Good NYT article on UW Film Prof

<p>Now retired but still does film presentations and lectures. One of the best in the field.</p>

<p>David</a> Bordwell, Film Historian, Focuses on Movie Blog - NYTimes.com</p>

<p>David Bordwell exercised the power of objective observation and common sense in a field dominated by intellectual showoffs who were more interested in demonstrating how smart they were than in using their intelligence fruitfully. I have a film degree myself, and was the TA for one of Bordwell's first (and best) doctoral students -- now a long time Professor at Maryland. I read all the semioticians; they were intellectually impressive and utterly fatuous at the same time. Bordwell, on the other hand, simply made sense.</p>