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By André Bazin

André Bazin's What Is Cinema? (volumes I and II) were classics of movie reviews for so long as they've been on hand and are thought of the finest within the box of movie feedback. even though Bazin made no motion pictures, his identify has been some of the most vital in French cinema when you consider that international battle II. He was once co-founder of the influential Cahiers du Cinéma, which less than his management grew to become one of many world's such a lot special guides. Championing the flicks of Jean Renoir (who contributed a quick foreword to quantity I), Orson Welles, and Roberto Rossellini, he turned the protégé of François Truffaut, who honors him touchingly in his forword to quantity II. This new version contains sleek forewords to every quantity by way of Bazin pupil and biographer Dudley Andrew, who reconsiders Bazin and his position in modern movie examine. The essays themselves are erudite yet constantly available, highbrow, and stimulating. As Renoir places it, the essays of Bazin "will live on no matter if the cinema does not."

"Although André Bazin died almost immediately sooner than the onset of what we now regard because the sleek cinema, our realizing of this cinema wouldn't be an identical with no him. He's additionally essentially the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and those essays map out the busy highways we're all nonetheless navigating."—Jonathan Rosenbaum, movie critic for the Chicago Reader

"What Is Cinema? continues to be an invaluable—and beautiful—landmark in movie and media reports. In either my examine and my study rooms I go back to those essays back and again—not just for the richness in their arguments but in addition for his or her passionate trust that the cinema is a kind of revelation very important to our lives."—Vivian Sobchack, Professor, division of movie, tv, and electronic Media, college of California, la

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