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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As a means for situating film in the broader context of media, and as a means for handling the range of ways that film can be understood as a medium, it will be fruitful to initiate this reference article by making explicit two central definitions of the word. No doubt this liuis function fits in without difficulty the field of psychology.

Baudry, Jean Louis Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus

It supposes the subject and it circumscribes his place. Whereas Carroll, in writing about multiplicity of media contained within film, is concerned particularly with the content of film, other scholars have formulated theories of film that encompass elements beyond the film proper. Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission.

University of Cali- fornia Press. Carroll, Engaging the Moving Image6.

Between the two com- plementary stages of production a mutation effeccts the signifying material takes place neither translation nor transcription, obviously, for the image is not reducible to language precisely where the camera is. Indeed, defining what a film is has proven to be one of the central tropes in film discourse.

French film critic Andre Bazin published a four-volume tome whose title, What is Cinema? The projection operation projector and screen restore continuity of movement and the temporal dimension to the sequence of static images. In Baudry’s theory of the apparatus he likens the movie-goer to someone in a dream.


Jean-Louis Baudry “Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus” – A Review

But the movement and continuity are the visible expression one might even say the projection of their relations, derived from the tiny discontinuities between the images. The use of different lenses, when not dictated by technical considerations aimed at restoring the habitual perspective such as shoot- ing in limited or extended spaces which one wishes to expand or contract does not destroy [traditional] perspective but rather makes it play a normative role.

Their sci- entific base assures them a sort of neutrality and avoids their being questioned. Indeed, the discovery, in the 16th century, that exposed salts of silver would darken if exposed to light enabled the knowledge and technology necessary for the first daguerreotypes in the early s.

But only on one condition can these dif- ferences create this illusion: 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. This might permit the supposi- tion, especially because the camera moves, of a multiplicity of points of view which would neutralize the fixed position of the eye-subject and even nullify it.

Apparatus theory also states that within the text’s perspective, the central position of the viewer is ideological. The first, attached to the image itself, derives from the character portrayed as a center of secondary identifications, carrying an identity which con- stantly must be loyis and reestablished. The Language of New Media.

However, when projected the frames create meaning, through the relationship between them, creating a juxtapositioning and a continuity.

The ability to reconstitute movement is after all only a partial, elementary aspect of a more gen- eral capability. 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. Just as the origins of film are marked by the existence of competing image technologies so to is in the current film world. Both, fool the subject the viewer and the self into believing in a continuity, while both occasionally providing glimpses of the actual discontinuity present in the construction.

But here we must turn to the relation between the succession of images inscribed by the camera and their projection, bypassing momentarily the place occupied by montage, which plays a decisive role in the strategy of the ideology produced.


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University of California Press, But, on the other hand, going back to the first question, one may ask, do the instruments the technical base produce specific ideological effects, and are these effects themselves ideollgical by the dominant ideol- ogy? The arrangement of the cave, except that in the cinema it is already doubled in a sort of enclosure in which the camera, the darkened chamber, is enclosed in another darkened chamber, the projection hall.

The individual images as such dis- appear so that movement and continuity can appear. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The meaning effect pro- duced does not depend only on the content effwcts the images but also on the material procedures by which an illusion of continuity, dependent on the persistence of vision, is restored from dis- continuous elements.

As much as the technologies overlap, there are crucial differences between the film louie photography including, for example, the possibility of synchronous sound in efffects. The reflected is image presents a whole, something the child will continually strive for but never reach.

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This is where the Marxist aspect of the theory comes into play. Apparatus theory also argues that cinema maintains the dominant ideology of the culture within the viewer.

Add to this that the ego believes that what is shown is shown for a reason, that whatever it ideologicap has purpose, has meaning.

In which case, concealment of the technical base will also bring about a specific ideological effect.