Charles Mudede: on The Role of The Critic (part 1)

September 29, 2011 at 5:02 am , , ,

If everyone’s a critic, why do so few get paid for the gig? Is it a thankless task or one that’s becoming irrelevant in the alleged information age?
One of America’s most animated and controversial cultural commentators, Charles Mudede, visited Warren at The High Bar to examine the role of the critic over a few drinks.

10 Comments

  • Neil Estep

    As a former amateur film critic, I can relate. It’s a whole lot of fun, but it has it’s drawbacks.

    • The biggest drawback is having to watch so many Hollywood films, Neil. Yuck. ; )

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

  • I love the truthfulness of your guest. I’ve really enjoyed the episodes I’ve checked out. Taking lots of notes on what I would like for Nexx Fazz to be.

    • Charles is always candid, always enlightening. look out for Part 2 of my interview in a few weeks.

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

  • Grace Sullivan

    Excellent episode again, everyone.

    • Thanks for watching, Grace. So happy you are enjoying the show. Tell your friends. ; )

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

  • Lovely interview. Are you looking for a critique on this commentary on the commentary of a critic? I love Mudede’s idea that the critic can build discussion around all aspects, intentional or not, around a film – how a movie’s meaning changes depending on its social context. Looking forward to Pt. 2…

    • Thanks, Larissa. Yes, a commentary on a commentary on commentary. This is a very meta contest. ; )

      Feel free to tell your friends about the show and watch others.

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

  • Eric Brandt

    Brilliant !
    It is so refreshing to listen to an opinion with considerate, intelligent thought and reason behind it and I love the idea of “script writing under hypnosis”
    …bring back the junket (everyone deserves a little SWAG) ~ Eric Brandt

    • Yes, I wouldn’t mind a few more junkets and per diems… and a lot more smart commentary such as Mr. Mudede provides. Thanks for watching, Eric.

      Your name is on the guest list (plus one!) for Wednesday night’s show at Town Hall with John Lithgow. Mention The High Bar and The Warren Report.

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