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The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

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When Roger Ebert died in April, 2013, it marked the end of an era--he was the last of the superstar movie critics who emerged in the 1960s in the wake of the success of Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris. In The Rhapsodes David Bordwell traces this phenomenon back to four important writers: Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler. Each defended an idea of the artistic worth of Hollywood cinema. Ferguson saw in Hollywood an adept, engaging mode of popular storytelling. Agee sought in cinema the lyrical ...

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The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture
2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226352206

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The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture
2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226352176

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