Professionalism In Cinema

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Cinema in its essence is the reproduction of reality. According to Andrè Bazin, man has been using art in order to preserve himself from
“spiritual death”. Film and photography are the only two examples of visual arts that allow us to achieve a further level of realism.
Bazin claims that cinema and photography are the only two visual arts capable of satisfying our obsession for realism. (Bazin, A.1967).
“No matter how skillful the painter, his work was always in fee to an inescapable subjectivity. The fact that a human hand intervened cast a shadow of doubt over the image’ is unavoidable. Film, in contrast, allowed, for the first time, allowed the image of the world to be formed automatically, without the creative intervention of man” (Bazin,
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The screaming of her only child is the only sound perceivable. Rossellini’s ability was also into finding actors that were willing to push themselves over the limits to achieve high levels of realism. The director, for instance, was astonished by Anna Magnani’s professionalism on set: “She wasn’t worried of getting hurt. When we were shooting she fell in a natural way, she scarred herself, at that point, she didn’t care about being prudent, she was willing to do everything, and this was her major strength .” (Rossellini, R.…show more content…
Outdoors locations, unprofessional actors, and natural lighting are applied to achieve a further level of reality. Cinematic realism is based on transparent editing that stimulates the intellectual skills of the spectator never imposing the filmmaker’s ideas. Although cinematic realism was, according to Bazin, fully achieved in neorealism we can still identify several recent films that achieve cinematic realism such as Linklater's "Boyhood" (2015) that has been described a model of cinematic realism.(Dargis, M.

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