Kracauer was an astute observer of modern mass culture and developed methods for analyzing films, photography, advertising, urban planning and dance. His book "From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of German Film" helped lay the foundation for modern film criticism.
Amos Vogel is the founder of the New York Film Festival and New York's experimental cinema club "Cinema 16" where films by John Cassavetes, Bruce Connor, Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger and Roman Polanski were shown in New York for the first time. His classic book, "Film as a Subversive Art" is filled
Guy Debord was born in Paris. His father died early, and he was raised by his grandmother in a series of Mediterranean towns. He was a headstrong youth, and after graduating high school he dropped out of the University of Paris where he had been studying law. He became a revolutionary poet, writer an