Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924 – September 15, 2000) was an Americanfilm critic. July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ...
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Canby became the chief film critic for the New York Times in 1969. Chicago, Illinois â officially the City of Chicago and colloquially known as Chicago, the Second City and the Windy City â is the third largest city of the United States after New York City and Los Angeles and is the largest inland city of the nation. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...
He died from cancer in Manhattan, New York. When normal cells are damaged or old they undergo apoptosis; cancer cells, however, avoid apoptosis. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...
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Canby began reviewing films for the Times in 1965 and was its senior film critic from 1969 to 1993 before turning his attention to theater.
Canby's thousands of articles and essays covered a broad swath of the cinematic arts, from the French New Wave to the rise of American independent filmmaking, big-budget Hollywood blockbusters and the introduction of videocassette recorders and multiplex movie houses.
Canby, who was also a playwright and novelist, worked as a reporter and critic at the show business journal Variety for six years before joining the Times.
Canby was born in Chicago and grew up in Lake Forest, Ill. He served in the Navy during World War II, then lived in Paris, where he supported himself in part by writing summaries of French scripts.
Canby, who was also a playwright and novelist, preferred a conversational tone and wrote reviews that were at least as entertaining as the movies.
Canby often wrote of the challenges of the critic's life, once attributing the frequent gap between the tastes of reviewers and ticket buyers to a buildup of memories -- "like plaque on teeth" -- of the thousands of movies a critic sees.
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