Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber

Distinguished scholars Robert Polito and Patricia Patterson co-host a special panel at D.G. Wills Books in La Jolla, California as they discuss the written volume Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber, a collection of Manny Farber’s previously published film criticisms that spans his early weekly reviews for The New Republic and The Nation all the way to his later essays (some written in collaboration with his wife, Patricia Patterson). Farber’s unusual and pointed prose was credited by many with reinventing film criticism. Later, he devoted himself to his painting and taught film and art at U.C. San Diego from 1970 to 1987. All of the descriptive information and the embedded video are courtesy of UCTV and the University of California San Diego.

Source: University of California Television (UCTV)

If you would like to jump into further reading material about Manny Farber, then one place you could visit would be reading the following articles: Critical Condition (Film Comment) and Farber on Film (MUBI).

A preview of the published book, Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber, can be viewed here:


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