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Artists in the audience : cults, camp, and American film criticism

Author: Greg Taylor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of American film criticism. It shows that film critics, beginning in the 1940s, turned to the movies as raw material to be molded into a radical modernism than that offered by any other  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Taylor
ISBN: 0691004218 9780691004211 0691089558 9780691089553
OCLC Number: 40163556
Description: x, 198 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Spectator as Critic as Artist --
Movies to the Rescue: American Modernism and the Middlebrow Challenge --
Life on the Edge: Manny Farber and Cult Criticism --
Hallucinating Hollywood: Parker Tyler and Camp Spectatorship --
From Termites to Auteurs: Cultism Goes Mainstream --
Heavy Culture and Underground Camp --
Retreat into Theory --
Conclusion: Love, Death, and the Limits of Artistic Criticism.
Responsibility: Greg Taylor.
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"The educated public has known for years that vanguard film theory is one part self-indulgence, two parts hoodwinking. Taylor's study shows precisely how and why the interpreters lost touch within Read more...

 
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