From: Krista Strobel (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 26 2008 - 18:59:29 PDT
I am truly and deeply sad to hear about this. I was a former student
of Paul Arthur's at Montclair and always enjoyed his classes. I had
the pleasure of working with him on an independent study as well, and
he gladly wrote me a recommendation that helped get me accepted into
graduate school a few years after I had finished my BA. He was always
helpful and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and passion for
the subject of cinema, and I've been delighted each and every time I
have been working on a paper in graduate school and his name has
popped up on a source or a piece of his writing was helpful to my
research. He was a very strong and commanding professor who demanded
nothing less but your best, and hearing this news just saddens me.
This is indeed a great loss to the community.
Thank you for posting the information to the group, I appreciate it as
well as the nice words spoken about him.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Tony Conrad <email suppressed> wrote:
> 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
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.