Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus

@article{Baudry1974IdeologicalEO,
  title={Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus},
  author={Jean-Louis Baudry and Alan Williams},
  journal={Film Quarterly},
  year={1974},
  volume={28},
  pages={39-47}
}
The debate over cinema and ideology let loose by the spectacular political events in France of May 1968 has transformed Cahiers du Cinema and much of French film thought. Baudry's article, which appeared in 1970 in Cinethique (No. 7-8; translated by permission) is characteristic of the attempts that have been made to criticize the ideological underpinnings of previous film thought, and to ground new work in a more self-conscious and self-critical set of assumptions. This questioning mode of… Expand
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The cinema manifests in a hallucinatory manner the belief in the omnipotence of thought , described by Freud , which plays so important a role in neurotic defense mechanisms