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Totally, Tenderly, Tragically: Essays and Criticism from a Lifelong Love Affair with the Movies

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Phillip Lopate has been obsessed with movies from the start. As an undergraduate at Columbia, he organized the school's first film society. Later, he even tried his own hand at filmmaking. But it was not until his ascent as a major essayist that Lopate found his truest and most lasting contribution to the medium. And over the past twenty-five years, tackling subjects ranging from Visconti to Jerry Lewis, the first New York Film Festival to the most recent, Phillip Lopate has applied some of his most incisive commentary to the subject. Here in one place are the very best of these essays, including "Fourteen Koans by a Levite on Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ", "The Last Taboo: The Dumbing Down of American Movies", and "Was It a Montage for You, Too, Dear?" Funny, insightful, and edifying, Totally, Tenderly, Tragically is a must-read for anyone who loves movies.

Synopsis:

This book collects the best of award-winning essayist Phillip Lopate's pans and praises, criticisms and ruminations of a variety of films, in a book that no cinema fan will want to miss.

Synopsis:

Phillip Lopate has been obsessed with movies from the start. As an undergraduate at Columbia, he organized the school's first film society. Later, he even tried his own hand at filmmaking. But it was not until his ascent as a major essayist that Lopate found his truest and most lasting contribution to the medium. And, over the past twenty-five years, tackling subjects ranging from Visconti to Jerry Lewis, from the first New York Film Festival to the thirty-second, Phillip Lopate has made film his most cherished subject. Here, in one place, are the very best of these essays, a joy for anyone who loves movies.

Table of Contents

Introduction

MEMORIES

Anticipation of La Notte: The “Heroic” Age of Moviegoing

The First New York Film Festival—1963

Three on a Couch: Jerry Lewis Adjusts

Contempt: The Story of a Marriage

Antonionis Cronaca

Diary of a Country Priest: Films as Spiritual Life

Fassbinders Despair

FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

The Operatic Realism of Luchino Visconti

The World According to Makavejev

Fourteen Koans by a Levite on Scorseses The Last Temptation of Christ

Truffauts The Woman Next Door

David Lynchs Wild at Heart

Kenji Mizoguchi

The Legacy of John Cassavetes

A Taste for Naruse

Sidney Lumet, or The Necessity for Compromise

The Experimental Films of Warren Sonbert

Three Ozu Films from the Fifties

CAN MOVIES THINK?

The Passion of Pauline Kael

The Gallant Andrew Sarris

The Last Taboo: The Dumbing Down of American Movies

In Search of the Centaur: The Essay-Film

When Writers Direct

The Images of Children in Film

The 32nd New York Film Festival

Interview with Abbas Kiarostami

Was It a Montage for You, Too, My Dear?

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385492508
Author:
Lopate, Phillip
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.39x1.09 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book collects the best of award-winning essayist Phillip Lopate's pans and praises, criticisms and ruminations of a variety of films, in a book that no cinema fan will want to miss.
"Synopsis" by , Phillip Lopate has been obsessed with movies from the start. As an undergraduate at Columbia, he organized the school's first film society. Later, he even tried his own hand at filmmaking. But it was not until his ascent as a major essayist that Lopate found his truest and most lasting contribution to the medium. And, over the past twenty-five years, tackling subjects ranging from Visconti to Jerry Lewis, from the first New York Film Festival to the thirty-second, Phillip Lopate has made film his most cherished subject. Here, in one place, are the very best of these essays, a joy for anyone who loves movies.
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