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Title: The Thing Happens
Description: Grove Press, 1993. Gekartonneerd met stofomslag. Pp: 399. Terrence Rafferty, who succeeded Pauline Kael as film critic for The New Yorker is perhaps the preeminent movie reviewer in the United States today. Now, for the first time, some of his most important and provocative essays have been compiled into one extraordinary collection. "In pictures, if you do it right, the thing happens, right there on the screen", according to John Huston. The film critic's mission is to discover just what that "thing" is and just what makes it "right". After a special introduction, Rafferty begins this collection with his pivotal essay, "The Essence of the Landscape", in which he explores the rules of the game, the principles and practices behind filmmaking, its possibilities as an art form, and the role movies play in our cultural and social lives. He then proceeds to analyze the styles and techniques of directors Brian De Palma, Bill Forsyth, John Huston, Philip Kaufman, Stanley Kubrick, Mike Leigh, Chris Marker, Timothy and Stephen Quay, Satyajit Ray, Martin Scorsese, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and Francois Truffaut. Next come the movie reviews themselves, and what they tell us about the shape and direction of cinema in America. Drawn from The Nation, Sight and Sound, The Atlantic, Film Quarterly, and, of course, The New Yorker and written over a period of ten years, they provide a unique opportunity both to sample the full range of his work and to trace the development of one of the most original and perceptive minds on movies and the people who make them. ISBN: 9780802114853. Cond./Kwaliteit: Goed.

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