The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

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The magic hour is the name film-makers give the pre-dusk late afternoon, when anything photographed can be bathed in a melancholy golden light. This work anthologizes J. Hoberman's movie reviews, cultural criticism, and political essays, published in The Village Voice, Artforum, and elsewhere during the period bracketed by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the World Trade Towers.... Century a€” were more outrageous, sweetening the newsreel footage with (in) appropriate movie clips from Godzilla and The Rock. ... The Rapture, Schindlera#39;s List, The Ice Storm, Crash, The Sweet Hereafter, Saving Private Ryan, Magnolia, and Thirteen Days. ... Some disaster movies even blamed the catastrophe on rapacious, environment-raping corporations and craven, inadequate leaders.

Title:The Magic Hour
Author:J. Hoberman
Publisher:Temple University Press - 2003


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