Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition

Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition

Jonathan Rosenbaum


The esteemed movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has introduced international cinema to American audiences for the final 4 a long time. His incisive writings on person filmmakers outline movie tradition as a various and ever-evolving perform, unpredictable but topic to analyses simply as diverse as his personal discriminating tastes. For Rosenbaum, there is not any excessive or low cinema, in simple terms extra fascinating or much less attention-grabbing movies, and the items amassed right here, from an appreciation of Marilyn Monroe’s intelligence to a vintage dialogue on and with Jean-Luc Godard, amply testify to his large mind and multi-faceted expertise. Goodbye Cinema, hi Cinephilia gathers jointly over fifty examples of Rosenbaum’s feedback from the earlier 4 a long time, every one of which demonstrates his ardour for a way we view videos, in addition to how we write approximately them. Charting our altering issues with the interconnected concerns that encompass video, DVDs, the net, and new media, the writings accumulated right here additionally spotlight Rosenbaum’s polemics in regards to the electronic age. From the rediscovery and recirculation of vintage motion pictures, to the social and aesthetic effect of technological adjustments, Rosenbaum doesn’t disappoint in assembling a magisterial forged of little-known filmmakers in addition to the regularly occurring faces and iconic names that experience helped to outline our period.

As we circulation into this new decade of moviegoing—one during which Hollywood will proceed to think the shockwaves of the electronic age—Jonathan Rosenbaum remains a beneficial advisor. Goodbye Cinema, hi Cinephilia is a consummate number of his paintings, now not easily for fanatics of this seminal critic, yet for all these open to the wide range of flicks he embraces and is helping us to clarify.

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