Everyone who writes about film can name other writers about film who have influenced them. For me, the big three are Andrew Sarris, Raymond Durgnat, and Robin Wood. Wood, author of the seminal Hitchcock’s Films [Revisited] and numerous other works, and whose all-time favorite films include four by Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, The Reckless Moment, Le Plaisir, Madame de…) two by Howard Hawks (Bringing Up Baby, Rio Bravo) and three by Leo McCarey (Duck Soup, Ruggles of Red Gap, and Make Way for Tomorrow) is now 77 years old, and has retired from teaching at York University in Toronto in order to write his autobiography.
I look forward to reading it.
Via The Manitoban.