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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0691004218 9780691004211 0691089558 9780691089553|
|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.
"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