The author'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 1950s. This book includes reviews and essays addressing new technologies their artistic potential, social influence, and relationship to existing art forms.
Andre Bazin (1918--1958) was the premier film theorist of the first century of cinema. Primarily associated with the journal Cahiers du cinema, which he cofounded in 1951, he wrote for many other journals as well. Editor and translator Dudley Andrew is R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University. His books include The Major Film Theories, Concepts in Film Theory, Andre Bazin, Film in the Aura of Art, Sansho Dayu, Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film, and Popular Front Paris and the Poetics of Culture.