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Film Critic and Scholar Andrew Sarris

Sarris reviews movies for several newspapers and teaches at Columbia University. In the 1960s, he pushed forth the auteur theory, which said that films could best be understood by the director's singular vision within the context of their full body of work. Now, he often finds genre films more interesting than mainstream movies that explore important ideas.


Other segments from the episode on August 8, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 8, 1990: Interview with Andrew Sarris; Review of the album "Mary Martin Sings, Richard Rodgers Plays"; Interview with Giancarlo Esposito; Review of the made-for-TV…


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