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1 Winnington, Richard (selected and with an introduction by Paul Rotha) Film Criticism and Caricatures 1943-53
London Elek Books Limited 1975 0-236-40007-X / 9780236400072 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[very light shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket spine a bit sunned, but no significant wear]. (cartoon drawings) Per the jacket blurb, "Winnington is to be ranked as a film critic with James Agee, Eric Knight, Otis Fergusion, André Bazin and Louis Delluc. His masterly economy of style, his persuasiveness and wit make his reviews devastating and compulsive reading two and three decades after they were written. The caricatures that accompanied them are no mere satirical likenesses. His figures, with their air of witless gaiety (or tragedy), wide-eyed glare and glitter, and melting simplicity -- and his settings too, Georgian manor or Arizona desert -- point eloquently and unerringly to the mood, the moral, and the ultimate quality of a film." (Well, maybe -- but how to explain why the (mercifully uncredited) jacket designer chose to include, along with perfectly passable sketches of Jimmy Cagney and Peter Lorre, an absolutely dreadful drawing of Barbara Stanwyck that doesn't pass muster as either a caricature or a decent piece of draftsmanship?) 
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