Andre Bazin's new media / Andre Bazin ; edited and translated by Dudley Andrew.

Bazin, André, 1918-1958, author.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2014. , ©2014
1 online resource (590 p.)
Television -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures and television.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Electronic books.
André Bazin's writings on cinema are among the most influential reflections on the medium ever written. Even so, his critical interests ranged widely and encompassed the ""new media"" of the 1950's, including television, 3D film, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reviews and essays addressing these new technologies-their artistic potential, social influence, and relationship to existing art forms-have been translated here for the first time in English with notes and an introduction by leading Bazin authority Dudley Andrew. These essays show Bazin's astute approach to a range of visual
Cover; Subvention; Title; Copyright; Contents; Editor's Note: About This Collection; Introduction: André Bazin Meets the New Media of the 1950's; Part One. The Ontology and Language of Television; 1. The Aesthetic Future of Television; 2. In Quest of Télégenie; 3. Television Is Unbeatable for Live Coverage; 4. Was It Live? Preserve Our Illusions!; 5. The Talking Head: Must the Commissaire Stand on His Head for TV?; 6. Television Is Neither Theater nor Cinema; 7. At the Venice Film Festival, TV Shares the Screen; 8. Voice-Overs on TV: Let the Animals Talk; 9. Looking at Television
Part Two. Television among the Arts 10. Long Live Radio! Down with the 8th Art!; 11. A Seat at the Theater; 12. False Improvisation and "Memory Lapses" on TV; 13. To Serve Theater, Let Television Adopt Some Modesty; 14. Respect the Spirit of Theater First and Foremost!; 15. TV and the Disenchantment of Theater; 16. Art on Television: A Program That Loses on All Counts; 17. Reporting on Eternity: TV Visits the Musée Rodin; Part Three. Television and Society; 18. A Contribution to an Erotologie of Television; 19. Censors, Learn to Censor; 20. You Can Now "Descend into Yourself"
21. Television, Sincerity, Liberty 22. Information or Necrophagy; 23. Television as Cultural Medium and The Sociology of Television; 24. Do We Really Need Those Serials?; 25. A Superb Clown Made Incoherent by TV; 26. TV Can Popularize without Boredom or Betrayal; Part Four. Television and Cinema; 27. Television and the Revival of Cinema; 28. Television and Cinema; 29. Is Television a Degradation for Filmmakers?; 30. Some Films Are Better on the Small Screen Than the Large; 31. Should Television Be Allowed to Chop Films to Pieces?; 32. From Small Screen to Widescreen
33. Sacha Guitry Is Confident about TV, Just as He Was about Cinema in 1914 34. Jean Gabin Gets TV's "Sour Lemon" Prize; 35. "The Glass Eye" Will Reveal a New Hitchcock; 36. Hitchcock on TV; 37. Renoir and Rossellini: Two Top Recruits for Television; 38. Renoir and Rossellini Debut on TV; 39. Cinema and Television: An Interview with Jean Renoir and Roberto Rossellini; 40. About Television: A Discussion with Marcel Moussy and André Bazin; Part Five. Cinerama and 3D; 41. New Screen Technologies; 42. Cinerama: A Bit Late; 43. Cinerama, a Disappointment; 44. Cinema in 3D and Color: Amazing!
45. A New Stage in the Process: Math Equations for 3D 46. Will a War in Three Dimensions Take Place?; 47. The Return of Metroscopix; 48. The House of Wax: Scare Me . . . in Depth!; 49. The Real Crime on La Rue Morgue: They Assassinated a Dimension!; 50. The 3D Revolution Did Not Take Place; Part Six. CinemaScope; 51. Will CinemaScope Save the Cinema?; 52. CinemaScope and Neorealism; 53. CinemaScope: The End of Montage; 54. The Trial of CinemaScope: It Didn't Kill the Close-Up; 55. Massacre in CinemaScope; 56. Will CinemaScope Bring about a Television Style in Cinema?; Part Seven. Finale
57. Is Cinema Mortal?
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