What Cinema Is! – Bazins Quest and its Charge (Blackwell Manifestos) [1ed.]140510760X, 9781405107600
Description:What Cinema Is! offers an engaging answer to Andre Bazin'sfa...
Description:What Cinema Is! offers an engaging answer to Andre Bazin’sfamous question, exploringhis‘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 timeEstablishes cinemas distinction from the current enthusiasm over audio-visual entertainment, without relegating cinema to a single, older modeExaminescinema’s institutions and its social force through the qualities of key filmsTraces the history of an idea that has made cinema supremely alive to (and in) our times