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Resnais is perhaps closest to Welles, his most independent and creative disciple, who transforms the whole problem. For, in Welles, a fixed point persists, even if it is in contact with the earth (low-angle shot). It is a present offered to our view, someone's death, sometimes given from the start, sometimes prefigured. It is also a sound-present, the story-teller's voice, the voice-off, which constitutes a radiophonie centre whose role is essential in Welles.27 And it is in relation to this...

Thought and cinema

Those who first made and thought about cinema began from simple idea cinema as industrial art achieves self-movem automatic movement, it makes movement the immediate gjy of the image. This kind of movement no longer depends on moving body or an object which realizes it, nor on a spirit which reconstitutes it. It is the image which itself moves in itself. In this sense, therefore, it is neither figurative nor abstract. It could be said that this was already the case with all artistic images and...