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People Only Die of Love in Movies

People Only Die of Love in Movies

Film Writing by Jim Ridley

by Jim Ridley and Steve Haruch
Hardback
Publication Date: 21/06/2018
  $44.00
Popular Culture Association Ray and Pat Browne Award for the Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular and American Culture, First Runner-Up, 2019

Combining a cineaste's encyclopedic knowledge of film with a child's sense of wonder, Jim Ridley wrote about movies in a way few others can.

He reveled in the joy and mischief of cinema, dwelled on its beauty and violence, and navigated the full breadth of its mythology with clarity and enduring curiosity that earned him the respect of critics around the country. At the time of his unexpected death in 2016, Ridley was editor-in-chief of the alt-weekly Nashville Scene, the paper where his incisive, wide-ranging film reviews won him a devoted readership beginning in 1989.

People Only Die of Love in Movies takes its title from a line in the 1964 movie musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, the subject of one of Ridley's best-known pieces, included in this volume. In all, the anthology collects nearly one hundred of Ridley's film reviews, essays, and journalistic works, expertly organized by editor Steve Haruch into writing by film genre (e.g., Westerns, the Nouvelle Vague), cinematic theme (e.g., heroes, sexuality), and writing style (e.g., negative reviews, narrative journalism) to demonstrate Ridley's range.

People Only Die of Love in Movies invites its readers to revisit favorite films, discover new loves, and immerse themselves in the unparalleled writing of a discerning and knowledgeable critic.
ISBN:
9780826522061
9780826522061
Category:
Reference works
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
21-06-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.35kg

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