Take it from a cinema studies grad: Film theory's not for everyone, but
there are riches within the jargon.
by Manohla Dargis

July 27 2003

"Two thumbs down!" My friend Alexander Horwath, director of the Austrian
Film Museum in Vienna, isn't a guy who waves around his thumbs around
casually; much less a man given to quoting Roger Ebert. But Alex was
fuming, his double-digit antipathy directed at an article by David
Weddle published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine July 13 with the

"Lights, Camera, Action. Marxism, Semiotics, Narratology."


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