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ERIC Number: ED083645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 190
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Reviewing for the Mass Media.
Hunt, Todd
Covered in this handbook is the craft of reviewing from multiple points of view: the established critic on a metropolitan newspaper, a national magazine, or a television station; the newcomer who is trying to review all forms of entertainment for a small-town daily paper; the New York drama critic; and the freelance reviewer whose work appears in special interest publications. Each of the major subjects with which reviewers deal is analyzed: books, drama, films, television, opera, music, art, dance, food, restaurants, live entertainment, and recordings. The obligations of the reviewer to the medium he reviews for, to his audience, and to the creator whose work he is evaluating are discussed. Distinctions are drawn between the notice, the review, and the critical essay. The problems of audience, the critic's authority and probity, and whether the reviewer should adopt an authoritarian or an impressionistic approach to his subject are considered along with the importance of effective beginnings which reflect the critic's point of view and the equally important arguments about how personal (original in reaction) the best reviews should be. (LL)
Chilton Book Company, Chilton Way, Radnor, Pa. 19089 ($7.95)
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