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  1. The Beauty of a Debacle
    The New York Review of Books, June 10, 2010, pp. 40-41
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    The Big Sleep (Review)
    Night Train, by Martin Amis
    1. Night Train by Martin Amis
    The New Republic, March 16, 1998, pp. 32-34
  3. [+]
    Blazing Passions (15 Reviews)
    Red Sorghum (1988 Film), by Yimou Zhang
    1. Red Sorghum (1988 Film) by Yimou Zhang
    2. Horse Thief (1988 Film) by Zhuangzhuang Tian
    3. The Big Parade (1985 Film) by Kaige Chen
    4. Yellow Earth (1986 Film) by Kaige Chen
    5. Raise the Red Lantern (1991 Film) by Yimou Zhang
    6. Fists of Fury (1974 Film) by Wei Lo
    7. Shanghai Blues (1992 Film) by Hark Tsui
    8. Peking Opera Blues (1986 Film) by Hark Tsui
    9. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987 Film) by Siu-Tung Ching
    10. A Better Tomorrow (1986 Film) by John Woo
    11. Boat People (1982 Film) by Ann Hui
    12. Rouge (1988 Film) by Stanley Kwan
    13. Once Upon a Time in China (1991 Film) by Hark Tsui
    14. A Touch of Zen (1969 Film) by King Hu
    15. A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1992 Film) by Siu-Tung Ching
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1992, pp. 38-43
  4. Browser's Ecstasy (2000)
    1 Review
  5. Burt Bacharach Comes Back
    The New York Review of Books, May 6, 1999, pp. 46-52
  6. [+]
    The Canonization (Review)
    The Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry, by Helen Vendler
    1. The Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry by Helen Vendler
    The Nation, November 16, 1985, pp. 502-505
  7. Child's Play
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1998, pp. 37-40
  8. The Fall of the House of Walworth (2010)
    A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America
    1 Review
  9. Fiction: "The Times Square Story"
    Strip joints, pot parties, mambo clubs, dice games
    The New Yorker, June 24, 1996, pp. 122-127
  10. First Takes
    Rerunning the birth of films, 100 years later
    The New Republic, June 12, 1995, pp. 33-36
  11. Four Poems
    The Paris Review, Fall 1988, pp. 81-87
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    Free Spirits (Review)
    Romantic Comedy in Hollywood, from Lubitsch to Sturges, by James Harvey
    1. Romantic Comedy in Hollywood, from Lubitsch to Sturges by James Harvey
    The New York Review of Books, July 21, 1988, pp. 12-13
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    The Ghost at the Feast (4 Reviews)
    William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996 Film), by Baz Luhrmann
    1. William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996 Film) by Baz Luhrmann
    2. Hamlet (1996 Film) by Kenneth Branagh
    3. Looking for Richard (1996 Film) by Al Pacino
    4. Twelfth Night (1996 Film) by Trevor Nunn
    The New York Review of Books, February 6, 1997, pp. 11-15
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    The Ghost Opera (8 Reviews)
    The Emergence of Cinema, by Charles Musser
    1. The Emergence of Cinema by Charles Musser
    2. The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915 by Eileen Bowser
    3. An Evening's Entertainment by Richard Koszarski
    4. Behind the Mask of Innocence by Kevin Brownlow
    5. Early Cinema by Thomas Elsaesser and Adam Barker
    6. Life to Those Shadows by Noel Burch and Ben Brewster
    7. The Missing Reel by Christopher Rawlence
    8. Babel and Babylon by Miriam Hansen
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1991, pp. 5-10
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    Giving Gogol His Head (Review)
    William Kentridge: Five Themes, by Mark Rosenthal and William Kentridge
    1. William Kentridge: Five Themes by Mark Rosenthal and William Kentridge
    The New York Review of Books, April 29, 2010, pp. 20-22
  16. The Glimmerglass 'Traviata'
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 2009, p. 56
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    Grand Illusion (Review)
    A Life in Movies, by Michael Powell
    1. A Life in Movies by Michael Powell
    The New York Review of Books, August 13, 1987, pp. 14-16
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    The Grandest Duke (Review)
    Duke Ellington's America, by Harvey G. Cohen
    1. Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen
    The New York Review of Books, October 28, 2010, pp. 28-29
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    The Great Prose Painter (Review)
    Winslow Homer, by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. and Franklin Kelly
