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When the influential French film theorist Andre Bazin is mentioned an image of an asymptote a curve which gradually approaches a straight line but which meets it only at infinity will automatically conjures up in my mind By that asymptote Bazin actually means a images for the relation between film and reality pp 339 As one of the most sincere and substantial defender of realism in the cinema Bazin believes that films should represent the reality of ordinary peoples life and social change and the primary function of showing the spectator the real world By elaborating the objectivity of photography as the rescuer of painting from the obsession of realism he argued that cinema shared that objectivity in time Bazin 196710 Realizing there can only be a representation of reality and the functions of films as making of an ideal world in the likeness of the real world believing that the essential aim of filmmaking is the representation of the real world he argues that the film in order to fulfill its destiny of remaking the real world will inevitably have to apply certain styles and techniques He claimed that the need to apply artifice to give the illusion of transparency generated a creative tension that was crucial to the work of art pp 339 The cinema book He argued that that films can only be understood through an understanding of their styles Bazin 198035 and therefore the techniques and styles are quite crucial Characteristic of Bazins theory is the complication of his argument as he realized realism has different forms When we come to the crucial question of Through which artifice can film fulfill its destiny of remaking the real world As there are different applications to different artifices We have to consider it in a larger context of different representing form of realism provided by him Bazin established a line beginning in the silent period represented by Renoir in the 1930s and
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