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Staring and Looking Back: A Reunderstanding of Bazin’s Film Theory

Zimeng Wang, Jin Tang


Film, as a new art, is also the most comprehensive art existence at present. Nowadays, although fi lm has achieved a certain
degree of innovation and breakthrough in technology and theory, today’s fi lm theorists can always get new enlightenment and cognition
when they suddenly look back and re-examine those early fi lm theories. This paper will explore the practical signifi cance of Bazin’s fi lm
theory in contemporary fi lm creation through in-depth interpretation of Bazin’s fi lm theory.


Film theory; Authenticity; Narrative structure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v8i4.12427