Is the cinema, as writers from David Denby to Susan Sontag have claimed, really dead? Contrary to what we have been led to believe, films are better than ever—we just can’t see the good ones. Movie Wars cogently explains how movies are packaged, distributed, and promoted, and how, at every stage of the process, the potential moviegoer is treated with contempt. Using examples ranging from the New York Times’s coverage of the Cannes film festival to the anticommercial practices of Orson Welles, Jonathan Rosenbaum's Movie Wars details the workings of the powerful forces that are in the process of ruining our precious cinematic culture and heritage, and the counterforces that have begun to fight back.
“Rosenbaum's journalistic style makes this animated treatise accessible to film buffs who want to know more about how movies get made, while his sound arguments make it a good bet for academic readers as well.” —Publishers Weekly
- Publisher : Chicago Review Press (July 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1556524544
- ISBN-13 : 978-1556524547
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.52 x 9 inches
All copies are new.