Do the Movies Have a Future?

by David Denby

A selection of essays by a prestigious New Yorker film critic examines the art, business and future of America's troubled movie industry, exploring topics ranging from "fandom" and the work of critics James Agee and Pauline Kael while evaluating how the global marketplace is threatening film with increasing demands for spectacle and digitalization. 40,000 first printing.

Do the Movies Have a Future?


Except for the review of Pulp Fiction, all of these essays and reviews were written in the years 1999 to 2011. I have revised some of them, and, in two cases (the articles on James Agee and Pauline Kael), combined two pieces into one. When I revised, I didn’t change any of the opinions, or alter the happy or angry mood in which the pieces were first written, or fiddle with the phrasing. I restored a few things that were cut for space, while dropping some passages about, say, business conditions in Hollywood that are no longer of much interest or relevance. I’ve also cut some matters covered in other pieces. I’ve noted at the end of each piece when and where it appeared. When I’ve revised, I’ve noted that as well.

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Author: David Denby
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Published: October 02, 2012
Format: eBook, Blio
Platform: XPS Enabled
Length: 368 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 1439110093 / 9781439110096
Category: Music & Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Audience: General Adult