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Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus. Jean-Louis Baudry, Alan Williams. FILM QUART, Vol. 28 No. 2, Winter, ; (pp. ) DOI. Apparatus theory, derived in part from Marxist film theory, semiotics, and psychoanalysis, was a This effect is ideological because it is a reproduced reality and the cinematic This theory is explored in the work of Jean-Louis Baudry. This is. Jean-Louis Baudry, ‘Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic. Apparatus’, Film Quarterly, 28 (Winter –75), (reprinted in Movies. & Methods.

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Between the two com- plementary stages of production a mutation of the signifying material takes place neither translation nor transcription, obviously, for the image ideplogical not reducible to language precisely where the camera is.

Luois this sense it contributes in a singularly emphatic way to the ideological function of art, which is to provide the tangible representation of meta- physics. It is an initiative of JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in technology. Does the technical nature of optical instruments, directly attached to scientific prac- tice, serve to conceal not only their use ideologucal ideo- logical products but also the ideological effects which they may provoke themselves?

As much as the technologies overlap, there are crucial differences between the film and photography including, for example, the possibility of synchronous sound in film. The image seems to reflect the world but solely in the naive inversion of a founding hierarchy: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved 4 December Baudry moves on to how he effecgs the subject is so able to become consciously enmeshed in the film.


Indeed, defining what a film is has proven to be one of the central tropes in film discourse. The reflected is image presents a whole, something the child will continually strive for but never reach. Bazin, What is Cinema? So what is the importance of this effacement baudru discontinuity in frames.

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Leave a Comment Filed under Uncategorized Tags: These pro- cedures must of necessity call cinematographic technique into play. Husserl, Les Meditations Cartesiennes Paris: For Bazin the invention of photography constitutes the most important even in the history of film.

The JSTOR Archive is a trusted digital repository providing for long-term preservation and access to leading academic journals and scholarly literature from around the world. Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work. The cinema can thus appear as a sort of psy- chic apparatus of substitution, corresponding to the model defined by the dominant ideology. Corti and Bazin, What Is Cinema?

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This is where the Marxist aspect of the theory comes into play. Disturbing elements distance the spectator from the film, allowing her to apprehend its ideological processes? This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat One ideolpgical doubtless question the privileged position which optical instruments seem to occupy on the line of intersection of science and ideological products.

Indeed, bauxry discovery, in the 16th century, that exposed salts of silver would darken if ideolofical to light enabled the knowledge and technology necessary for the first daguerreotypes in the early s.

Or, as Manovich puts it: Film history shows that as a result of the com- bined inertia of painting, theater, and photog- raphy, it took a certain time to notice the in- herent mobility of the cinematic mechanism. We must first establish the place of the in- strumental base in the set of operations which combine in the production of a film we omit consideration of economic implications. It is thus first at the level of the apparatus that the cinema functions as a language: The conception of space which conditions the construction of perspective in the Jsan differs from that of the Greeks.


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Ideology is not imposed on cinema, but is part of its nature and it shapes the way the audience thinks. Only an error or lack of competence will permit them to seize, and this is a disagreeable sensation, the changes of time and place of action. But also, and paradoxically, the optical appa- ratus camera obscura will serve in the same period to elaborate in pictorial work a new mode of representation, perspectiva artificalis. Another operation effected through instruments takes place when the finished product of the film, which is a commodity that possesses exchange value, is transformed through the apparatuses of the projector and the screen to become the filmic event which can then be consumed, which is a product with use value.

Then the phone rings, and he re- turns to his surroundings with a start. The mirror stage is also where the subject becomes alienated from itself, and thus is introduced into the Imaginary order.