Negative Space: Manny Farber on the Movies

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Da Capo Press, Jun 16, 2009 - Performing Arts - 424 pages
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Manny Farber, one of the most important critics in movie history, championed the American action film—the bravado of Howard Hawks, the art brut styling of Samuel Fuller, the crafty, sordid entertainments of Don Siegel—at a time when other critics dismissed the genre. His witty, incisive criticism later worked exacting language into an exploration of the feelings and strategies that went into low-budget and radical films as diverse as Michael Snow's Wavelength, Werner Herzog's Fata Morgana, and Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman. Expanded with an in-depth interview and seven essays written with his wife, artist Patricia Patterson, Negative Space gathers Farber's most influential writings, making this an indispensable collection for all lovers of film.
  

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User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

I lost count of how many artists and movies Manny Farber didn't take to in the first 2/3 of this book. Vittorio De Sica, Billy Wilder, The Third Man, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, John Huston, Frank Capra ... Read full review

Review: Negative Space: Manny Farber on the Movies

User Review  - Mark Desrosiers - Goodreads

First of all, Farber is just a weird and compelling writer. Sure, he chose to write bout films mostly, but he could have devoted his career to philately or fitness and I would have enjoyed him. Unlike ... Read full review

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Manny Farber'searly film criticism appeared in theNew Republic,theNation,and theNew Leader; his essays with Patricia Patterson were published byArtforum, City,andFilm Comment.A lifelong painter, Farber has exhibited his work nationally since 1958 and has had retrospectives at Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum, Brandeis University's Rose Museum, and museums in the San Diego area. He and Patterson live in Leucadia, California.

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