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Manny Farber

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Manny Farber

Emanuel "Manny" Farber (February 20, 1917-August 18, 2008) was an American painter, film critic and academic. His film criticism has appeared during stints at The New Republic (from 1942), Time (1949), The Nation (1949-54), New Leader (1958-59), Cavalier (1966), Artforum (1967-71).


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Actually, what will be shown from here to eternity will be Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr cavorting on the beach.

Thanks to a good pair of elevator shoes, the famously diminutive Alan Ladd walks tall into battle against an evil cattle baron.

Something was rotten in postwar Vienna, but it wasn't Graham Greene's brilliant screenplay.

Silent screen star Norma Desmond gets one more close-up.

That's John Wayne, who used to speak with his fists and has to brandish them once again to win the girl of his dreams.

The blacklisted Dalton Trumbo wrote this romantic comedy about a queen who in Gregory Peck's arms would much rather be part of the working class--that's a Marxist message for you.