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How Iris Barry Saw Film as Art

Friday, April 18, 2014

Iris Barry was one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. She founded the Museum of Modern Arts’ film department and became its first curator. In Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film, Robert Sitton writes about her life and her lasting legacy.

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frances friedman from Manhattan

I wonder if your guest is familiar with the writings of Robert Warshow, film critic for Commentary Magazine in the 1950s, who also saw movies as a wonderful genre for the people, while at the same time predicting the growth of something he was deeply concerned about - the popularization of culture.

Apr. 18 2014 01:21 PM

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