Spielberg by Haskell
Molly Haskell is a shoo-in for the Mount Rushmore of American film criticism, if they ever get around to making it. She has fought the good fight for auteurism and feminism at The Village Voice, authored the canonical From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies (1974, soon to be released in a new edition). Today Haskell remains an absolutely vital and active voice, having recently completed the new volume Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films, in celebration of which Metrograph is happy to let one master pay tribute to another.
Molly Haskell will introduce Empire of the Sun on Saturday, January 14, with a book signing to follow.