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What is Cinema?: Volume 2 (What is Cinema? #2)

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André 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 Cinéma, which under his l ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published December 13th 2004 by University of California Press (first published October 1st 1971)
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Jul 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
A little hard to comprehend at times, but great essays on The Bicycle Thief, Monsieur Verdoux, the western film, and more.
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Incredible Essays. Bazin does some pretty mindblowing things, and changes his whole definition of cinema, his whole view of it, with every film mentioned. If you're into photography or film at all, these essays are a MUST read.
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Fascinating book, a wonderful look into the world of cinema in the 1950s.
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Shelves: nonfiction, academic
Quintessential film theory, part 2. Topics under discussion time time focus on Italian neorealism and specific directors and films.
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The second best 'New Wave' critical writing book.
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An influential film critic and theorist, André Bazin was the founder of the reknowned and pioneering film journal, Cahiers du cinéma.

Bazin was a major force in post-World War II film studies and criticism. In addition to editing Cahiers until his death, a four-volume collection of his writings was published posthumously from 1958 to 1962 and titled Qu'est-ce que le cinéma? (What is Cinema?). Two o
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