Monday, August 18, 2008

Manny Farber (1917 - 2008)

Manny Farber has passed away at the age of 91, according to David Hudson of GreenCine Daily. Devastating news. The greatest prose stylist in the history of film criticism, bar none. His painting career (Rohmer's Knee, 1982, above) needs to be investigated more fully. His essay, "White Elephant Art Vs. Termite Art" , is this humble site's namesake. More to come...



Blogger Matt Singer said...

First Mike & the Mad Dog, now this. In all seriousness, terribly sad news. I'm taking out my copy of Negative Space for a quick spin through in humble tribute.

10:08 PM  

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