Episode 31: Molly Haskell

Bill talks to author and film critic Molly Haskell about some of the many contributions she’s made to film culture, from writing film criticism for publications like The Village Voice and Vogue to developing books like her landmark FROM REVERENCE TO RAPE: THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN IN THE MOVIES and the recent STEVEN SPIELBERG: A LIFE IN FILMS. Other topics covered include: Feminism, Andrew Sarris, Leo McCarey, DIABOLIQUE, the Sarasota French Film Festival, Twitter, Pauline Kael, women’s films of the 1970s, film theory, Agnes Varda, the origins of the National Society Of Film Critics and New York film culture in the 1960s.

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Visit Molly Haskell’s official site:  http://www.mollyhaskell.com/

Hear a podcast containing the 2008 talk given by Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris at the Museum Of The Moving Image:  http://www.movingimagesource.us/dialogues/view/311

Read the joint review Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris wrote for Robert Altman’s NASHVILLE:
https://www.villagevoice.com/2006/11/21/a-critics-duet-on-nashville/

Hear Molly Haskell on the Film Comment Podcast:
https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/film-comment-podcast-women-new-hollywood/
https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/film-comment-podcast-steven-spielberg/

Read Molly Haskell at Film Comment:
https://www.filmcomment.com/author/molly-haskell/

Read Molly Haskell’s essay on CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA for the Criterion Collection:
https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/4120-iclouds-of-sils-maria

James Laczkowski