Now that well-paying jobs in film criticism have largely evaporated, while blogs, message boards, and social media have given new meaning to the saying that "everyone's a critic," urgent questions have emerged about the critic's status and purpose. In Film Criticism in the Digital Age, ten scholars from across the globe, as well as critics and bloggers, come together to consider whether we are witnessing the extinction of serious film criticism or seeing the seeds of its rebirth in a new form..
Intro Title Copyright CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION. Critical Questions. MATTIAS FREY Part I. THE CRITIC AND THE AUDIENCE 1. THUMBS IN THE CROWD. Artists and Audiences in the Postvanguard World GREG TAYLOR 2. CRITICS THROUGH AUTHORS Dialogues, Similarities, and the Sense of a Crisis CECILIA SAYAD 3. "THE LAST HONEST FILM CRITIC IN AMERICA" Armond White and the Children of James Baldwin DANIEL MCNEIL Part II. NEW FORMS AND ACTIVITIES 4. THE NEW dEMOCRACY? Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, Twitter, and IMDb MATTIAS FREY 5. THE PRICE OF CONSERVATION Online Video Criticism of Film in Italy GIACOMO MANZOLI AND PAOLO NOTO 6. BEFORE AND AFTER AFTERELLEN Online Queer Cinephile Communities as Critical Counterpublics MARIA SAN FILIPPO 7. ELEVATING THE "AMATEUR" Nollywood Critics and the Politics of Diasporic Film Criticism NOAH TSIKA Part III. INSTITUTIONS AND THE PROFESSION 8. AMERICAN NATIONWIDE ASSOCIATIONS OF FILM CRITICS IN THE INTERNET ERA ANNE HURAULT- PAUPE 9. FINNISH FILM CRITICS AND THE UNCERTAINTIES OF THE PROFESSION IN THE DIGITAL AGE OUTI HAKOLA 10. THE SOCIAL FUNCTION OF CRITICISM OR, WHY DOES THE CINEMA HAVE (TO HAVE) A SOUL? THOMAS ELSAESSER Part IV. CRITICS SPEAK 11. THE CRITIC IS DEAD . . . JASMINA KALLAY 12. WHAT WE DON'T TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT MOVIES ARMOND WHITE 13. WHO NEEDS CRITICS? NICK JAMES 14. EXCERPTS FROM CINEASTE'S "FILM CRITICISM IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET. A CRITICAL SYMPOSIUM" THEODOROS PANAYIDES, KEVIN B. LEE, KARINA LONGWORTH, THE SELF- STYLED SIREN (FARRAN SMITH NEHME), AND STEPHANIE ZACHAREK AFTERWORD CECILIA SAYAD SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS INDEX.
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