Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia Film Culture in Transition
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Description: The esteemed film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has brought global cinema to American audiences for the last four decades. His incisive writings on individual filmmakers define film culture as a diverse and ever-evolving practice, unpredictable yet subject to analyses just as diversified as his own discriminating tastes. For Rosenbaum, there is no high or low cinema, only more interesting or less interesting films, and the pieces collected here, from an appreciation of Marilyn Monroe's intelligence to a classic discussion on and with Jean-Luc Godard, amply testify to his broad intellect and multi-faceted talent.Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephiliagathers together over fifty examples of Rosenbaum's criticism from the past four decade, each of which demonstrates his passion for the way we view movies, as well as how we write about them. Charting our changing concerns with the interconnected issues that surround video, DVDs, the Internet, and new media, the writings collected here also highlight Rosenbaum's polemics concerning the digital age. From the rediscovery and recirculation of classic films, to the social and aesthetic impact of technological changes, Rosenbaum doesn't disappoint in assembling a magisterial cast of little-known filmmakers as well as the familiar faces and iconic names that have helped to define our era. As we move into this new decade of moviegoingone in which Hollywood will continue to feel the shockwaves of the digital ageJonathan Rosenbaum remains a valuable guide.Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephiliais a consummate collection of his work, not simply for fans of this seminal critic, but for all those open to the wide variety of films he embraces and helps us to elucidate.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall