The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism - E-book
Mattias Frey
The Anxiety of Authority
The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism
€ 33,99
ISBN:
9789048524471
Verschijningsdatum:
28-04-2016
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Direct
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PDF
Aantal paginas:
196
Auteur:
Mattias Frey
Serie:
The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism
Film criticism is in crisis. Dwelling on the many film journalists made redundant at newspapers, magazines, and other 'old media' in past years, commentators have voiced existential questions about the purpose and worth of the profession in the age of WordPress blogospheres and proclaimed the 'death of the critic'. Bemoaning the current anarchy of internet amateurs and the lack of authoritative critics, many journalists and academics claim that in the digital age, cultural commentary has become dumbed down and fragmented into niche markets. Mattias Freu, arguing against these claims, examines the history of film critical discourse in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States . He demonstrates that since its origins, film criticism has always found itself in crisis: the need to show critical authority and the anxieties over challenges to that authority have been longstanding concerns.