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Scott, A. O. 1966-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 25 publications in 3 languages and 1,642 library holdings
Genres: Reviews  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. O Scott
Better living through criticism : how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth by A. O Scott( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than everFew could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics--himself included--can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative, and urgent activities of modern existence.Using his own film criticism as a starting point--everything from his infamous dismissal of the international blockbuster The Avengers to his intense affection for Pixar's animinated Ratatouille--Scott expands outward, easily guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the origins of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones, the power of Marina Abramovich and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn.' Drawing on the long tradition of criticism from Aristotle to Susan Sontag, Scott shows that real criticism was and always will be the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive. "The time for criticism is always now," Scott explains, "because the imperative to think clearly, to insist on the necessary balance of reason and passion, never goes away.""--
The New York times guide to the best 1000 movies ever made by Vincent Canby( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers New York Times reviews for the best American and foreign films that were released from 1929 to 1998
Sanctuary by Gregory Crewdson( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the love of movies the story of American film criticism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the raw beginnings of criticism before D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s, to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all through the insights and expertise of a diverse group of passionate film critics. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the profession of film criticism"--Container
Better living through criticism how to think about art, pleasure, beauty, and truth by A. O Scott( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott argues that we are all, in fact, critics, because criticism informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, social interaction, and private feelings. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that wile individual critics--himself included--are often wrong about their judgments, the intellectual discipline of criticism is a noble calling and an indispensable tool of modern life. Using his own film criticism as a starting point, he expands outward, guiding readers through the complexities of Rilke and Shelley, the influence of Chuck Berry and hip-hop, the power of Marina Abramovic, and "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Scott shows that real criticism is the breath of fresh air that allows true creativity to thrive
The passion of the Maya by A. O Scott( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The New York times guide to the best 1000 movies ever made
Alternative Names
A. O. Scott Amerikaans journalist

A. O. Scott giornalista statunitense

A. O. Scott periodista, critico de cine estadounidense

A. O. Scott US-amerikanischer Journalist und Filmkritiker

A. O. 스콧

A・O・スコット

A·O·史考特

A·O·斯科特

Scott, A. O.

Scott, A. O. 1966-

Scott, Anthony Oliver 1966-

Скотт, Энтони

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Languages
English (20)

German (4)

French (1)

Covers
Sanctuary