[Marxism] Film after Film

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Oct 19 06:46:21 MDT 2012


“Film after Film, or What Became of 21st-Century Cinema” is a collection 
of articles by J. Hoberman published by Verso this year. Most of them 
appeared originally in the Village Voice, the N.Y. weekly that employed 
Hoberman for 33 years. With his termination in January of this year, the 
paper cut its final ties to the long and storied journalistic traditions 
that made it a must-read each week. As a social critic with Marxist 
leanings and a partisan of the cinematic avant-garde, Hoberman was a 
symbol of the paper at its best. The undistinguished bunch that has 
taken his place are mostly interested in advising the readers how to be 
entertained for $12 or so. As such they perform a function not that much 
different from the massage parlor ads at the back of the paper that 
probably provide most of its revenue nowadays.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/10/19/cinema-after-911/




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