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

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

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

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

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

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

41 Works Consulted Kennedy, Craig. “Review: Black Swan (2010).” 2 Dec Living in Cinema. 12 Jan “King Kong.” Online image. The AS in the AS. 11 Jan Levine, Debra. “Odile’s Raw Deal, Aronofsky’s Triumph.” 8 Nov AFI Fest. 12 Jan “Little Women.” Online image. Stage Partners. 11 Jan Loya, Steve. “Pool Reflection.” 5 June Online image. Flickr. 15 November “The Matrix.” Online image. Matrix Fans. 11 Jan McKiernan, Jason. “Tangled.” 23 Nov AMC Film Critic. 12 Jan 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., 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, Print. “Mississippi Burning.” Online image. Total Film Gallery. 11 Jan “Movie Theater.” n.d. Online image. Orleans Casino. 11 Jan “my great-grandmother was a feminist!” 30 July Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan “Newspaper.” 12 Jan Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan O’Brien, Rebecca Davis. “The Social Network’s Female Props.” Rev. of The Social Network. The Daily Beast. N.p., 3 Oct Web. 8 Dec Pelisek, Peter. “karl marx.” 25 Oct Online image. Flickr. 11 Jan

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

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

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


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