Manny Farber 1917-2008

    Manny Farber, a model for many, and one of the most unique and important film critics died on August 18. Farber who famed article White Elephant are vs. Termite Art was among the first to value the work of such purely American filmmakers as Anthony Mann, Don Siegel, Sam Fuller, Raoul Walsh and Howard Hawks whose films he saw as termite art versus the over blown white elephant art of directors like Michealangelo Antonnini.

For any serious film lover Farber’s writing, much of which is collected in his  book Negative Space is essential. Attached below are a few related  links:

 

http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-08-12/film/manny-farber-1917-2008

http://www.frameworkonline.com/40nk.htm

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/arts/design/19farber.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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