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By James Naremore

In 1895, Louis Lumière supposedly acknowledged that cinema is "an invention with no future." James Naremore makes use of this mythical comment as a place to begin for a meditation at the so-called dying of cinema within the electronic age, and as a fashion of introducing a wide-ranging sequence of his essays on videos previous and current. those essays comprise discussions of authorship, edition, and appearing; commentaries on Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli, John Huston, and Stanley Kubrick; and reports of more moderen paintings by means of non-Hollywood administrators Pedro Costa, Abbas Kiarostami, Raúl Ruiz, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. very important issues recur: the kinfolk among modernity, modernism, and postmodernism; the altering mediascape and demise of older applied sciences; and the necessity for strong severe writing in an period whilst print journalism is waning and the arts are devalued. The publication concludes with essays on 4 significant American movie critics: James Agee, Manny Farber, Andrew Sarris, and Jonathan Rosenbaum.

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