The Sky Between the Leaves

April 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm (Uncategorized)

Got a copy of David Walsh’s book The Sky Between the Leaves yesterday. Walsh is the arts editor for the World Socialist Web Site. I haven’t done more than flick through the table of contents, but even from that you can see it’s an important book.

A typical leftist film review (yes, Socialist Worker I’m talking about you here) seizes upon  point to proclaim it anti-capitalist (e.g., the bad guy runs a corporation), and then ends with a complaint that the film didn’t end in revolution. Walsh’s reviews are, in contrast, thoughtful analysis and commentary from someone who clearly loves film.

Walsh’s book contains essays, reviews and interviews on cinema, news and old. Well worth tracking down, You don’t have to agree with him to appreciate the value of his work.

 

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