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  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241145203
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Sontag on Film



An essential collection of essays about film, from one of the most perceptive twentieth-century writers on cinema

More than thirty years after On Photography comes Sontag on Film: a collection of Sontag's writings and musings on films and cinema, gathered together for the first time by critic David Thomson and producer Tom Luddy. Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, it includes lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature; in-depth studies of films and directors; and other such delightful and illuminating fragments as a list of Sontag's top-ten films taken from a 1982 issue of Sight and Sound.

Thisis an indispensable addition to the literature of film, and a wonderful reminder of the greatness of the writer.

  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241145203
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Susan Sontag

Date: 2002-10-18
Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America which won the National Book Award, 2000. She is also the author of I, etcetera, a collection of stories; several plays, including Alice in Bed; and five works of non-fiction, among them On Photography and Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. She died in 2004.

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.

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Publisher's description. More than thirty years after On Photography comes Sontag on Film: a collection of Sontag's writings and musings on films and cinema, gathered for the first time by critic David Thomson and producer Tom Luddy. Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, it includes Sontag's lucid discussions of the intersection between film and literature and in-depth studies of films and directors.

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