Chapter 1


David Norman Rodowick, The Virtual Life of Film (2007).


Philippe Dubois, “Introduction/Présentation, in Alessandro Bordina, Philippe Dubois, and Lucia Ramos Monteiro, eds., Oui, c’est du cinéma/Yes, It’s Cinema. Formes et espaces de l’image en mouvement/Forms and Spaces of the Moving Image (Pasian di Prato: Campanotto Editore, 2009), 7.


Chuck Tryon, Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence (2009).


Dudley Andrew, What Cinema Is! (2010).


Ibid., xxiv.


James Lastra, “What Cinema Is (for the Moment . . .),” paper presented at the conference “The Impact of Technological Innovations on the Historiography and Theory of Cinema,” Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, November 2011. Unpublished, quoted with permission of the author. Forthcoming in Nicolas Dulac and André Gaudreault, eds., Du média au postmédia: continuités, ruptures/From Media to Post-Media: Continuities and Ruptures (Lausanne: L’Âge d’Homme).


Tom Gunning, “Let’s Start Over: Why Cinema Hasn’t Yet Been Invented,” paper presented at the annual Film Studies Association of Canada conference, Kitchener/Waterloo, Canada, May 2012. Unpublished, quoted with permission of the author.


Lastra, “What Cinema Is.”


André Bazin, “Le mythe du cinéma total,” in Qu’est-ce que le cinéma?, vol. 1, Ontologie et langage (Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 1958), 19–24. Translated by Hugh Gray as “The Myth of Total Cinema” in Bazin, What Is Cinema? vol. 1 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967), 17–22.


In a paper presented at the 16th Convegno internazionale di studi sul cinema conference entitled “In the Very Beginning, at the Very End,” Università degli Studi di Udine, Udine, Italy, March 2009. See André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion, “Le cinéma est encore mort! Un média et ses crises identitaires,” in ed. Thierry Lancien, MEI (Médiation et information) 34 (2012): 27–42.

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The text of this article was appeared in English in 2012 in André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion, The Kinematic Turn: Film in the Digital Era and its Ten Problems, trans. Timothy Barnard (Montreal: caboose, 2012).


Gunning, “Let’s Start Over.”


Alessandro Bordina, Philippe Dubois and Lucia Ramos Monteiro, eds., Oui, c’est du cinéma/Yes, It’s Cinema.


Gunning, “Let’s Start Over.”


Raymond Bellour, La querelle des dispositifs: Cinéma—installations, expositions (Paris: P.O.L, 2012).


Raymond Bellour, our transcription of a filmed interview entitled “La querelle des dispositifs 1,” YouTube video, 18:54, dated November 26, 2012, posted by “jeanpaulhirsch” on December 13, 2012.

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The interview is accessible at the following address: The segment quoted begins at the 4 minute, 45 second mark.


Raymond Bellour, second title card of a video recording of a seminar at the Centre de recherches sur les arts et le langage (CEHTA/CRAL) entitled “La querelle des dispositifs: Cinéma—installations, expositions 1/3,” YouTube video, 25:30, recorded on January 9, 2013, posted by “CRAL–Centre de Recherches sur les arts et le langage.” on January 22, 2013. Our emphasis.

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The video is accessible at the following address: The segment quoted begins at the 21 second mark.

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