Robin Wood lists 12 American values of classic Hollywood movies

Film thinker Robin Wood made a list of 12 American values featured in classic Hollywood movies that represented the funadmental ideology of American filmmaking, in his 1976 paper “Ideology, Genre, Auteur.”┬áIn it, he specified the list as being “more specifically, the values and assumptions so insistently embodied in and reinforced by the classical Hollywood cinema.”…

A certain tendency of the contemporary film critic

For years now, I have been traveling extensively and attending many film festivals. I have always been surprised at the large number of film press and film critics attending and reporting from them. Nevertheless, time and time again, I have been underwhelmed by these representatives of the film press being very undeprepared. Earlier this year,…