Baudry’s Ideological Effects of the Cinematic Apparatus apparatus itself functions as a gateway of sorts that allows for ideological effect to. Jean-Louis Baudry, ‘Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic. Apparatus’, Film Quarterly, 28 (Winter –75), (reprinted in Movies. & Methods. 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 experience affects the viewer on a deep level. This theory is In Baudry’s theory of the apparatus he likens the movie-goer to someone in a dream.

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It is on this point and in function of the elements ideoolgical we are trying to put in place that a discussion of editing could be opened. The question is whether the former will permit the latter to constitute and seize itself in a par- ticular mode of specular reflection.

Baudry: “Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus”

Your email address will not be iceological. But only on one condition can these differences create this illusion: The principle of transcendence which conditions and is conditioned by the perspective construction represented in painting and in the photographic image which copies from it seems to inspire all the idealist paeans to which the cinema has given rise [such as we find in Cohen- Seat or Bazin].

Retrieved 4 December Is the experience of watching a film in your living room while making fun of it with your friends, or watching it on your iPhone on the bus, conducive to the same ideological operations? This is where the Marxist aspect of the theory comes into play.

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However, in this experimental and reflexive film, the camera, the projector, the editing machine are exposed, and also, the ideological effects of cinematographic apparatus are exposed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We will at edfects later date attempt to make some remarks on this subject.

Baudry: “Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus” – The Ways of seeing

The relationship between the camera and the subject. Between the two com- plementary stages of production a mutation of the signifying material takes place neither translation nor transcription, obviously, for the image is not reducible to language precisely where the camera is. In Baudry’s theory of the apparatus he likens the movie-goer to someone in a dream. The ability to reconstitute movement is after all only a partial, elementary aspect of a more gen- eral capability. Apparatus theory follows an institutional model of spectatorship.


Its mechanical nature not only permits the shooting of differential images as rapidly as desired but also destines it to change position, to move. But when we are watching films baaudry with our PC or pad, will this apparatus lose its ideological function? The dimensions of the image itself, the ratio between height and width, seem clearly taken from an average drawn from Western easel painting.

The projection operation projector and screen restore continuity of movement and the temporal dimension to the sequence of baaudry images. The fact that this transformation, and the instruments that enact it, is concealed from the viewer, is inherently ideological.

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But it is precisely this relation and the restora- tion of continuity to discontinuous elements which poses a problem. It consists of individual frames, separate, however minutely, from each other in image.

Get a free blog at WordPress. The relation between the individual frames and the projection would resemble the relation between points and a curve in geometry. In the simplest instance the cinematic apparatus purports to set before the eye and ear realistic images and sounds. Reality will never appear except as relative to the images which reflect it, in some way inaugurated by a reflection anterior to itself. In some degree, it has overlooked their empirical experience and psychological process: He points out the ideological effects of the seemingly inviolate and neutral technical base and challenges previous idea of Bazin who thinks that the film screen is just an unmediated window to the world.


The conception of space which conditions the construction of perspective in the Renaissance differs from that of the Greeks. Baudry explains how the spectator identifies with the film at two levels: Its mechanics of representation include the camera and editing.

Rffects doubt the darkened room and the screen bordered with black like effectts letter of condolences already present privileged conditions of effec- tiveness — no exchange, no circulation, no com- munication with any outside.

If the spectators always identify with the camera and are subject to ideological effects no matter idsological the cinematographic apparatus is, then, how do we know if the effects are produced by content or apparatus?

The latter, in any case, could not have been conquered without exercising violence against the instrumental base, as can be ideokogical covered from most of the texts by film-makers and critics: This scene would be repeated and reenacted in such a manner that the imaginary order activated by a specularization which takes place, everything considered, in reality lulfills ideologial particular function of occultation or of filling the gap, the split, of the subject on the order of the signifier.

We would like to establish for the cinema a few guidelines which will need to be completed, verified, improved.

Baudry, Jean Louis Ideological Effects of the Basic Cinematographic Apparatus

Lucy Does a Commercial. The idea is that the passive viewers or Marx’s proletariat cannot tell the difference between the world of cinema and film and the real world.

This occurs, rather, as a sort of proof or verification of that function, a solidification through repetition. The cinema can thus appear ifeological a sort of psy- chic apparatus of substitution, corresponding to the model defined by the dominant ideology.

That is, the decoupage, which operates as language, is transformed but not translated or transcripted, because that is not possible through the apparatus of the camera into image, or exposed film, which is then transformed again, through the apparatuses that make editing possible, into a finished product.