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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Greene's stint as a film critic was relatively short-lived, but somewhat legendary and still fodder for oft-quoted gems.
His high literary status has given him cred, for one thing. For another, he operated during some of the peak years of Hollywood's golden age, so the films he covered were sometimes significant ones, though his often razor-sharp critiques of slick tripe unworthy of his attention also are fun and fascinating.
The most notorious of his reviews, however, is regrettably missing fro Greene's stint as a film critic was relatively short-lived, but somewhat legendary and still fodder for oft-quoted gems.
The most notorious of his reviews, however, is regrettably missing from this collection: that of the John Ford-directed Shirley Temple opus, "Wee Willie Winkie.
He basically accused Temple's male audiences of being middle-aged pedophiles, of Temple being a prepubescent tart who knew what she was doing when she shook her well-rounded ass, and 20th-Century Fox of child exploitation and kiddie-porn peddling. It's a real eye-popping and disturbing bit of prose, partly for where Greene's mind had to go to write it. Luckily we can read this review on the internet, and I assume it's not in the book because, even as of this writing, Temple is still alive and the article was judged libelous in its time; Greene and the magazine had to pay up big when Temple sued them, so much so that the magazine that printed the review folded from bankruptcy.
Greene even had to leave the country for awhile. Darker truths in the land of the good ship lollipop were not going to be tolerated, especially from a lowly movie reviewer. There seems to be nothing that Greene does not know, and thus his reviews are exemplars of the proper use of wider context; of the place not just of movies as movies or as art or entertainment, but their place in the world.
Greene appreciates the messy over the properly crafted, the small poetic moment and the happy accident. His review of a documentary about the BBC becomes a critique of society at large: "At enormous expense from its steel pylon at Daventry the BBC supplies din with the drinks at sundown. I think this will be my toilet read for the foreseeable future Jun 30, Timothy rated it it was amazing Shelves: movie-criticism.
They're all out of print or eBook, which I believe is a crime against intelligent reviewing - can't some publisher put all these people's work out electronically, at least, so we can enjoy it again?
His reviews are often brief but trenchant, with observations about acting styles, novel adaptations, and problems regarding the creative value of "super-productions". If you can find this book used, buy it - if you're a serious lover of classic movies, you'll love this book. Everyone who ever tries to write should read, to see how well description of plot can be done - and how impossible it is to do it as well. The only rival to his plot summaries are the plots Henry James tells to himself in his Journals.
Also, for both - an example of how fiction becomes truth I write as one who always writes truth, but never could write fiction. Jun 15, Shannon rated it it was amazing. May I quote a bit of his critique of Olivier as Heathcliff: "This Heathcliff would never have married for revenge Mr Olivier's nervous, breaking voice belongs to balconies and Verona and romantic love Nov 27, Joshuaburkett rated it it was amazing.
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About Graham Greene. Graham Greene. Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world.
Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.
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