMY OF DANGER 2.1.2 AUTHENTICITY: BAZIN'S SHARK AND SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT 2.1.3 THIS IS CINEMA! 2.2 INTEGRAL REALISM: REALITY AND CINEMA 'ULTIMATELY EQUAL' 2.2.1 NO MOMENT SUPRÁME: BAZIN OPPOSES ELLIPSIS (AND PHOTOGÉNIE) 2.2.2 BAZIN ON UMBERTO D: REFORMULATING THE PREGNANT INSTANT 2.2.3 THE ASYMPTOTE OF REALITY: REALITY ? CINEMA 2.3 BAZIN'S WAGER 2.3.1 CALCULATED RISK 2.3.2 LES JEUX SONT FAITS: RIEN NE VA PLUS? CHAPTER III - FILM AND THE OTHER ARTS 3.1 DEBATES ON CONTEMPORARY ART: BAZIN, MARCEL AND PORTMANN 3.1.1 THE INVENTION OF CINEMA IS A MYTH 3.1.2 BRUEGEL CINEMATOGRAPHER 3.1.3 'HOW EVERYTHING TURNS AWAY': ICARUS AS ANTI-WAR STATEMENT 3.2 CINEMA AND PAINTING 3.2.1 TWO REVOLUTIONS ON FILM: GEOGRAPHIC TEMPORALITY 3.3 CASE STUDY: VAN GOGH'S EAR 3.3.1 MYTHIC REALITY BECOMES FLESH 3.3.2 SELF-PORTRAITS WITH BANDAGED EAR: MIRROR AND MASK 3.4 RECREATION: THE LANGUAGE OF FILM CHAPTER IV - A MATTER OF FORM 4.1 FORM + CONTENT 4.1.1 FROM ADVERTISING TO POETRY IN BAZIN 4.1.2 DEPTH, WATER AND THE EVOLUTION OF FORMS 4.1.3 ON FLOATING BODIES: SERGE DANEY AND THE CASE OF LE GRAND BLEU 4.2 PERSPECTIVES ON 3-D 4.2.1 FROM A REALIST PERSPECTIVE: 'THE IMAGINARY IMAGE' 4.2.2 'WILL THIS BE THE TRIUMPH OF THE FAT?' 4.3 BAZIN PUT TO THE TEST: GODARD AND WENDERS 4.3.1 GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 4.3.2 3D AS REALIST GRAMMAR 4.4 VR: COMPLETE FILM, OR TOTAL CINEMA? EPILOGUE: UNKNOWN ARTS, NEW MEDIA ICARUS IS THE INVENTOR OF FILM BAZIN'S HYPOTHESIS BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
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Blandine Joret

Studying Film with André Bazin

The impact of French film critic André Bazin (1918-1958) on the development of film studies, though generally acknowledged, remains contested. A passionate initiator of film culture during his lifetime, his ideas have been challenged, defended and revived throughout his afterlife. Studying Film with André Bazin offers an entirely original interpretation of major concepts from Bazin’s legacy, such as auteur theory, realism, film language and the influence of film on other arts (poetry and painting in particular). By examining mostly unknown and uncollected texts, Blandine Joret explains Bazin’s methodology and adopts it in a contemporary reading, linking his ideas to major philosophical and scientific frameworks as well as more recent media practices such as advertising, CGI, 3D cinema and Virtual Reality. In tune with 21st-century concerns in media culture and film studies, this book addresses a wide readership of film scholars, students and cinephiles.
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Blandine Joret

Blandine Joret is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her current research looks at the intersection of immersion and pedagogy, with a specific emphasis on 3D and Virtual Reality.