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16 Criticism: Finding art in entertainment

17 “Any movie worth seeing is worth arguing about, and any movie worth arguing about is worth seeing” ~ A.O. Scott

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20 1970s : “golden age” (Roberts 14)

21 1990s “snap-judgment reviewing and celebrity gossip” (Nowell-Smith 3) 30+ critics left since 2006 (Roberts 11)

22 Film criticism should be more than this

23 “a [corpse] on the autopsy table waiting to be imbued with a history” (Dokumaci 5) the “surgeons”

24 CONNECTIONS

25 The Social Network Gone with the Wind Distorting Reality Mississippi Burning

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28 What I’ve been up to…

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30 My first story…

31 …and the others

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34 I would like to thank… My mom and dad Dr. Valenza Mrs. Ward Frank Quattrone Mr. Rodoff My wonderful classmates

35 Works Cited Arnheim, Rudolf. Film as art. London: University of California Press, 1957. Dokumaci, Arseli. “Filmic Experience and Critical Writing on Film as Performance.” 22 May 2008. International Communication Association. Montreal. All Academic. Web. 29 Sept. 2010.. Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey. “The Rise and Fall of Film Criticism.” Film Quarterly 62.1 (2008): n. pag. Web. 1 Oct. 2010.. Roberts, Jerry. “Introduction.” Introduction. The Complete History of American Film Criticism. By Roberts. Santa Monica: Santa Monica Press LLC, 2010. 11-15. Print. Scott, A.O. “Everybody’s a Critic of the Critics’ Rabid Critics.” New York Times 21 July 2010: n. pag. Web. 19 Oct. 2010..

36 Works Consulted “A.O. Scott.” 26 Jan. 2009. Online image. Ithaca College. 7 Dec. 2010.. “All Quiet on the Western Front.” 1930. Online image. Movie Title Stills Collection. 11 Jan. 2011.. “American Graffiti.” 1973. Online image. Searching for a Gem. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Apocalypse Now.” 1979. Online image. Blogging with Kwame. 11 Jan. 2011.. Bauche, Jean-François. “Bridge to nowhere…” 15 Nov. 2007. Online image. Flickr. 20 Dec. 2010.. “Ben at Bottom of Pool.” 1967. Online image. Flickr. 12 November 2010.. “Ben Braddock.” 1967. Online image. Die Internationale.. “Ben in Darkness.” 1967. Online image. MiC. 12 November 2010.. “Ben in Front of Fish Tank.” 1967. Online image. Sunspel..

37 Works Consulted “Ben in Scuba Suit.” 1967. Online image. Banon’s Roar Movie Reviews. 12 November 2010. http://www.banonsroar.com/2010/05/lets-roar-1960s-suburbia-and-graduate.html “Benjamin Braddock.” 1967. Online image. The Man from Porlock. 8 November 2010.. “Ben Lying in Pool.” 1967. Online image. What’s on TV. 12 November 2010.. “Ben on Freeway.” 1967. Online image. The Internet Movie Cars Database. 10 November 2010.. Blauvelt, Christian. “Tangled.” 18 Nov. 2010. Slant Magazine.. “Bonnie and Clyde.” 1967. Online image. Groucho Reviews. 11 Jan. 2011.. “The Bourne Ultimatum.” 2007. Online image. Entertainment Wallpaper. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Bringing up Baby.” 1938. Online image. The Moon is a Dead World. 11 Jan. 2011.. Dancis, Bruce. “Film Has Gotten Better at Portraying African-American Experience.” The Sacramento Bee 4 Feb. 2008: n. pag. SIRS Renaissance. Web. 13 Oct. 2010..

38 Works Consulted “Deb Callahan.” 2010. Online image. Chaplin’s Music Café. 11 Jan. 2011.. Dehaney, Leigh Anthony. “~cuff/48 horror film fest.” 15 April 2007. Online image. Flickr. 10 November 2010.. Denby, David. “Fancy Footwork: ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Love and Other Drugs.’” 6 Dec. 2010. The New Yorker. 12 Jan. 2011.. Dirks, Tim. “The Graduate (1967).” Rev. of The Graduate. AMC Film Site. AMC, n.d. Web. 27 Oct. 2010.. Dirks, Tim. “The Most Controversial Films of All-Time.” n.d. AMC Film Site. 12 Jan. 2011.. Doherty, Thomas. “The Death of Film Criticism.” The Chronicle of Higher Education [Washington D.C.] 28 Feb. 2010: n. pag. Web. 26 Sept. 2010.. “Elizabeth Wilson, Hoffman’s head, and William Daniels.” 1967. Online image. Flat Land. 10 November 2010.. “The Exorcist.” 1973. Online image. My Free Wallpapers. 11 Jan. 2011..

39 Works Consulted “Film Reels.” 28 Jan. 2009. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Film Review – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010).” 17 Nov. 2010. Cinema Autopsy. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Film Weekly.” 29 Nov. 1930. Online image. Collectibles-Articles. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Forrest Gump.” n.d. Online image. Flickr. 7 Dec. 2010.. “The Godfather.” n.d. Online image. Shelton Media. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Gone with the Wind.” 14 June 2009. Online image. Flickr. 7 Dec. 2010.. “The Graduate.” 1967. Online image. University of Toronto. 11 Jan. 2011.. “The Graduate Movie Wallpaper.” Online image. My Free Wallpapers. 10 November 2010..

