Jonathan Rosenbaum continues to write articles for his website, jonathanrosenbaum.net, which contains an extensive index of his past work
CHICAGO, IL, April 07, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jonathan Rosenbaum has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Well regarded for more than five decades of experience in the fields of writing and film criticism, Mr. Rosenbaum distinguished himself through his work with the Chicago Reader, an alternative weekly newspaper, between 1987 and his retirement in 2008. In his capacity as the head film critic for the publication, he penned over 5,500 reviews, essays and articles, through which he garnered acclaim for his literary style and interest in lesser-known cinema with a particular eye on international films. (In 2003, with Iranian filmmaker Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, he coauthored the first American book on Abbas Kiarostami, which was reprinted in a much-expanded edition in 2018.) In addition to his work with the Chicago Reader, Mr. Rosenbaum has been noted for his contributions to Cahiers du Cinéma, a French film magazine, and Film Comment, an arts and culture magazine published by Film at Lincoln Center.
Throughout his career as a professional film critic, Mr. Rosenbaum has authored numerous books since the early 1980s, including such popular works as "Midnight Movies" (coauthored by J. Hoberman) in 1983, "Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Limit What Movies We Can See" in 2002, and the 2000 work "Dead Man," an analysis of Jim Jarmusch's film of the same name. Among his literary output, Mr. Rosenbaum is particularly proud to have published his first book, "Moving Places: A Life at the Movies," which functioned as an investigation of the effect movies had on him as a child, in 1980. The book received a corrected and expanded second edition in 1995. Mr. Rosenbaum has also earned a reputation as an expert on Orson Welles, the iconic director, actor, screenwriter and producer, by serving as an editor for Welles' and Peter Bogdanovich's "This is Orson Welles" in 1992. Mr. Rosenbaum also published two of Welles' unrealized screenplays and served as a consultant for both the 1998 re-editing of Welles' "Touch of Evil", originally released in 1958, and the 2018 re-editing and completion of his unfinished "The Other Side of the Wind".
Growing up in Alabama as the grandson of an owner of several movie theaters, Mr. Rosenbaum naturally gravitated toward film while coming of age. After attending Bard College, where he studied literature and played the piano as part of a jazz ensemble alongside actors Chevy Chase and Blythe Danner, he undertook graduate studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and graduated with a Master of Arts in 1968. During this period, Mr. Rosenbaum moved to New York and secured his first job in the field as an editor for a compilation of film critiques. He later moved to Paris, where he served as a script consultant to director Jacques Tati and wrote as a film and literary critic for a number of publications, including Sight & Sound, a British quarterly film magazine, and The Village Voice.
In 1977, Mr. Rosenbaum returned to the United States and served as an instructor at the University of California (UC) San Diego. In addition to his subsequent career endeavors at the Chicago Reader, he continued to work in academia as a film teacher at New York University, School of the Visual Arts, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, the Art Institute of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, and a number of institutions overseas, including the Sarajevo Film Academy, for which he contributed to Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr's film.factory project between 2013 and 2015.
In accounting for his success, Mr. Rosenbaum credits his leadership in the field of literary film criticism, as well as the feedback he receives from various social media platforms. He continues to write articles for his website, jonathanrosenbaum.net, which contains an extensive index of his past work with the Chicago Reader and other publications, as well as numerous rankings and ruminations on cinema. Looking toward the future, Mr. Rosenbaum hopes to publish a new collection, "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities: A Jonathan Rosenbaum Reader," which will expound upon his theories regarding the connections between various art forms, specifically film, literature, and music.
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