Castaways of the Image Planet: Movies, Show Business, Public by Geoffrey O'Brien

By Geoffrey O'Brien

Considered one of our greatest cultural critics the following collects 16 years' worthy of essays on movie and pop culture. issues diversity from the discovery of cinema to modern F-X aesthetics, from Shakespeare on movie to Seinfeld, and we comprise essays on 30's screwball comedies, Hong Kong Martial Arts videos, to the roots of secret agent video clips and the televising of Clinton's grand jury testimony.

O'Brien emphasizes the unpredictable interactions among movie as a medium apt for expressing the main deepest goals and picture because the mass literature of the fashionable global. a number of of the items are profiles of person actors or directors—Orson Welles, Michael Powell, Ed wooden, Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock, Dana Andrews, The Marx Brothers, Bing Crosby—whose careers are probed to appear for the purpose the place obsession meets public myth-making.

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