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André Bazin

André Bazin (April 18, 1918 - November 11, 1958) was a famous critic of the French New Wave (circa 1958-62) who worked closely with Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut.

He was born in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France.

Two of his translated collections of criticism are mainstays of college film courses; What is Cinema, volumes 1 & 2. Bazin is known as a proponent of "appreciative criticism," wherein only critics who like a film can write a review of it, thus encouraging constructive criticism.

André Bazin died at Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France.