BAZIN AT WORK
MAJOR ESSAYS AND REVIEWS FROM THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES
by André Bazin (1997)
Film theorist, critic, founder of the influential journal Cahiers du Cinéma, and spiritual father of the French New Wave, André Bazin almost single-handedly established the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit. Although his career was brief, his impact on film is widely considered greater than that of any single director, actor or producer. Bazin at Work includes previously untranslated selections from the four volumes of Qu'est-ce que le cinéma? and from such magazines as Cahiers du cinéma and Esprit. Bazin addresses such significant subjects as film adaptation, CinemaScope, and religious cinema, such prominent filmmakers as Rossellini, Eisenstein, Pagnol, and Capra, and well-know films including La Strada, Citizen Kane, Scarface, and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
Published by Routledge Paperback / 252 pgs