Jeff Smith is a professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Director of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater research. He is the author of two books (The Sounds of Commerce: Marketing Popular Film Music and Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist: Reading the Hollywood Reds) and the co-author, along with David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, of the 11th and 12th editions of Film Art: An Introduction. Smith has also published more than two dozen book chapters and journal articles on various aspects of film sound and film music, and is a frequent contributor to the “Observations on Film Art” series on the Criterion Channel.
Posts by Jeff Smith
“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.