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Rosenbaum, Jonathan

Works: 91 works in 437 publications in 7 languages and 20,687 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Interviews  Reviews  Documentary films  Biography  Comedy films  Crime films  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Director, Interviewer, Contributor, Other, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, wat
Classifications: PN1994, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Rosenbaum
Most widely held works by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Movies as politics by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,616 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
Discovering Orson Welles by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,275 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
Placing movies : the practice of film criticism by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 2,088 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]
Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 2,020 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
Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,554 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
This is Orson Welles by Orson Welles( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,136 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
Goodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transition by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gathers examples of the author's criticism from the span of his writing career, each of which demonstrates his passion for the way we view movies, as well as how we write about them
Midnight movies by James Hoberman( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These are a few of the over 100 films discussed in Midnight Movies, a comprehensive and in-depth look at the subculture movies of the past three decades. Here is the complete history of cult films, their makers, and their audience; an examination of how films become "midnight movies," and what keeps audiences coming back to see them over and over; an exploration of the connections between subversive film and the subcultures from which it emerges. Supplemented with a new afterward detailing the accommodation of midnight movies into the mainstream and speculating on the future of the genre, Midnight Movies is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and future of American cinema
Abbas Kiarostami by Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Abbas Kiarostami -- Abbas Kiarostami -- A Dialogue between the Authors -- Interviews with Abbas Kiarostami -- A Dialogue about Shirin -- New Dialogue: Fifteen Years Later -- Watching Kiarostami Films at Home -- Reflections on Like Someone in Love -- Filmography -- Bibliography -- Index
Play time by Jacques Tati( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Paris, a city of glass, steel and the encroaching age of technology. Amidst the babble of tourists, the endearingly clumsy Monsieur Hulot tries to reconcile the old-fashioned ways with the confusing new ways
Crumb( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 449 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
The complete Mr. Arkadin a.k.a confidential report by Orson Welles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 427 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
Greed by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MGM, horrified, prised the film from Stroheim's grasp and hacked it to pieces, eventually releasing it at less than a quarter of its original length. It was a failure. Stroheim's career as a director never recovered, and he was forced to revert to acting, largely in the role of stereotypical Prussian which had first gained him entry into Hollywood. Since the film's initial release, rumours have abounded as to which scenes from McTeague were actually shot, how the first cut related to a 3 1/2-hour version Stroheim edited himself, and how MGM's shorter version was arrived at. Jonathan Rosenbaum has made a meticulous study of all the sources. In a fascinating piece of detective work he reconstructs the history of one of cinema's greatest ruins
Dead man by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it was released in 1995, Dead Man puzzled many audiences and critics. Jim Jarmusch's reputation was for directing slick, hip contemporary films. And Dead Man was a black-and-white Western. As time has passed, though, the number of its admirers has grown rapidly. Indeed Dead Man, with its dark and unconventional treatment of violence, racism and capitalism, may be Jarmusch's finest work to date." "This is Jonathan Rosenbaum's view. For him, Dead Man is both a quantum leap and a logical next step in Jarmusch's career. Starring Johnny Depp as the uprooted accountant William Blake and Gary Farmer as his enigmatic Native American companion, Nobody, and with startling cameos from Robert Mitchum, John Hurt and Iggy Pop, Dead Man is by turns shocking, comic and deeply moving. This book explores and celebrates a masterpiece of 1990s American cinema."--BOOK JACKET
Movie wars : how Hollywood and the media limit what movies we can see by Jonathan Rosenbaum( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the cinema, as writers from David Denby to Susan Sontag haveclaimed, really dead? Contrary to what we have been led to believe, films are better than ever--we just can't see the good ones. Movie Warscogently explains how movies are packaged, distributed, and promoted, and how, at every stage of the process, the potential moviegoer is
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, formula-driven Hollywood blockbusters and bottom-line accounting seem to dominate the film world. In times like these can "the love of cinema" still flourish? This book shows that contemporary cinema--from Tawian and Iran to Brazil and the Baltic states--is, in fact, stunningly varied and rich. As Jonathan Rosenbaum and Adrian Martin show in this wide-ranging look at World Cinema, directors like Abbas Kiarostami, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang are now making extraordinary films equal to the great classics, previously unrecognized works from the past are being discovered, and new boundaries for the genre are being explored. Those who follow and share such work, as contributors from around the world demonstrate in these pages, are forming new communities that enable significant exchange between cultures at a time when other forces seem bent on keeping them isolated. Movie Mutations pronounces the art form alive, well, and continuing to developing in new and exciting directions
WR-- mysteries of the organism by Dusǎn Makavejev( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 274 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
Film : the front line, 1983 by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peanuts every Sunday, 1952-1955 by Charles M Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 230 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
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 207 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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Movies as politics
Discovering Orson WellesPlacing movies : the practice of film criticismEssential cinema : on the necessity of film canonsMovie wars : how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can seeThis is Orson WellesGoodbye cinema, hello cinephilia : film culture in transitionMidnight moviesAbbas Kiarostami
Alternative Names
Jonathan Rosenbaum Amerikaans filmcriticus

Jonathan Rosenbaum US-amerikanischer Filmkritiker

Джонатан Розенбаум Американський кінокритик

Розенбаум, Джонатан

ג'ונתן רוזנבאום

جاناتان رزنبام

로젠봄, 조너선 1943-


ローゼンバウム, ジョナサン



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