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By Dudley Andrew

What Cinema Is! deals an enticing solution to Andre Bazin's famous query, exploring his 'idea of cinema' with a sweeping glance again on the close to century of Cinema's exceptional ascendancy.  Written by means of one of many greatest movie students of our timeEstablishes cinema’s contrast from the present enthusiasm over audio-visual leisure, with no relegating cinema to a unmarried, older modeExamines cinema's associations and its social strength in the course of the characteristics of key filmsTraces the background of an concept that has made cinema supremely alive to (and in) our occasions

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