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Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism

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Jonathan Rosenbaum, longtime contributor to such publications as Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, and The Village Voice, is arguably the most eloquent, insightful film critic writing in America today. Placing Movies, the first collection of his work, gathers together thirty of his most distinctive and illuminating pieces. Written over a span of twenty-one years, these essa ...more
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Published May 10th 1995 by University of California Press (first published April 10th 1995)
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Interesting to see how film criticism differs from art criticism and literature criticism

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