Andrew Sarris: Director Categories from “The American Cinema: Directors and Directions ” [Published in ]. “The American Cinema is more than . The American cinema: directors and directions, Responsibility: by Andrew Sarris. Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed. Imprint: New York: Da Capo Press . Andrew Sarris. · Rating details · ratings · 16 reviews. “The American Cinema is the Citizen Kane of film criticism, a brilliant book that elevated American.

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In The American CinemaSarris lists what he termed the “pantheon” of the 14 greatest film directors who had worked in the United States: Nov 03, Cinemike rated it it was amazing.

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The American Cinema: Directors and Directions, by Andrew Sarris

Somewhat controversially these are divided hierarchically beginning with a pantheon containing the best of the best, and various categories of near misses, over and under rated, also ran etc.

When you read other s film criticism this stands as a beacon. A touch of offsetting to the front endpapers, owner initials on the front endpaper, and only the most minute anfrew to the jacket. It asks all of the most difficult questions relating to the sadris of creativity in that environment, and answers most of them with aplomb.


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M and N Media Condition: Ex-library with sarrie expected markings and inclusions. This guy was an asshole. Moreover as you work through directors in the lesser categories your eyes begin to glaze over. Retrieved from ” https: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Film critics such as J. Strong opinions many of which I disagreed withinteresting organization–all major directors fit into various categories like satris Esoterica” or “Less Than Meets the Eye”–a thought-provoking read.

The most efficient and learned book on film I’ve ever read, Sarris’ supreme intellect shines through this collection of fiercely focused evaluations of American film’s most iconic directors. Mar 07, Michael Sapunor rated it liked it.

It sounds more like an encyclopaedia than a book to conema, but Sarris’ style is so beautiful and his insights so breath-taking that few people I know treated it as anything but a virtually un-put-downable companion, which is returned to again and again.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Cine,a overall view, shared by Manny Farber, that genre films are ignored in favor of forgettable prestige movies resonated with me. Sign In Forgot password?

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Fortunately for Sarris, I agree with most of them. Open Preview See a Problem? The book includes some British directors largely on the basis of their British films, but had very little on American independent or avant garde film.


The book re-enforces that it conema difficult to say where ‘American’ cinema ends or begins.

The American Cinema is one of those reading experiences that illuminate its subject so clearly that the subject has a ‘before’ and ‘after’ in the consciousness.

May 02, Alan Keep rated it it was ok. That these ideas are widely accepted now is partly a measure of the book’s success, neither idea was mainstream in American film criticism in the sixties.

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In addition, the book includes a chronology of the most important American films, an alphabetical list of over films with their directors and years of release, and the seminal cienma “Toward a Theory of Film History” and “The Auteur Theory Revisited.

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Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Email alerts New issue alert. You do not currently have access to this article. Published August 22nd by Da Capo Press first saeris After initially writing for Film Culturehe moved to The Village Voice where his first piece—a laudatory review of Psycho —was published in Andrew Sarris, The American Cinema: