Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism
by Jonathan Rosenbaum (Goodreads Author)
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
Paperback, 348 pages
Published May 10th 1995 by University of California Press
(first published April 10th 1995)
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Nice collection of film essays with a history of the author's own career as a critic interwoven with notes on responsibility and style. The contrarion pieces on Woody Allen and The Cohen Bros. Barton Fink again give pause and as usual, there's some useful insights into Welles. Those not well-read in film criticism will also be grateful for being introduced to the writings of Manny Farber.