"Movie connoisseurs and film students, especially those who relish the pictures of the New Hollywood era, should add this admirable volume to their library"
Even as New Hollywood first took shape, film industry insiders and commentators alike realized its significance. At the time, Pauline Kael compared the New Hollywood to the "tangled, bitter flowering of American letters in the 1850s" and David Thomson dubbed the era "the decade when movies mattered." Thomson's words provide the impetus for this volume in which a cohort of seasoned film critics and scholars who came of age watching the movies of this era reflect upon and reconsider this golden age in American filmmaking.
Contributors: Molly Haskell, Heather Hendershot, J. Hoberman, George Kouvaros, Phillip Lopate, Robert Pippin, David Sterritt, David Thomson
"And that's what makes "Mattered" such a fascinating read. This set of random pieces actually reveal how for one shining moment the losers ran Hollywood."
"A superb anthology, a volume whose nostalgia for the New Hollywood is refreshingly clear-eyed rather than rose-tinted, and no less infectious for it."
"When the Movies Mattered is a compelling collection that will both enrich and challenge the general conception of the turbulent, endlessly fascinating New Hollywood era."
"Jonathan Kirshner and Jon Lewis' book is a work of high quality and should become required reading for undergraduate Film Studies courses."
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|