The article’s intention is to determine the relation between film and architecture. Through the more encompassing notions of existence, presence, materiality, technologicalness and memory, the two are examined as distinct art forms. The examination of their historical development and phenomenality conceives the understanding of their relation through André Bazin’s idea of the mummy complex, which leads to the conclusion that film offers a radical expansion of the existing meanings of architecture, which, in turn, establishes the essential role of film.

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