As I mentioned in class today, since most of us are still waiting for books, I’ve jostled the readings a bit since a pdf of Bazin’s “The Evolution of the Language of Cinema” is readily available online. I hadn’t intended this to be your first reading, as I know it is a bit challenging, but I am sure we can get through it together on Monday, and hopefully by midweek we will all have books and will be able to right the ship, as it were.
Here’s the Bazin link. You may want to print it for easier reference. At the very least, make sure to take notes to which you can refer in class on Monday.
Have a good weekend!