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Rosenbaum, Jonathan

Works: 60 works in 336 publications in 5 languages and 18,872 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Gangster films  Interviews  Biographical films  War films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Translator, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jonathan Rosenbaum
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work in radio, theatre, film, and television; his comments on Hollywood and Broadway producers, directors, and stars; and his wonderful views of life: the difference between feline and canine people; why men like magic shows and women don't; why actors are the third sex. This is the book that Welles ultimately considered his autobiography, but it's a memoir like no other. Epic in scope, but always as magnificently engaging as Welles himself was in real life, This Is
Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essential Cinema offers in-depth assessments of an astonishing range of films : established classics such as Rear Window, M, and Creed; ambitious but flawed works like The Thin Red Line and Breaking the Waves; eccentric masterpieces from around the world, including Irma Vep and Archangel; and recent films that have bitterly divided critics and viewers, among them Eyes Wide Shut and A.I. He also explores the careers of such diverse filmmakers as Robert Altman, Raul Ruiz, Frank Tashlin, Elaine May, Sam Fuller, Terence Davies, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Orson Welles. In conclusion, Rosenbaum offers his own film canon of 1,000 key works from the beginning of cinema to the present day. A cogent and provocative argument about the art of film, Essential Cinema is also a fiercely independent reference book of must-see movies for film lovers everywhere."--Jacket
Movies as politics by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of reviews and essays that focus on the political and social dynamics of the contemporary movie scene. It explores the many links between film and our ideological identities as individuals and as a society. -- Publisher description
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Deep Purple (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spectacular concert, four of America's greatest musicians - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings - take the stage and perform an unforgettable hour of classic country music
Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the average American can usually find a book or record that has not been endorsed by the mainstream media, when it comes to movies, consumers are powerless against what Rosenbaum calls "the media-industrial complex." Using examples ranging from the New York Times's coverage of the Cannes film festival to the anticommercial practices of Orson Welles, from the American Film Institute to the major studios, and from Small Soldiers to Starship Troopers, Movie Wars details the workings of the powerful forces that are in the process of ruining our precious cinematic culture and heritage, and the counterforces that have begun to fight back."--Jacket
Play time by Jacques Tati( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Admist the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways
Placing movies : the practice of film criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Rosenbaum, longtime contributor to such publications as Film Quarterly, Sight and Sound, and The Village Voice, is arguably the most eloquent, insightful film critic writing in America today. Placing Movies, the first collection of his work, gathers together thirty of his most distinctive and illuminating pieces. Written over a span of twenty-one years, these essays cover an extraordinarily broad range of films--from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign art movies to experimental cinema. They include not just reviews but perceptive commentary on directors, actors, and trends and thoughtful analysis of the practice of film criticism. It is this last element--Rosenbaum's reflections on the art of film criticism--that sets this collection apart from other volumes of film writing. Both in the essays themselves and in the section introductions, Rosenbaum provides a rare insider's view of his profession: the backstage politics, the formulation of critical judgments, the function of film commentary. Taken together, these pieces serve as a guided tour of the profession of film criticism. They also serve as representative samples of Rosenbaum's unique brand of film writing. Among the highlights are memoirs of director Jacques Tati and maverick critic Manny Farber, celebrations of classics such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Manchurian Candidate, and considered reevaluations of Orson Welles and Woody Allen [Publisher description]
Discovering Orson Welles by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Discovering Orson Welles' collects Rosenbaum's writings to date on Welles and makes an irrefutable case for the seriousness of his work, illuminating both Welles the artist and Welles the man. The book is also a chronicle of Rosenbaum's highly personal writer's journey and his efforts to arrive at the truth
The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American smuggler Guy van Strattan decides to investigate the mysterious Mr. Arkadin after hearing about the wealthy man from a prison cellmate, but Arkadin claims amnesia about his own life, sending van Strattan off to investigate Arkadin's past. Three different versions are presented in this collection since Orson Welles never completed a final cut of Mr. Arkadin, several edits of the film exist, in different languages, with different sequences, actors, narrative structures, and even titles. The Corinth version was unearthed by filmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1960s, based on statements made by Welles and editor Renzo Lucidi, the Corinth version is thought to be the latest version to have been under Welles's control. The Confidential report version is believed to be the cut finished by producer Louis Dolivet after he barred Welles from the editing room. The comprehensive version is a new version of the film representing a "best guess" approach following Welles's later statements, style, and continuity clues and includes as much existing footage as possible
Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transition by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af mere end 50 artikler om film og filmfolk fra de sidste 40 år, tidligere udgivet i tidsskrifter og på hans hjemmeside
Crumb by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate documentary portrait of underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb's incredible career, as well as his past, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people ever seen on-screen
Abbas Kiarostami by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greed by Erich Von Stroheim( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greed is a legendary film. Begun in 1923, it was to have been the masterwork of Erich von Stroheim, one of the most influential directors of the age. But Stroheim's colossal ambitions for his picture were to be his undoing. His obsession with realistic detail and determination to extract every ounce of drama from his source, Frank Norris's novel McTeague, stretched the shooting schedule to inordinate lengths, resulting in a film which ran for over seven hours
Dead man by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sa sortie, en 1995, Dead Man rendit perplexes de nombreux spectateurs et critiques. Or Dead Man était un western en noir et blanc qui grâce à son traitement sombre et atypique de la violence, du racisme et du capitalisme, l'oeuvre de Jarmusch la plus réussie, tel est le point de vue de l'auteur
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film : the front line, 1983 by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WR-- mysteries of the organism by Dušan Makavejev( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary-fiction film begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial psychologist and philosopher Wilhelm Reich and then explodes into a free-form narrative of a beautiful young Slavic girl's sexual liberation. Banned upon its release in the director's homeland, this art-house smash is both whimsical and bold in its blending of politics and sexuality
Peanuts every Sunday, 1952-1955 by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This glorious compilation of Peanuts Every Sunday is the debut volume that collects, for the first time ever, all the Peanuts strips that ran in everyone's newspaper on Sundays- each comic strip reproduced in vibrant, warm full color! In this luxurious hardcover reprinting that years 1952 through 1955, Charles Schulz introduces Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus to his archetypal Peanuts cast of Charlie Brown and Snoopy."--Back of jacket
Open city by Federico Fellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
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Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons
Alternative Names
Jonathan Rosenbaum Amerikaans filmcriticus

Jonathan Rosenbaum US-amerikanischer Filmkritiker

Джонатан Розенбаум Американський кінокритик

Розенбаум, Джонатан

로젠봄, 조너선 1943-


ローゼンバウム, ジョナサン



English (202)

French (5)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canonsMovies as politicsMovie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can seePlacing movies : the practice of film criticismDiscovering Orson WellesGoodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transitionAbbas KiarostamiGreed