    1. Winslow Homer by Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. and Franklin Kelly
    The New York Review of Books, February 29, 1996, pp. 15-19
  20. Hardboiled America (1981)
    Lurid Paperbacks and the Masters of Noir
    2 Reviews
  21. Haruspex
    The Paris Review, Fall 1990, pp. 136-138
  22. [+]
    Hide and Seek (Review)
    Georges Perec: A Life in Words, by David Bellos
    1. Georges Perec: A Life in Words by David Bellos
    The New York Review of Books, November 3, 1994, pp. 47-51
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    Horror for Pleasure (20 Reviews)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    2. Nosferatu, the Vampire (1929 Film) by F.W. Murnau
    3. Dracula (1931 Film) by George Melford
    4. Vampyr (1931 Film) by Carl Theodor Dreyer
    5. Freaks (1932 Film) by Tod Browning
    6. The Black Cat (1934 Film) by Edgar G. Ulmer
    7. I Walked with a Zombie (1943 Film) by Jacques Tourneur
    8. Curse of the Demon (1958 Film) by Jacques Tourneur
    9. Horror of Dracula (1958 Film) by Terence Fisher
    10. Black Sunday (1960 Film) by Mario Bava
    11. The Haunted Palace (1962 Film) by Roger Corman
    12. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967 Film) by Roman Polanski
    13. The Conqueror Worm (1968 Film) by Michael Reeves
    14. Daughters of Darkness (1971 Film) by Harry Kumel
    15. Ganja and Hess (1973 Film) by Bill Gunn
    16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 Film) by Tobe Hooper
    17. Suspiria (1977 Film) by Dario Argento
    18. The Brood (1979 Film) by David Cronenberg
    19. Fear No Evil (1981 Film) by Frank LaLoggia
    20. Dead Ringers (1988 Film) by David Cronenberg
    The New York Review of Books, April 22, 1993, pp. 63-67
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    Killing Time (5 Reviews)
    West of Everything, by Jane Tompkins
    1. West of Everything by Jane Tompkins
    2. Western Films: A Complete Guide by Brian Garfield
    3. Box Office Buckaroos by Robert Heide and John Gilman
    4. The BFI Companion to the Western by Edward Buscombe
    5. The Western by Phil Hardy
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1992, pp. 38-42
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    A Kinder, Gentler Perversity (7 Reviews)
    The Violent Years (1994 Film), by Ed Wood
    1. The Violent Years (1994 Film) by Ed Wood
    2. Jail Bait (1990 Film) by Ed Wood
    3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1991 Film) by Ed Wood
    4. Night of the Ghouls (1992 Film) by Ed Wood
    5. Bride of the Monster (1993 Film) by Ed Wood
    6. Glen or Glenda (1989 Film) by Ed Wood
    7. Ed Wood (1994 Film) by Ted Newsom
    The New York Review of Books, November 17, 1994, pp. 19-21
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    The Last Shakespearean? (Review)
    Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, by Harold Bloom
    1. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1999, pp. 26-30
  27. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1997, pp. 65-68
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    Magnificent Obsession (Review)
    Vertigo (1958 Film), by Alfred Hitchcock
    1. Vertigo (1958 Film) by Alfred Hitchcock
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1996, pp. 54-60
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    The Mayakovsky of MacDougal Street (Review)
    City Poet, by Brad Gooch
    1. City Poet by Brad Gooch
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1993, pp. 22-24
  30. A Night in the Mind of Boris
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 2010, pp. 14-17
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    A Northern New Jersey of the Mind (Review)
    The Sopranos (1999 Film), by David Chase
    1. The Sopranos (1999 Film) by David Chase
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 2007, pp. 17-20
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    Our Nights Chez Rohmer (Review)
    The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007 Film), by Eric Rohmer
    1. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007 Film) by Eric Rohmer
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 2008, pp. 56-58
  33. The Phantom Empire (1993)
    Movies in the Mind of the Twentieth Century
    4 Reviews
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    Pro and Con (2 Reviews)
    Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me, by Marlon Brando and Robert Lindsey
    1. Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando and Robert Lindsey
    2. Brando: The Biography by Peter Manso
    The New Republic, December 5, 1994, pp. 34-39
