Everyone’s a movie critic. To care deeply about film is to succumb to the need to talk, or write, about what the eye has just absorbed from the screen. It’s been that way since the poet Vachel Lindsay waxed rhapsodic about “the photoplay of action”; and it has exploded in the past 50 years, as film criticism has earned enough respect to be taken seriously as a profession. Phillip.
Phillip Lopate. Courtesy University of Houston Digital Library. Phillip Lopate (born 1943) is an American poet, film critic, essayist, fiction writer, and academic.
Most critics heartily endorse Lopate's postulate, that the opinions offered of a movie's worth, the consumer-oriented paragraphs, are the least interesting or significant part of our reviews. They're the departure point for opening up the film, and contextualizing it: generically, historically, formally, philosophically, autobiographically.
American Movie Critics by Phillip Lopate. First published in 2006 5 editions. Not in Library. Writing New York: A Literary Anthology by. Teacher's guide to The art of the personal essay by Phillip Lopate. First published in 1994 1 edition. Not in Library. The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present by Phillip Lopate. First published in 1997 1 edition.
Phillip Lopate is the author of a dozen books—essay collections, film criticism, novels, poetry—including Waterfront, Getting Personal, Two Marriages, Notes on Sontag and Totally Tenderly Tragically.He is also the editor of several anthologies, such as Art of the Personal Essay, Writing New York and American Movie Critics.He teaches in the graduate division of Columbia University, and.
Portrait Inside My Head: Essays Phillip Lopate Simon and Schuster Paperback 304 pages February 2014. The title of Portrait Inside My Head suggests an intimate knowledge of Phillip Lopate. With this understanding, the reader must realize that such a title clearly reveals that these essays are subject to Lopate’s biases and opinions. That is true of their presentation and the selection of.
Phillip Lopate creates a similar, if more leisurely, effect with his splendid collection of film criticism, American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now. And unlike Workman’s short feature, Lopate’s collection can be taken at whatever speed you like. There is much to savour. With care and intelligence, Lopate has mined almost a century of film writing and selected 146.
In addition, there is a Phillip Lopate reader, Getting Personal. of a Living Experiment (Virgil Press, 1979), a best essays of the year series, The Anchor Essay Annual (1997-99), and American Movie Critics (Library of America, 2006). His essays, fiction, poetry, film and architectural criticism have appeared in The Best American Short Stories (1974), The Best American Essays (1987), several.
Phillip Lopate is best known for his supple and surprising essays, which have been collected most recently in Getting Personal: Selected Writings. But as far back as 1963--when he cranked out a piece about the very first New York Film Festival for his college newspaper--Lopate has been pursuing a left-handed career as a movie critic. He published a hefty sampler of this criticism nearly a.
In his introduction to American Movie Critics: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now, Phillip Lopate praises film criticism as an art and states that he included writers who wrote “elegant.
Get this from a library! American movie critics: an anthology from the silents until now. (Phillip Lopate;) -- A dual history of American movies and movie reviews evaluates how the nation's films have both fostered new ways of seeing the world and spawned an extraordinary body of critical writing, in a.