By James Naremore
In 1895, Louis Lumière supposedly stated that cinema is "an invention with out a future." James Naremore makes use of this mythical comment as a place to begin for a meditation at the so-called dying of cinema within the electronic age, and as a fashion of introducing a wide-ranging sequence of his essays on video clips prior and current. those essays comprise discussions of authorship, variation, and performing; commentaries on Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, and Stanley Kubrick; and reports of more moderen paintings via non-Hollywood administrators Pedro Costa, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. vital topics recur: the kinfolk among modernity, modernism, and postmodernism; the altering mediascape and demise of older applied sciences; and the necessity for powerful serious writing in an period while print journalism is waning and the arts are devalued. The booklet concludes with essays on 4 significant American movie critics: James Agee, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
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An Invention Without a Future: Essays on Cinema by James Naremore