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The complete history of American film criticism

Jerry Roberts

The complete history of American film criticism

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Published by Santa Monica Press in Santa Monica .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Film criticism -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJerry Roberts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1995 .R595 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24117308M
    ISBN 109781595800497
    LC Control Number2009039715
    OCLC/WorldCa368036795


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