André Bazin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


André Bazin

French film critic

Date of Birth: 18-Apr-1918

Place of Birth: Angers, Pays de la Loire, France

Date of Death: 11-Nov-1958

Profession: writer, journalist, film director, film critic, film theorist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About André Bazin

  • André Bazin (French: [baz?~]; 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 renowned film magazine Cahiers du cinéma in 1951, along with Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Joseph-Marie Lo Duca. He is notable for arguing that realism is the most important function of cinema.
  • His call for objective reality, deep focus, and lack of montage are linked to his belief that the interpretation of a film or scene should be left to the spectator.
  • This placed him in opposition to film theory of the 1920s and 1930s, which emphasized how the cinema could manipulate reality.

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