From Library Journal
Agee was an avid film reviewer for Time magazine and a columnist for the Nation as well as the author of several popular screenplays for his friend John Huston. This volume is among the first in the Modern Library's new paperback film series being edited by Martin Scorsese, who also provides an introduction. Film heads will jump on this.
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From the Inside Flap
"In my opinion, [Agee's] column is the most remarkable regular event in American journalism today."--W. H. Auden
James Agee was passionately involved with the movies throughout his life. A master of both fiction and nonfiction, he wrote about film in clean, smart prose as the reviewer for Time magazine and as a columnist for The Nation. Agee was particularly perceptive about the work of his friend John Huston and recognized the artistic merit of certain B films such as The Curse of the Cat People and other movies produced by Val Lewton.