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By means of an in-depth exegesis of André Bazin’s () film critical work, this study explains the significance of his notion of “myth” in relation to history. According to Andre Bazin films are just the representation of the society. But he feels films are more than that, if films are given more attention. The Myth of Total Cinema Andre Bazin in his article, The Myth of Total Cinema, asserts that motivation behind cinema is realism. He explains his theory by.

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Back to Bazin Part II: The Myth of Total Cinema

Is there only one perceptual sense of the world in whose image the cinema is to model its representations? Technology was an ad on to achieve realism. The nostalgia that some still feel for the silent screen does not go far enough back into the childhood of the seventh art.

For example we would speak of a reflection in a mirror as being a virtual image since it andr to where the reflection appears to be in space. Yet the advancing technology has made it possible to create the impossible. Bazin goes on to explain that: Painting could only represent a photographic image whereas a photographic image was that image. He even has to fall back on a fairy metaphor:.

If cinema in its cradle lacked all the attributes of the cinema to come, it was with reluctance and because its fairy guardians were unable to provide them however much they would have liked to.


Influential Theorists: Andre Bazin – The Myth of Total Cinema – The Motley View

In short, cinema has not yet been invented! But the aesthetic value will still remain the same. But the new sentence, I think, retains the same sense that Bazin is after.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bazin theories explained that even though new technology will come up in the future, the height and volume of realism will be infinite.

Like your senses, the recording equipment has some problems of mediation that inflect the exact tye of the stuff in front of the lens, but it makes a good stab at reproducing what it sees without interfering too much.

Analysis of Myth of Total Cinema: Bazin

In another words, the essential drive to reproduce the real led to the production of technology. Bazin observed and analyzed the current scenario of development of technology in tktal was merely for monetary gain.

Newer Post Older Post Home. What Bazin means is that the invention of technology was not to gain profit rather to replicate and reproduce our real world on screen. Bazin, at least, gives us an image of what he means by reality.

The desire for realism did not come from the production of technology. A real image is defined as that image which would occupy a screen such as a movie screen.

He was an idealist, not an idiot. This site uses cookies. The Myth of Total Cinema. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The virtual component of the retinal image and the real component of the movie screen image, coincide with each other, at the same location in space: Bazin is arguing that a conception, an understanding of cinema, cannot, or should not, baain drawn from the economic and technological development of photography.


Bazin specifically for you. Bazin is reaffirming why he asserts that realism is cinema. You are commenting using your WordPress. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He is stating that a real cinema thee established by those who dream of cinema as a replicate of nature.

How to Write a Summary of an Article? The primacy of the image is both historically and technically accidental.

The virtual component of the retinal image appears located in the mirror but there is no corresponding real component a screen imageoccupying the same location within the mirror. The realist ideal is the unburdening of subjectivity and a kf from the ravages and restrictions of time. Tltal will not implode. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This artistic development of technology has aided many in creating their imagination that are beyond reality.

Bazin goes on to explain that:. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!