Rainer On Film: Thirty Years Of Film Writing In A Turbulent And Transformative Era

May 25, 2013|
Rainer On Film: Thirty Years Of Film Writing In A Turbulent And Transformative Era by Peter Rainer
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FromAmerican Beauty (overrated) toThe Night of the Hunter (masterpiece), this collection of Peter Rainer''s film criticism spans the course of his illustrious thirty-year career, which dates back to the early 1980s. It is drawn from a wide range of publications, including theChristian Science Monitor, theLos Angeles Herald Examiner,Los Angeles magazine, theLos Angeles Times, New Times, andNew York magazine, and is arranged thematically with chapters such as "Overrated, Underseen," "Some Masterpieces," "Documentaries," "Issues (Mostly Hot Button)," "Comedies (Intentional and Unintentional)," and "Literary and Theatrical Adaptations."

Rainer covers films both well-known and obscure and writes in depth about many film auteurs—Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, the Coen brothers, Mike Leigh—and New Generation icons, such as Sofia Coppola and Paul Thomas Anderson. The careers of actors ranging from Marlon Brando to Jessica Lange to Robert De Niro are also given an extensive examination. No film buff''s collection is complete without this comprehensive compilation that showcases the best work from amaster contemporary film critic.
Peter Rainer is the film critic for theChristian Science Monitor, a columnist for Bloomberg News, the president of the National Society of Film Critics, and a regular reviewer forFilmWeek on NPR. Previously, he was the film critic at theLos Angeles Herald Examiner, theLos Angeles Times,Los Angeles magazine, New York magazine, andNew Ti...
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Title:Rainer On Film: Thirty Years Of Film Writing In A Turbulent And Transformative Era
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:576 pages, 9.06 X 5.93 X 1.22 in
Shipping dimensions:576 pages, 9.06 X 5.93 X 1.22 in
Published:May 25, 2013
Publisher:Santa Monica Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595800770

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