Watching the Master through the Weird Vision of Manny Farber

Over his thirty years of writing about film, including the landmark essay “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art,” Manny Farber challenged the pretentions of art house cinema while celebrating the inventiveness of B-movies. Today, Farber’s criticism deserves to be read as itself a kind of art.

Originally published in Hazlitt, November 2012