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Title For the love of movies [videorecording] : the story of American film criticism / an AG Films production presents; produced by Amy Geller ; written and directed by Gerald Peary.

Imprint [Cambridge, Mass.] : AG Films ; Olney, Pa. : Distributed by Bullfrog Films, c2009.

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 Moore Video  PN1995 .F67 2009    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 DVD (80 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC; all region; widescreen.
Language Soundtrack in English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Performer Interviewees, Harry Knowles, Elvis Mitchell, Roger Ebert, Stanley Kauffman, Michael Wilmington, B. Ruby Rich, Wesley Morris, Stewart Klawans, Richard Schickel, A.O. Scott, Kenneth Turan, Pauline Kael, Rex Reed, Penelope Spheeris, Leonard Maltin, John Waters, Liz Smith, Richard Linklater.
Credits Edited by Sabrina Zanella-Foresi, Aleksandar Lekic ; music by Bobby B. Keyes ; cinematography by Craig Chivers ... [et al.] ; narrator, Patricia Clarkson.
Note "Today, film criticism is a profession under siege. According to Variety, 28 reviewers have lost their jobs in the last several years"--Film introduction.
Summary "From the raw beginnings of criticism before D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s, to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all through the insights and expertise of a diverse group of passionate film critics. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the profession of film criticism"--Container.
Note Special features include: "Gerald Perry on his movie" interview (10 min.); "John Waters on Parker Taylor" interview (4 min.); "Elvis Mitchell on his early movie-going (5 min.); "Women critics on their profession" (4 min.); "Roger Ebert on 'thumbs up' etc." (5 min.); "Wesley Morris talks to his audience" (3 min.); "Future of film criticism" (4 min.); "Stanley Kauffman, dean of film critics" interview (9 min.).
Local Note Gerald Peary (writer/director) is a Rider College alumnus.
Subject Film criticism -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- Reviews.
Motion pictures -- Semiotics.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures -- History.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Geller, Amy. Producer.
Peary, Gerald. Screenwriter. Director.
Clarkson, Patricia. Narrator.
Knowles, Harry, 1971-
Mitchell, Elvis.
Ebert, Roger.
Kauffman, Stanley.
Wilmington, Michael.
Rich, B. Ruby.
Morris, Wesley.
Klawans, Stuart.
Schickel, Richard.
Scott, A. O., 1966-
Turan, Kenneth.
Kael, Pauline.
Reed, Rex.
Spheeris, Penelope.
Maltin, Leonard.
Waters, John, 1946-
Smith, Liz.
Linklater, Richard, 1960-
A. G. Films.
Bullfrog Films.
Added Title Story of American film criticism