40 Works Consulted “Guy, Johannesburg, 1965.” 1965. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010.. “The Hangover.” 3 June 2009. Online image. Fused Film. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.” 2010. Sight & Sound. 11 Jan. 2011.. Hess, Joshua. “Freeway.” 30 August 2006. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010.. “Inception.” 25 Feb. 2010. Online image. Flickr. 7 Dec. 2010.. “Independence Day.” n.d. Online image. Lord Barren: Musings of an Evil Lord. 7 Dec. 2010.. “The Invisible Man.” 1933. Online image. Botar. 11 Jan. 2011.. Jing Photography. “phone booth.” 14 July 2007. Online image. Flickr. 12 November 2010.. Jones, Carl. “Shattered bokeh.” 11 June 2008. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010..

41 Works Consulted Kennedy, Craig. “Review: Black Swan (2010).” 2 Dec. 2010. Living in Cinema. 12 Jan. 2011.. “King Kong.” 1933. Online image. The AS in the AS. 11 Jan. 2011.. Levine, Debra. “Odile’s Raw Deal, Aronofsky’s Triumph.” 8 Nov. 2010. AFI Fest. 12 Jan. 2011.. “Little Women.” 2010. Online image. Stage Partners. 11 Jan. 2011.. Loya, Steve. “Pool Reflection.” 5 June 2008. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010.. “The Matrix.” 1999. Online image. Matrix Fans. 11 Jan. 2011.. McKiernan, Jason. “Tangled.” 23 Nov. 2010. AMC Film Critic. 12 Jan. 2011.. Metz, Walter. "Consuming The Graduate: A Postfeminist Analysis of Mother, Laurel Canyon, and Moonlight Mile." Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema. Ed. Joanne Hershfield. Vol. 2. New York City: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2004. 107-128. Print.

42 Works Consulted Metz, Walter. “Introduction: Toward an Intertextual Film Criticism.” Engaging Film Criticism: Film History and Contemporary American Cinema. Ed. Joanne Hershfield. Vol. 2. New York City: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004. 1-20. Print. “Mississippi Burning.” 1988. Online image. Total Film Gallery. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Movie Theater.” n.d. Online image. Orleans Casino. 11 Jan. 2011.. “my great-grandmother was a feminist!” 30 July 2007. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Newspaper.” 12 Jan. 2007. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011.. O’Brien, Rebecca Davis. “The Social Network’s Female Props.” Rev. of The Social Network. The Daily Beast. N.p., 3 Oct. 2010. Web. 8 Dec. 2010.. Pelisek, Peter. “karl marx.” 25 Oct. 2010. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011..

43 Works Consulted “Pippin.” 2010. Online image. Montgomery Media. 11 Jan. 2011.. Poulos, John. “Light Bulb.” 6 February 2007. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010.. “Rebel Without a Cause.” 1955. Online image. Gone Elsewhere. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Ron Brown.” n.d. Online image. IMDB. 11 Jan. 2011.. Scott, A.O. “Tangled (2010).” 23 Nov. 2010. NY Times. 12 Jan. 2011.. “Siskel & Ebert.” n.d. Online image. Amoeblog. 7 Dec. 2010.. “The Social Network – pix 13.” 1 Oct. 2010. Online image. Flickr. 7 Dec. 2010.. “Sounds of Silence.” 1966. Online image. Indie Shuffle. 12 November 2010..

44 Works Consulted “Star Wars.” 1977. Online image. Unreality Magazine. 11 Jan. 2011.. Torrão, Sofia. “through the glass…” 6 January 2010. Online image. Flickr. 12 November 2010.. “Ticket.” 9 July 2010. Online image. Montgomery Media. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Trouble in Paradise.” 1932. Online image. AMC Filmsite. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Twister.” n.d. Online image. Washington District Library Teen Blog. 7 Dec. 2010.. Vargas, Jenn. “The Sun.” 20 Aug. 2007. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011.. “Water is the Softer Solid.” 6 December 2005. Online image. Flickr. 12 November 2010.. Webb, David. “Sigmund Freud.” 10 Apr. 2009. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011..

45 Works Consulted Weinberger, Matthias. “600px-Grid_illusion.” 5 June 2005. Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan. 2011.. “What’s the worst thing about The Social Network? (Hint: it ain’t Zuckerberg).” 4 Oct. 2010. Online image. Boing Boing. 8 Dec. 2010.. White, Armond. “Do Movie Critics Matter?” First Things 19 Mar. 2010: n. pag. Web. 25 Oct. 2010.. “The Wizard of Oz.” 1939. Online image. Deadline New York. 11 Jan. 2011.. Zacchingna, Matilde. “Silence is Sexy.” 28 August 2007. Online image. Flickr. 15 November 2010.. Zubrowski, Mariusz. “Movie Review: Black Swan (2010).” 4 Dec. 2010. The Critical Critics. 12 Jan. 2011.. “300.” 2006. Online image. Poster Geek. 11 Jan. 2011.. “500 Days of Summer poster.” 10 Dec. 2009. Online image. Flickr. 7 Dec. 2010..


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