By André Bazin
André Bazin's What Is Cinema? (volumes I and II) were classics of movie stories for so long as they've been to be had and are thought of the finest within the box of movie feedback. even if Bazin made no movies, his identify has been the most vital in French cinema for the reason that global struggle II. He used to be co-founder of the influential Cahiers du Cinéma, which below his management grew to become one of many world's such a lot special courses. Championing the flicks of Jean Renoir (who contributed a brief foreword to quantity I), Orson Welles, and Roberto Rossellini, he grew to become the protégé of François Truffaut, who honors him touchingly in his forword to quantity II. This re-creation comprises sleek forewords to every quantity by way of Bazin student and biographer Dudley Andrew, who reconsiders Bazin and his position in modern movie learn. The essays themselves are erudite yet continually obtainable, highbrow, and stimulating. As Renoir places it, the essays of Bazin "will live on whether the cinema does not."
"Although André Bazin died almost immediately prior to the onset of what we now regard because the smooth cinema, our realizing of this cinema wouldn't be an identical with out him. He's additionally the most scrupulous humanists and polemicists we've had, on a par with George Orwell, and those essays map out the busy highways we're all nonetheless navigating."—Jonathan Rosenbaum, movie critic for the Chicago Reader
"What Is Cinema? continues to be an invaluable—and beautiful—landmark in movie and media reports. In either my study and my school rooms I go back to those essays back and again—not just for the richness in their arguments but in addition for his or her passionate trust that the cinema is a kind of revelation important to our lives."—Vivian Sobchack, Professor, division of movie, tv, and electronic Media, collage of California, la
By Jesús Marchamalo, Damian Flores
Author note: Damian Flores (Illustrator)
Estas 39 biografias y media de escritores, ilustradas con sus retratos, nos cuentan por ejemplo que Baroja iba a menudo al Retiro (en otono) a recoger castanas, que Valle-Inclan salia algunas noches a despertar al rey (de madrugada) o que Lezama Lima y Virgilio Pinera se pelearon una noche (a pedradas). Ademas... Zambrano y los gatos; Lorca y los angeles muerte; los angeles brevedad sutil de Monterroso; el silencio de Rulfo... Durante casi tres anos, Jesus Marchamalo y Damian Flores publicaron en los angeles seccion «Rinconete» del centro digital Cervantes casi medio centenar de «retratos» de escritores espanoles y latinoamericanos, ahora convertidos en libro. Un recorrido por aspectos ineditos, insolitos a veces, de sus biografias, con el convencimiento de que conocer a los escritores ayuda, por supuesto, a acercarse a sus libros.