By James Naremore

ISBN-10: 0520279735

ISBN-13: 9780520279735

ISBN-10: 0520279743

ISBN-13: 9780520279742

In 1895, Louis Lumière supposedly acknowledged that cinema is "an invention with out a future." James Naremore makes use of this mythical comment as a kick off point for a meditation at the so-called demise of cinema within the electronic age, and as a manner of introducing a wide-ranging sequence of his essays on video clips prior and current. those essays comprise discussions of authorship, edition, and appearing; commentaries on Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, and Stanley Kubrick; and stories of more moderen paintings via non-Hollywood administrators Pedro Costa, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. vital topics recur: the family members among modernity, modernism, and postmodernism; the altering mediascape and dying of older applied sciences; and the necessity for strong serious writing in an period whilst print journalism is waning and the arts are devalued. The ebook concludes with essays on 4 significant American movie critics: James Agee, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.

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