Book Title: The Concept of Cinema
Author: Ángel Faretta
Publisher: ASL Ediciones
Collection: Aesthetical Theory
Buenos Aires, 2021
First and pillar decantation of the theoretical development that Ángel Faretta expands book after book. The Concept of Cinema is a unique text, foundational. With a comprehension system both rigorous and of his own, Faretta establishes the principles that rule the thought and poetics of cinema: off-camera, vertical axis, principle of symmetry and the triad of index, icon and symbolics. In the same way, he sustains the constitutive of the Dixie nature and the Austrian-Hungarian element for the configuration of the first decisionist art of modernity, and the reasons why it has reached an ending and its purpose. For this third edition texts have been incorporated that amplify and nurture the ones that came before. At the same time, we have two film examples, shown shot for shot, which allow to visualize the fundamental concepts and confirm the strength of a line of thinking, which is also an aesthetical, historical and philosophical stance on human art and their makings.