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    Recapturing the American Sound (3 Reviews)
    Invisible Republic, by Greil Marcus
    1. Invisible Republic by Greil Marcus
    2. When We Were Good by Robert Cantwell
    3. Creating Country Music by Richard A. Peterson
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1998, pp. 45-51
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    The Return of Film Noir! (16 Reviews)
    Sixteen recently released videos
    1. The Seventh Victim (1943 Film) by Mark Robson
    2. The Dark Mirror (1946 Film) by Robert Siodmak
    3. Desperate (1947 Film) by Anthony Mann
    4. The Street with No Name (1948 Film) by William Keighley
    5. Road House (1948 Film) by Jean Negulesco
    6. Follow Me Quietly (1949 Film) by Richard Fleischer
    7. Caught (1949 Film) by Max Ophuls
    8. Gun Crazy (1949 Film) by Joseph H. Lewis
    9. Panic in the Streets (1950 Film) by Elia Kazan
    10. Underworld Story (1950 Film) by Cyril Endfield
    11. Try and Get Me (1951 Film) by Cyril Endfield
    12. The Narrow Margin (1952 Film) by Richard Fleischer
    13. On Dangerous Ground (1952 Film) by Nicholas Ray
    14. Pickup on South Street (1953 Film) by Samuel Fuller
    15. Human Desire (1954 Film) by Fritz Lang
    16. Kiss Me Deadly (1955 Film) by Robert Aldrich
    The New York Review of Books, August 15, 1991, pp. 45-48
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    Rock of Ages (Review)
    Flowers in the Dustbin, by Jim Miller
    1. Flowers in the Dustbin by Jim Miller
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1999, pp. 40-47
  38. Sein of the Times
    The New York Review of Books, August 14, 1997, pp. 12-15
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    Silent Screams (2 Reviews)
    Les Vampires (1915 Film), by Louis Feuillade
    1. Les Vampires (1915 Film) by Louis Feuillade
    2. Irma Vep (1996 Film) by Olivier Assayas
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1998, pp. 8-11
  40. Sonata for Jukebox (2004)
    Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  41. Sparks of God
    The New York Review of Books, January 14, 2010, pp. 20-23
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    Stompin' at the Savoy (Review)
    Topsy-Turvy (1999 Film), by Mike Leigh
    1. Topsy-Turvy (1999 Film) by Mike Leigh
    The New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000, pp. 16-18
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    The Sturgess Style (4 Reviews)
    Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges, by Sandy Sturges and Preston Sturges
    1. Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges by Sandy Sturges and Preston Sturges
    2. Between Flops by James Curtis
    3. Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges by Donald Spoto
    4. Five Screenplays by Preston Sturges by Brian Henderson and Preston Sturges
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1990, pp. 6-10
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    Thoreau's Book of Life (3 Reviews)
    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, by Henry David Thoreau
    1. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau
    2. Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind by Robert D. Richardson, Jr.
    3. The Winged Life by Robert Bly
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1987, pp. 46-50
  45. The Times Square Story (1998)
    1 Review
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    The Triumph of Marxism (3 Reviews)
    Groucho, by Stefan Kanfer
    1. Groucho by Stefan Kanfer
    2. The Essential Groucho by Stefan Kanfer
    3. Monkey Business by Simon Louvish
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 2000, pp. 8-12
  47. Water Music
    The New York Review of Books, July 20, 1989, p. 7
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    Whitman's Revolution (6 Reviews)
    Walt Whitman's America, by David S. Reynolds
    1. Walt Whitman's America by David S. Reynolds
    2. Complete Poetry and Selected Prose by Walt Whitman
    3. Selected Letters of Walt Whitman by Edwin Haviland Miller and Walt Whitman
    4. Constructing the German Walt Whitman by Walter Grundzweig
    5. The Neglected Walt Whitman by Sam Abrams and Walt Whitman
    6. The Continuing Presence of Walt Whitman by Robert K. Martin
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 1995, pp. 23-27
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    A World of Saints and Gangsters (Review)
    Kill All Your Darlings, by Luc Sante
    1. Kill All Your Darlings by Luc Sante
    The New York Review of Books, April 17, 2008, pp. 73-77
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