Shots in the Dark collects all of novelist and critic Jonathan Baumbach’s writings on film together for the first time. Includes major essays on directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles, Brian De Palma and Robert Bresson, an autobiographical reflection on how his cinephilia has influenced his writing, a set visit to the debut film directed by his son Noah Baumbach, a consideration of fellow critic Pauline Kael, and a film-inspired poem written toward the end of his life. Jonathan Baumbach (1933-2019) was born in Brooklyn and was the author of seventeen books, including, Separate Hours, Reruns, Babble, The Life and Times of Major Fiction and A Man to Conjure With. His short stories have been widely anthologized, including Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and All Our Secrets are the Same. He taught in the English department at Brooklyn College for over 30 years where he helped establish the MFA in creative writing. In 1974, he co-founded the Fiction Collective with Peter Spielberg, the first American non-profit author-run publishing house for experimental fiction. He has written extensively on film and is a former two-time chairman of the National Society of Film Critics. His first reviews were written in 1957 for Jonas Mekas’s Film Culture when he was 23 years old and in the army. From 1973 to 1981, he was the regular film critic for Partisan Review. Published by Cat Thread Books.
Publisher : Film Desk Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2019)
Paperback : 192 pages
ISBN-10 : 0999468340
ISBN-13 : 978-0999468340
Item Weight : 0.45 lbs