By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The esteemed movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has introduced worldwide cinema to American audiences for the final 4 many years. His incisive writings on person filmmakers outline movie tradition as a various and ever-evolving perform, unpredictable but topic to analyses simply as varied as his personal discriminating tastes. For Rosenbaum, there is not any excessive or low cinema, purely extra attention-grabbing or much less fascinating movies, and the items accrued the following, from an appreciation of Marilyn Monroe’s intelligence to a vintage dialogue on and with Jean-Luc Godard, amply testify to his wide mind and multi-faceted expertise. Goodbye Cinema, hi Cinephilia gathers jointly over fifty examples of Rosenbaum’s feedback from the prior 4 many years, each one of which demonstrates his ardour for a way we view video clips, in addition to how we write approximately them. Charting our altering issues with the interconnected concerns that encompass video, DVDs, the net, and new media, the writings amassed right here additionally spotlight Rosenbaum’s polemics about the electronic age. From the rediscovery and recirculation of vintage movies, to the social and aesthetic impression of technological adjustments, Rosenbaum doesn’t disappoint in assembling a magisterial solid of little-known filmmakers in addition to the established faces and iconic names that experience helped to outline our period.
As we circulate into this new decade of moviegoing—one during which Hollywood will proceed to suppose the shockwaves of the electronic age—Jonathan Rosenbaum remains a invaluable consultant. Goodbye Cinema, hi Cinephilia is a consummate selection of his paintings, no longer easily for lovers of this seminal critic, yet for all these open to the wide range of flicks he embraces and is helping us to explain.