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The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority

Frey, Mattias (2014) The Permanent Crisis of Film Criticism: The Anxiety of Authority. Film Theory in Media History . Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 195 pp. ISBN 978-90-8964-717-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:42190)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Mattias Frey
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 18:42 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 12:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42190 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Frey, Mattias: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3388-0353
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