By André Bazin
André Bazin’s writings on cinema are one of the so much influential reflections at the medium ever written. nevertheless, his severe pursuits ranged generally and encompassed the “new media” of the Fifties, together with tv, 3D movie, Cinerama, and CinemaScope. Fifty-seven of his reports and essays addressing those new technologies—their creative power, social impression, and courting to current artwork forms—have been translated right here for the 1st time in English with notes and an advent through prime Bazin authority Dudley Andrew. those essays exhibit Bazin’s astute method of various visible media and the relevance of his serious suggestion to our personal period of recent media. an exhilarating better half to the fundamental what's Cinema? volumes, André Bazin’s New Media is great for school room use and important for someone drawn to the heritage of media.
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We are talking about aesthetic morality, but also morality tout court. From this point of view, television is perhaps the most moral of all the mechanical arts. Even if “tele-theater,” 42 / The Ontology and Language of Television “telecinema,” the “tele-varieties,” or even the television news are hardly in the end more than an adaptation of other arts or means of information through the intermediary of TV, there is one domain in which TV outdoes all other arts, including the radio, namely that of human testimony, that is, individual revelation.
His ecological perspective aims to circle in on the artworks for which, putatively, the system exists. The tension between system and work is endemic to the arts, whether traditional or postmodern. A symptomatic analysis of the most challenging ﬁlms and TV series not only evokes the three-dimensionality and breadth of various media situations, but suggests that human understanding can sometimes transcend, and should never ignore, those media and their situations. Nothing is more modern than cinema; yet to remain in tune with its own form of modernity, cinema will need to take risks.
Technology never simply appears; it is called into existence by circumstances, even if its availability precedes those circumstances. The historiographic debate he held with Sadoul (and that continues to this day) was more than academic. Bazin made his readers recognize that they were living in a tumultuous media storm, the outcome of which was worth speculating on, even if there was little that critics and ﬁlmgoers could do to change things, particularly if they lived outside the United States, where the future most likely would be decided.
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