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Remembering David Bordwell: A Tribute to a Renowned Film Scholar

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Renowned Film Scholar David Bordwell Passes Away at 76

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of David Bordwell, a prominent film scholar in the United States. At the age of 76, Bordwell leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking research in the fields of film history, theory, and criticism. Known for his contributions to the understanding of cinema, Bordwell authored important academic works such as “History of World Cinema” and “History of Film Style.”

Born and raised on a farm in the US, Bordwell’s passion for film began in his teenage years. He immersed himself in movies and film literature, eventually founding the Student Film Association during his studies. As a projectionist for film courses, Bordwell gained valuable experience that would shape his future career in academia.

Guided by his “middle level” theory, Bordwell developed a unique ideological system focusing on film narrative, poetics, and criticism. His renowned works include “Film Art: Form and Style,” “Film Poetics,” and “Hollywood Narrative Methods: Story and Style in Modern Films.”

David Bordwell’s contributions to the world of cinema have left an indelible mark on film scholarship and will be remembered for generations to come.

Written by Li Li
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