Sontag on Film

Susan Sontag

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Widely regarded as one of America's most important contemporary thinkers, Susan Sontag had a particular gift for reflecting on the meaning and influence of the visual, and On Photographybecame an essential work for all those concerned with the interplay of images with the world. Now, more than thirty years after On Photographywas first published, comes Sontag on Film: a collection of her writings and musings on films and cinema, gathered together here for the very first time by critic David Thomson and producer Tom Luddy. Inspired, vigorous and enlightening, the collection 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. Pulsing with Sontag's characteristic brilliance of vision, thisis an indispensable addition to the literature of film, and a wonderful reminder of the greatness of the writer. Susan Sontag's books include four novels and numerous works of non fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Timeand Against Interpretation and Other Essays. Two volumes of her diaries, Rebornand As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh, are also available from Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin

ISBN: 9780241145197
Publication Date: 27-Mar-2014
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited