What is Cinema?, Volume 2

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University of California Press, 1972 - Motion pictures. - 200 pages
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The philosophy and unique insights of the late French film critic are revealed in these essays.
 

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Contents

Translators Introduction
1
Cinematic Realism and
16
La Terra Trema
41
Bicycle Thief
47
Metteur en Scene
61
A Great Work
79
In Defense of Rossellini
93
The Myth of Monsieur Verdoux
102
Limelight or the Death of Moliere
124
The Western or the American Film par excellence
140
The Evolution of the Western
149
Entomology of the PinUp Girl
158
Marginal Notes on Eroticism in the Cinema
169
The Destiny of Jean Gabin
176
Index
195
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About the author (1972)

Andre Bazin (1918-1958) was one of France's best-known and respected film critics, and mentor to such directors as Truffaut and Godard. Hugh Gray (translator, 1900-1981) was Professor of Film, Theater, Aesthetics, and Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Loyola Marymount University. Dudley Andrew is Professor of Film Studies and of Comparative Literature at Yale University. He is the author of "Andre Bazin "(1990) and "Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film" (1995).

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