André Bazin


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André Bazin (18 April 1918 – 11 November 1958) was a renowned and influential French film critic and film theorist.

Bazin started to write about film in 1943 and was a co-founder of the film magazine Cahiers du cinéma in 1951, along with Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Lo Duca. Bazin was a major force in post-World War II film studies and criticism. In addition to editing Cahiers until his ... more »

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  • ''Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.''
    André Bazin (1918-1958), French film critic. "The Ontology of the Photographic Image," What Is Cinema? (1958-1965, trans. 1967).
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