What Cinema Is! Bazin's Quest and its Charge

What Cinema Is! Bazin's Quest and its Charge

Author(s): Dudley Andrew

Published Online: 11 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405107594

Online ISBN: 9781444320565

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320565

About this Book

What Cinema Is! offers an engaging answer to Andre Bazin's famous question, exploring his 'idea of cinema' with a sweeping look back at the near century of Cinema's phenomenal ascendancy.

  • Written by one of the foremost film scholars of our time
  • Establishes cinema's distinction from the current enthusiasm over audio-visual entertainment, without relegating cinema to a single, older mode
  • Examines cinema's institutions and its social force through the qualities of key films
  • Traces the history of an idea that has made cinema supremely alive to (and in) our times

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