Join today and start reading your favorite books for Free!
Rate this book!
Write a review?
Retired Chicago Reader film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum is one of my favorite writers about the movies. I always learn something from him even when I disagree with his opinions, and he's led me to so many of my favorite films I would have never seen without his recommendation. Besides his film criticism, he's also developed a sideline as an Orson Welles scholar, researcher, and expert, editing the collection of interviews between Welles and Peter Bogdanovich and serving as a consultant on the vers...
Absolutely essential for any lover of Welles, for anyone who (like me) believes that the man is probably the single most talented filmmaker we've had in the world thus far. Much of this collection is taken from very obscure original sources, so even longtime followers of Rosenbaum in his "Chicago Reader" days won't be familiar with all of it. Much of it also is introduced or even deconstructed by the author in the form of prologues or asides to the main text, allowing the book itself in its own
Jonathan Rosenbaum is quickly becoming my favorite writer about movies. Needless to say, behind-the-curve-Biff has discovered this mere months after his retirement from full time criticism. Tant pis--I can catch up on his books; and his articles for the Chicago Reader are nicely archived on his web site (JonathanRosenbaum.com).
I'm not finished, I'm abandoning it after about 1/4 was read. Too technical. It seems to be a collection of articles Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote in response to other articles. Too many footnotes, too many explanations. He is a Welles fan.