Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies (2019)

Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies James Agee Martin Scorsese David Denby Agee on Film Criticism and Comment on the Movies In my opinion Agee s column is the most remarkable regular event in American journalism today W H AudenJames Agee was passionately involved with the movies throughout his life A master of both fictio
  • Title: Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies
  • Author: James Agee Martin Scorsese David Denby
  • ISBN: 9780375755293
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies James Agee Martin Scorsese David Denby In my opinion, Agee s column is the most remarkable regular event in American journalism today W H AudenJames Agee was passionately involved with the movies throughout his life A master of both fiction and nonfiction, he wrote about film in clean, smart prose as the reviewer for Time magazine and as a columnist for The Nation Agee was particularly perceptive abou In my opinion, Agee s column is the most remarkable regular event in American journalism today W H AudenJames Agee was passionately involved with the movies throughout his life A master of both fiction and nonfiction, he wrote about film in clean, smart prose as the reviewer for Time magazine and as a columnist for The Nation Agee was particularly perceptive about the work of his friend John Huston and recognized the artistic merit of certain B films such as The Curse of the Cat People and other movies produced by Val Lewton.
Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies James Agee Martin Scorsese David Denby Agee on Film Criticism and Comment on the Growing up on old movies on the tube in the s, I found that repeated viewing of the same film could be a rich experience, and nothing enhanced this experience than the appearance in the early s of Agee on Film Agee took film seriously as a cultural experience, a molder of public opinion, a tool that might be useful or dangerous. Agee on Film James Agee Books Aug , The lion s share of Agee on Film, vol I , is devoted to James Agee s work as a columnist for The Nation , where he wrote about film from to It isn t exactly clear if this volume contains every column he wrote for that magazine nowhere is it mentioned one way or the other, and there are gaps in the dates attributed to the entries. Agee on Film Criticism and Comment on the Movies by James A collection of renaissance man James Agee s film reviews, including his famous essay on silent film comedians Agee s inextinguishable hopes for the medium, his fixation with Hollywood s moral responsibility, his attention to technical prowess, and his incorrigible wit eg. Agee on Film, Vol Five Film Plays by James Agee In , Agee became the film critic for Time and, at one point, reviewed up to six films per week Together, he and friend Whittaker Chambers ran the back of the book for Time He left to become film critic for The Nation In , however, he quit both magazines to become a freelance writer. Agee on Film, Vol Essays and Reviews by James Agee Agee on Film collects Agee s criticism from to , from both The Nation and Time It s fascinating to see Agee s week by week prose, burying deeper into movies with a very small amount of space than most critics ever get in their lifetimes. Customer reviews Agee on Film The lion s share of Agee on Film, vol I , is devoted to James Agee s work as a columnist for The Nation , where he wrote about film from to It isn t exactly clear if this volume contains every column he wrote for that magazine nowhere is it mentioned one way or the other, and there are gaps in the dates attributed to the entries. Agee on Film, vol set James Agee Books Agee on Film, vol set James Agee on FREE shipping on qualifying offers From the Book James Agee was considered by many people both in and out of Hollywood as the most brilliant and perceptive movie critic of his time The body of his comment on film was large Customer reviews Agee on Film Criticism and Mar , Agee on Film, part of Martin Scorsese s wonderful new series of great film books from the past, is a really enjoyable read It contains a lot of interesting reviews of classic Hollywood films by an articulate, witty writer, who himself wrote the screenplays to some great films, like Night of the Hunter James Agee Film Writing and Selected Journalism LOA Agee on Film Reviews and Comments, the classic collection of his pioneering reviews from the s, has long been recognized as the single most influential American book about movies. James Agee Agee was an ardent champion of Charlie Chaplin s then unpopular film Monsieur Verdoux , since recognized as a film classic He was also a great admirer of Laurence Olivier s Henry V and Hamlet, especially Henry V Agee on Film collected his writings of this period.

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One thought on “Agee on Film: Criticism and Comment on the Movies

  1. Sketchbook

    Agee s stylized writing makes you forgot that he really hasn t much to say, but he can still dazzle.

  2. Sara

    It s hard to go wrong with an early champion of Val Lewton, not to mention the screenwriter of Night of the Hunter This book contains a superb essay on the comics of the silent era, as well as the hundreds of reviews Agee did for Time and the Nation during and shortly after WWII There are quite a few war documentaries and movies that have long since disappeared, as well as an all too rare and beautiful appreciation of Theresa Wright s acting chops On a personal note, Agee often peppers his revie [...]

  3. John

    James Agee was film critic for Time Magazine, as well as a columnist for The National during the bulk of the 1940s Agee s thoughtful, engaged, and clear sighted comments on all manner of films from that era and before make him one of the stand out film critics of all time.Reading this collection of his columns and reviews, one develops a clear sense of Agee s preferred aesthetic one that favors a poetic approach, a humanist portrayal, and a film that drives the audience to engage actively His fa [...]

  4. Dan Lalande

    A collection of renaissance man James Agee s film reviews, including his famous essay on silent film comedians Agee s inextinguishable hopes for the medium, his fixation with Hollywood s moral responsibility, his attention to technical prowess, and his incorrigible wit eg MGM rigor artis set the scene for the hip high mindedness of future practitioners, from Kael to Thompson And his perpetual plea for realism he had been, after all, an investigative journalist precluded the looser post studio ci [...]

  5. Tosh

    At one time I owned a two volume set of Agee on Film One was his criticism, the other is scripts But yeah, Agee was probably one of the first great American film critic, who wrote for a national press Always insightful, mostly inspirational if you want to write on film , and sadly much missed in today s world of film writing.

  6. Leanda

    My boss gave me this as a goodbye gift He said he considers it one of the best books written about film.

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