Celluloid Power: Social Film Criticism from the Birth of a Nation to Judgment at Nuremberg

Celluloid Power: Social Film Criticism from the Birth of a Nation to Judgment at Nuremberg

By: David Platt (author)Hardback

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In this unique anthology of social criticism, David Platt reprints the insightful contributions of more than fifty screenwriters, directors, producers, historians, and critics-men and women, radical and liberal, including not a few former political prisoners, deportees, and exiles-on diverse films from the earliest years of the film industry through the 1970s. Documentary films are included, and close attention is paid to nationalities and minorities. Among the contributors are Maxim Gorky, David Platt, Anthony Slide, Lewis Milestone, Jay Leyda, Kevin Brownlow, Harry Alan Potamkin, S.M. Einstein, Lewis Jacobs, Leo Seltzer, Albert Maltz, Ring Lardner, Jr., Jean Renoir, Abraham Polonsky, Lorraine Hansberry, Gale Sondergaard, Dalton Trumbo, Arthur Knight, and many others.

About Author

David Platt, a self-educated film journalist who was born in the Ukraine and grew up in Pennsylvania, founded the journal Experimantal Cinema in 1930 and wrote hundreds of film reviews for the Daily Worker and Jewish Currents between 1933 and 1990. As National Secretary of the Film and Photo League he edited its journal, Film Front, reprinted by Scarecrow Press in 1986 (Anthony Slide, ed.).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810824423
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 652
  • ID: 9780810824423
  • weight: 903
  • ISBN10: 0810824426

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