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Andrew Sarris: Director Categories from “The American Cinema: Directors and Directions ” [Published in ]. “The American Cinema is more than . The American cinema: directors and directions, Responsibility: by Andrew Sarris. Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed. Imprint: New York: Da Capo Press . Andrew Sarris. · Rating details · ratings · 16 reviews. “The American Cinema is the Citizen Kane of film criticism, a brilliant book that elevated American.

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Also, his critique of Billy Wilder is weak, as well. In cijema, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal essays “Toward a Theory of Film History” and “The Auteur Theory Revisited.

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Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In The American CinemaSarris lists what he termed the “pantheon” of the 14 greatest film directors who had worked in the United States: Wilder is also Canonical at this point, and his films have aged far better than most of the films from his era.

Mike Elliott rated it it was amazing Apr 23, American Cinema Andrew Sarris Plume, No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. Those who do not make the cut of his Pantheon category were dismissed under categorical headings listed in satris table of contents that descend as follows: Indispensable, and a testament to Sarris’s establishment of a robust, eloquent and organic approach to auteur theory in the U.


Fatty rated it really liked it Dec 02, Retrieved from ” https: Near fine in very good soiled and chipped unclipped dust jacket. Criticism of the auteur theory often stems from a misunderstanding of its “dogmatic” nature. Jun 29, Keith Brinkmann rated it liked it. This is a major flaw of the book and his thinking in general.

In fair condition, suitable as a study cibema. Archived from the original on The bulk of the book, however, is dedicated to mini-analyses of virtually every major director who ever made a film in Hollywood.

The Preface to the book is killer Jul 07, Richard Chandler rated it liked it. Cinena 24, Andy rated it liked it Shelves: Secondly that this is as true of the output of the Hollywood studio system is it is of European arthouse or world cinema. Soviet cinema and the fantasy of no limits.

The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, by Andrew Sarris

A few unrelated observations. Brandon Isaacson rated it really liked it Nov 23, Little of the above is questioned today, although the age of the franchise film and decentralized production demands more exacting standards and judicious selectivity on the part of viewers.

Benjamin Schulze rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Would Jean Renoir or Max Ophuls earn a place ciema the pantheon on the basis of their American films alone? Marcine Miller rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Sign In or Create an Account.


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One or two paragraphs on directors you have never heard of, lists of films you will never see. ScreenVolume 10, Issue 6, 1 NovemberPageshttps: Any number of ex cathedra pronouncements of taste his preference for warm engagement over cool judgment blinds him at times are powerless before that merciless culling. A snapshot in time yet still relevant. John rated it really liked it Feb 26, He also identified second—and third—tier directors, downplaying the work of Billy WilderDavid Leanand Stanley Kubrickamong others.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed. Aug 27, Jarvo rated it really liked it. His writing is very accessible, and if you’re a film buff you’ll want to watch many of these movies you’ve never seen and rewatch the ones you love. Invaluable resource for any moviegoer. It is probably a net benefit that he was willing to be controversial on specific films, glibness notwithstanding.

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