The 2000 Year Old Critic

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For years I wanted to find a crisp copy of Mel Brooks’ The Critic, his first film (1963), for which he won an Academy Award as creator and narrator. A sendup of the ’60s-era abstract art films, it brought the genre down to earth for us semi-intellectuals and established the 2000 Year Old Man as a critical force to be reckoned with. Or as Brooks (a.k.a. Melvin Kaminsky) would say, What dah…is dis??
 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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