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Rosenbaum, Jonathan

Works: 50 works in 268 publications in 6 languages and 16,870 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Reviews  Interviews  Miscellanea  History  Crime films  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Commentator, Collaborator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PN1994, 791.430233092
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Movies as politics by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Placing movies the practice of film criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 essays cover an extraordinarily broad range of films--from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign art movies to experimental cinema. They include not just reviews but perceptive commentary on directors, actors, and trends and thoughtful analysis of the practice of film criticism. It is this last element--Rosenbaum's reflections on the art of film criticism--that sets this collection apart from other volumes of film writing. Both in the essays themselves and in the section introductions, Rosenbaum provides a rare insider's view of his profession: the backstage politics, the formulation of critical judgments, the function of film commentary. Taken together, these pieces serve as a guided tour of the profession of film criticism. They also serve as representative samples of Rosenbaum's unique brand of film writing. Among the highlights are memoirs of director Jacques Tati and maverick critic Manny Farber, celebrations of classics such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Manchurian Candidate, and considered reevaluations of Orson Welles and Woody Allen [Publisher description]
Discovering Orson Welles by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Discovering Orson Welles' collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth
Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Essential Cinema offers in-depth assessments of an astonishing range of films : established classics such as Rear Window, M, and Creed; ambitious but flawed works like The Thin Red Line and Breaking the Waves; eccentric masterpieces from around the world, including Irma Vep and Archangel; and recent films that have bitterly divided critics and viewers, among them Eyes Wide Shut and A.I. He also explores the careers of such diverse filmmakers as Robert Altman, Raul Ruiz, Frank Tashlin, Elaine May, Sam Fuller, Terence Davies, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Orson Welles. In conclusion, Rosenbaum offers his own film canon of 1,000 key works from the beginning of cinema to the present day. A cogent and provocative argument about the art of film, Essential Cinema is also a fiercely independent reference book of must-see movies for film lovers everywhere."--Jacket
Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While the average American can usually find a book or record that has not been endorsed by the mainstream media, when it comes to movies, consumers are powerless against what Rosenbaum calls "the media-industrial complex." Using examples ranging from the New York Times's coverage of the Cannes film festival to the anticommercial practices of Orson Welles, from the American Film Institute to the major studios, and from Small Soldiers to Starship Troopers, Movie Wars details the workings of the powerful forces that are in the process of ruining our precious cinematic culture and heritage, and the counterforces that have begun to fight back."--BOOK JACKET
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles ( Book )
31 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
work in radio, theatre, film, and television; his comments on Hollywood and Broadway producers, directors, and stars; and his wonderful views of life: the difference between feline and canine people; why men like magic shows and women don't; why actors are the third sex. This is the book that Welles ultimately considered his autobiography, but it's a memoir like no other. Epic in scope, but always as magnificently engaging as Welles himself was in real life, This Is
Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transition by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 Cinephilia gathers together over fifty examples of Rosenbaum's criticism from the past four decades, 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"--Provided by publisher
Midnight movies by J Hoberman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synopsis: These are a few of the over 100 films discussed in Midnight Movies, a comprehensive and in-depth look at the subculture movies of the past three decades. Here is the complete history of cult films, their makers, and their audience; an examination of how films become "midnight movies," and what keeps audiences coming back to see them over and over; an exploration of the connections between subversive film and the subcultures from which it emerges. Supplemented with a new afterward detailing the accommodation of midnight movies into the mainstream and speculating on the future of the genre, Midnight Movies is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and future of American cinema
A bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young car thief kills a policeman and goes on the run with his American girlfriend
Play time by Jacques Tati ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the third in the Monsieur Hulot trilogy, the bemused Frenchman tries in vain to maintain an appointment in an urban landscape of glass and steel. A group of American tourists arrive in Paris, only to find its mass of skyscrapers and office blocks indistinguishable from those of any other big city. Whenever the path of Monsieur Hulot (Tati) crosses that of the group as everyone copes with modern life, comedy ensues
Abbas Kiarostami by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crumb by Terry Zwigoff ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate documentary portrait of underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb's incredible career, as well as his past, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people ever seen on-screen
Greed by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greed is a legendary film. Begun in 1923, it was to have been the masterwork of Erich von Stroheim, one of the most influential directors of the age. But Stroheim's colossal ambitions for his picture were to be his undoing. His obsession with realistic detail and determination to extract every ounce of drama from his source, Frank Norris's novel McTeague, stretched the shooting schedule to inordinate lengths, resulting in a film which ran for over seven hours
Dead man by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film : the front line, 1983 by Jonathan Rosenbaum ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WR-- mysteries of the organism ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
Sátántangó by Béla Tarr ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story revolves around an abandoned agricultural collective, where a handful of lost and lonely characters eke out a living until a charismatic con man arrives to shake things up"--Container
Rivette : texts and interviews by Jacques Rivette ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ローゼンバウム, ジョナサン
English (189)
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