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An anthology of unparalleled scope, American Movie Critics charts the rise of movies as art, industry, and mass entertainment. Here are the great movie critics who forged a forceful new vernacular idiom for talking about the new art,?Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Richard Schickel, Pauline Kael, Andrew Sarris, and Molly Haskell, among them. Here too are notable American writers, including Carl Sandburg, H. L. Mencken, Susan Sontag, and John Ashbery, weighing in on a range of cinematic experiences. The volume?s narrative continues to the present with a sampling of the best of today?s reviewers, including J. Hoberman, Roger Ebert, A. O. Scott, and Manohla Dargis. This paperback edition includes additional material reflecting the impact of the Internet and DVDs on film criticism.

About the Author

Phillip Lopate, editor, is an essayist, novelist, and poet, whose books include: the personal essay trilogy Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body; and Waterfront:?A Journey Around Manhattan. He has also edited Art of the Personal Essay and Writing New York: A Literary Anthology.

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Lopate, Phillip
Library of America
Film & Video - Reference
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Film - History & Criticism
Motion pictures
Film and Television-Film Guides
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Grade Level:
from 12
9.20x6.18x1.65 in. 2.33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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