Angela Dalle Vacche

Full Professor of Film Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology (US)

Angela Dalle Vacche is a Professor of Film Studies in the School of Literature, Media, Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written three books: "The Body in The Mirror: Shapes of History in Italian Cinema" (Princeton, 1992); "Cinema and Painting: How Art is Used in Film" (Texas 1996); "Diva: Defiance and Passion: Italian Women and Early Cinema" (Texas 2008). She has also edited two anthologies: "The Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History" (Rutgers, 2002); "Film, Art, New Media: Museum without Walls" (Palgrave, 2012). She has co-edited with Brian Price "Color: The Film Reader" (Routledge, 2006). She is currently working on "Andre Bazin’s Film Theory: Art, Science, Religion", to be published by Oxford University Press, 2018.  

André Bazin’s Film Theory: Art, Science, Religion

This book will show that the French film critic answers his famous question “What is cinema?” by articulating a paradigm with religion, art, and science, in order of importance. This question, however, implies a second question: “What is a human?” in relation to all its others on screen, such as objects, machines, plants, animals, and landscapes. Organized as an intellectual history of Bazin’s influences, Dalle Vacche’s book explains references and metaphors concerning art, science, and religion in some 2,600 scholarly texts in the Yale Bazin Archive, only 10 percent of which have been published in English.

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