Paul Arthur

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2008 - 17:24:53 PDT

This message is from Professor Richard Allen of New York University:

It is with much regret I announce that after a recent and short- lived struggle
with cancer, Scholar, Professor, NYU Alum, Colleague and Friend Paul Arthur
has passed away at the age of 61.

Paul was a 1985 doctoral graduate of our department and everyone is familiar
with his groundbreaking dissertation, Shadows on the Mirror: Film Noir and Cold
War America, 1945-1957 which he completed with distinction under the
guidance of advisor Annette Michelson. Paul was a Professor in the
Department of English at Montclair State University and co-editor of Millennium
Film Journal. He was the author of A Line of Sight: American Avant-Garde
since 1965 as well as a frequent contributor to journals such as Cineaste and
Film Comment.

Paul was a frequent guest and adjunct faculty member in our department
during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and he was much loved by his
students. I'm sure all of you share in my sadness in the loss of Paul as a
friend, former student, and colleague, and for the field of Cinema Studies. Paul
was a physically robust man who stood tall, let us all remember him in his

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