Monday, August 6, 2012

The Moviegoer

A very nice collection of film criticism:

A provocative and dynamic force in American culture since the early twentieth century, movies have presented several generations of American writers with a new, fascinating, and challenging subject. How writers rose to the challenge, and in the process created an extraordinary body of work—passionate, contentious, restlessly curious—makes for a dazzling and constantly entertaining volume. "I have focused," writes editor Phillip Lopate, "on film criticism as an art in itself—the magnet for strong, elegant, eloquent, enjoyable writing."

When you include writings by Baldwin, Sontag, and Ellison, it adds dramatically to the range.

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