Andrew Sarris

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Birthday
31, 1928
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 20, 2012 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1928
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jun 20, 2012 (83)

About

Longtime film critic who introduced the radical - and influential - notion that the best films come from the vision of the auteurs.

Before Fame

He was taking a night course on film appreciation at Columbia College when the instructor introduced him to Jonas and Adolfas Mekas, who just launched a magazine they called Film Culture.

Trivia

First introducing his auteur theory in the pages of Film Culture magazine, he went on to make a list of the top directors in the business - including names like John Ford, Charlie Chaplin, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Family Life

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City as the son of Greek immigrants.

Associated With

On the occasion of his death Roger Ebert called him "the most influential American film critic of his time, and one of the jolliest."

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