Charles Champlin

Charles Champlin first began reporting about Hollywood in 1959 for Time magazine and covered movies and other arts for Time in London from 1962–1965. He has been the entertainment and arts editor of the Los Angeles Times since 1965 and its principal film critic since 1967.

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The Movies Grow Up · 1940–1980
By Charles Champlin · Foreword by Alfred Hitchcock

Nearly 200 photos enhance Champlin’s readable, fascinating survey of the movies from the Golden Age up through the year 1980. According to Champlin, movies are the art form of our time—perhaps even the art form of this century. With this revised and enlarged edition of his book, one of the most comprehensive and eloquent works on film is available once again.

“This book is pure Champlin, no Mumbo Jumbo to it. […] Charles Champlin is a critic-essayist of the highest integrity[…]. Abroad, as well as on his home base, he strikes me as being the ideal motion picture critic.”

Alfred Hitchcock