• Published 2009

THE MYTH OF TOTAL CINEMA

@inproceedings{Bazin2009THEMO,
  title={THE MYTH OF TOTAL CINEMA},
  author={Andr{\'e} Bazin},
  year={2009}
}
Paradoxically enough, the impression left on the reader by Georges Sadoul's admirable book on the origins of the cinema is of a reversal, in spite of the author's Marxist views, of the relations between an economic and technical evolution and the imagination of those carrying on the search. The way things happened seems to call for a reversal of the historical order of causality, which goes from the economic infrastructure to the ideological superstructure, and for us to consider the basic… CONTINUE READING