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Harold Bloom : critic in the active voice

Author: Ivan PintorFrank BatavickVictor Font BasFlo CarpFrank KermodeAll authors
Publisher: Hamilton, N.J. : Films Media Group, [2009]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From his assault on New Criticism to his salvos against the school of resentment, literary scholar Harold Bloom has fused an eloquent defense of the western canon with insightful analysis and a rebel's penchant for controversy. This imaginative program, the first-ever documentary on Bloom's far-reaching contributions to literary criticism, ushers viewers through the complex world of his writings, ideas, influences,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), 2009
Named Person: Harold Bloom; Harold Bloom
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Pintor; Frank Batavick; Victor Font Bas; Flo Carp; Frank Kermode; Xavier Pérez; Raffaele Pinto; Amador Vega; Prodimag, S.L.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 700413881
Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally produced in 2009.
Available on Films on demand.
Credits: Production designer, Vinyet Escobar ; director of photography, Jordi Figueres ; editing and post production, Silvia Gómez Oliete ; translator, Leslie Nichols.
Performer(s): Narrator, Flo Carp ; dancers, Miquel Barcelona, Carla Macau ; actors, Howard Perry, Susan Kempster, Toby Harper, Reg Wilson, Victor Font, Biel Font ; commentary, Brother Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Frank Kermode, Xavier Pérez, Rafaelle Pinto, Amador Vega, David Bloom.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, sound, color
Details: System requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Firefox; Adobe Flash Player or Windows MediaPlayer or Apple QuickTime.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Harold Bloom: Literary Critic (1:18) --
Aesthetic Merit in Literature (1:02) --
Bloom: Literary Populist (1:12) --
Bloom on Literary Canon (1:59) --
Bloom on Irony (2:11) --
Competing with the Dead (2:26) --
Romanticism and Imagination (2:15) --
Kabbalah and Criticism (3:29) --
Literary Canon (2:02) --
Shakespeare (3:01) --
Chaucer and the Creation of Character (1:37) --
Falstaff's Vocation: Meditative Characters (3:25) --
Milton Connection (2:53) --
Cervantes (3:15) --
Dante and the Genius of Theology (3:33) --
Wordsworth (1:10) --
Walt Whitman (2:50) --
Bloom on the Twentieth Century (3:22) --
Freud: Psychology as Poetry (2:27) --
Borges (3:19) --
School of Resentment (4:05) --
Reading against Death (2:26).
Other Titles: Critic in the active voice
Films on demand.
Responsibility: director/writer, Ivan Pintor ; English script, Frank Batavick ; executive producers, Frank J. Batavick, Victor Font Bas ; a co-production of Prodimag, S.L. and Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Abstract:

From his assault on New Criticism to his salvos against the school of resentment, literary scholar Harold Bloom has fused an eloquent defense of the western canon with insightful analysis and a rebel's penchant for controversy. This imaginative program, the first-ever documentary on Bloom's far-reaching contributions to literary criticism, ushers viewers through the complex world of his writings, ideas, influences, and impact. Presenting extensive commentary from Bloom himself, the film also features detailed interviews with the renowned Sir Frank Kermode, a long-time colleague and sometime rival of Bloom's, and The New School's Dr. Nicholas Birns, literary critic and former student of both Bloom and Kermode. Academics who have studied Bloom's career, including Dr. Xavier Pérez Torío of Pompeu Fabra University and Dr. Raffaele Pinto of the University of Barcelona.

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