The Academic Film Blog: A Eulogy (2000-2015).

Amanda Klein. “The Academic Film Blog: A Eulogy (2000-2015).” Film Criticism 40.1 (2016) <>.


For a short period of time, approximately 2000-2015, blogs were a space of democratic exchange where rank disappeared and was replaced by the primacy of the idea and the passion for the idea, giving “public voice,” as Charles Taylor explains, “to the way movies function as private obsession.” ui r#N4i The film blog, which reached its peak in roughly 2009, offered a level of access to the critical stage in unprecedented ways for new scholars, while simultaneously giving established scholars an opportunity to break ranks.

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