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By Dudley Andrew

André Bazin, usually dubbed the daddy of the French New Wave, has had a massive influence on movie artwork. he's credited with virtually single-handedly setting up the learn of movie as an accredited highbrow pursuit. The magazine that he based in 1951, Cahiers du Cinéma, continues to be the main influential archive of cinema feedback. He continues to be the most learn, such a lot studied, and most tasty figures ever to have written approximately movie. the previous few years have witnessed an immense resurgence of curiosity in Bazin between critics, students, and scholars of each persuasion. His writings, a mainstay of movie idea classes, are actually discovering a spot at the syllabi of middle classes in movie heritage, feedback, and appreciation. Andrew's highbrow biography is a landmark in movie scholarship.

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5. D. W. , The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979), p. 164. 6. W. H. 7. 7. Herman Melville, Moby Dick (New York: The Modern Library, 1926), p. 181. 8. Andrew C. Bobrow, "An Interview with Steven Spielberg," Filmmakers Newsletter, Summer 1974, p. 34. 9. Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (London: Thomas W. Cromwell, 1976), p. 234. 10. Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod (New York: Thomas Crowell, 1966), pp. 161 and 165-67. II. Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, vol.

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