Harlan Jacobson

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Harlan Jacobson
Born Harlan Marshall Jacobson
(1949-02-15)February 15, 1949
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Status Married
Occupation Film critic/Literary Editor/Radio Host/Author
Notable credit(s) Variety Film Journalist (1973-1980)
Film Comment Editor-In-Chief (1982-1990)
USA Today correspondent
WFUV On-Air Film Critic
WBGO On-Air Film Critic
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009)
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
Religion Jewish
Spouse(s) Susan Jacobson
Children Samson
Elodie
Blaise

Harlan Jacobson (born February 15, 1949 in Cincinnati,OH) is an American film critic, literary editor, radio host, film Lecturer and author.

Education[edit]

Harlan Jacobson received a Bachelor's Degree in English from Haverford College in 1971.[1]

Career[edit]

Harlan Jacobson is an established film critic who has interviewed numerous actors, musicians, directors, and producers over his 30 year career, some of whom include Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola [2], Robin Williams and Mia Farrow.

Jacobson's interview with Michael Moore ("Michael & Me") in the December 1989 edition of Film Comment Magazine for the film Roger & Me sparked an international debate over the methodology of Moore's misrepresentation of then General Motors CEO Roger Smith in the film.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, USA Today [3], Newsday, The Toronto Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and many other national news publications.

From 1982 to 1990 Harlan Jacobson was the Editor in Chief of Film Comment Magazine. He continues to contribute articles and is co-editor of Film Comment to this day.

Jacobson was a contributing author in Variety's History of Show Business (Abrams, 1993), Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise (Univ. Mississippi Press / 2001) as well as Steven Soderburgh's The King of Cannes: Truth or Consequences (Univ. Mississippi Press / 2002).

He and his wife founded and run Talk Cinema [4], a multi-city club for cinephiles, which has early showings of new films with comments by a local critic and audience participation.

References[edit]

Harlan Jacobson's Interview with Francis Ford Coppola for Film Comment Magazine. [5]

List of Harlan Jacobson's USATODAY articles. [6]

External links[edit]

  • Haverford College Bio on Harlan Jacobson [7]
  • IMDB profile for Harlan Jacobson [8]