WorldCat Identities

Rosenbaum, Jonathan

Works: 52 works in 294 publications in 6 languages and 18,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Reviews  Miscellanea  Comic books, strips, etc  History  Gangster films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jonathan Rosenbaum
Most widely held works by Jonathan Rosenbaum
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 1,200 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
Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 921 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
Movies as politics by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of reviews and essays that focus on the political and social dynamics of the contemporary movie scene. It explores the many links between film and our ideological identities as individuals and as a society. -- Publisher description
Midnight movies by J Hoberman( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 776 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
À bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time criminal kills a police officer, setting in motion a tragic series of events for both himself and his American girlfriend
Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 641 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."--Jacket
Play time by Jacques Tati( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Hulot wanders through a bewildering modern Paris of glass and steel trying to keep a business appointment and repeatedly encountering a group of American tourists searching in vain for the old Paris
Placing movies : the practice of film criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 560 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( Book )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 445 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
The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this collection since Orson Welles never completed a final cut of Mr. Arkadin, several edits of the film exist, in different languages, with different sequences, actors, narrative structures, and even titles. The Corinth version was unearthed by filmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1960s, based on statements made by Welles and editor Renzo Lucidi, the Corinth version is thought to be the latest version to have been under Welles's control. The Confidential report version is believed to be the cut finished by producer Louis Dolivet after he barred Welles from the editing room. The comprehensive version is a new version of the film representing a "best guess" approach following Welles's later statements, style, and continuity clues and includes as much existing footage as possible
Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transition by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af mere end 50 artikler om film og filmfolk fra de sidste 40 år, tidligere udgivet i tidsskrifter og på hans hjemmeside
Abbas Kiarostami by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crumb by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind
Greed by Erich Von Stroheim( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MGM, horrified, prised the film from Stroheim's grasp and hacked it to pieces, eventually releasing it at less than a quarter of its original length. It was a failure. Stroheim's career as a director never recovered, and he was forced to revert to acting, largely in the role of stereotypical Prussian which had first gained him entry into Hollywood. Since the film's initial release, rumours have abounded as to which scenes from McTeague were actually shot, how the first cut related to a 3 1/2-hour version Stroheim edited himself, and how MGM's shorter version was arrived at. Jonathan Rosenbaum has made a meticulous study of all the sources. In a fascinating piece of detective work he reconstructs the history of one of cinema's greatest ruins
Dead man by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sa sortie, en 1995, Dead Man rendit perplexes de nombreux spectateurs et critiques. Or Dead Man était un western en noir et blanc qui grâce à son traitement sombre et atypique de la violence, du racisme et du capitalisme, l'oeuvre de Jarmusch la plus réussie, tel est le point de vue de l'auteur
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film : the front line, 1983 by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WR-- mysteries of the organism by Dušan Makavejev( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 255 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
Peanuts every Sunday, 1952-1955 by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This glorious compilation of Peanuts Every Sunday is the debut volume that collects, for the first time ever, all the Peanuts strips that ran in everyone's newspaper on Sundays- each comic strip reproduced in vibrant, warm full color! In this luxurious hardcover reprinting that years 1952 through 1955, Charles Schulz introduces Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus to his archetypal Peanuts cast of Charlie Brown and Snoopy."--Back of jacket
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 203 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.08 for Discoverin ... to 0.59 for Movie muta ...)

Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons
Alternative Names
Jonathan Rosenbaum US-amerikanischer Filmkritiker

Розенбаум, Джонатан

ローゼンバウム, ジョナサン

English (200)

Italian (6)

French (5)

German (3)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canonsMovies as politicsMidnight moviesMovie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can seePlacing movies : the practice of film criticismDiscovering Orson WellesGoodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transitionAbbas Kiarostami