Peter Labuza

 

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Peter Labuza is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California and holds a Graduate Certificate in Visual Studies. His research interests include Hollywood historiography, legal history, film style, art cinema, and cinephilia studies. His dissertation explores the rise of the legal profession in Hollywood and its contribution to the organizational business reforms and cultural discourse of art within the industry after World War II. Labuza received both his M.A. and B.A. in Cinema Studies from Columbia University. He has published in The Velvet Light TrapMediascapeSight & Sound, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He has also published as a film critic for Variety, The Village Voice, and Filmmaker Magazine among others, and hosts The Cinephiliacs podcast. Previously, Labuza earned both a BA and an MA in Film Studies from Columbia University in New York City.

You can communicate with Peter via email at plabuza@gmail.com. He also keeps an active social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Letterboxd.

Outside of his academic work, Labuza is the host of The Cinephiliacs, the author of Approaching The End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film, and served as a booklet editor for the UK Blu-Ray distributor Masters of Cinema. He has contributed to Variety, The Village Voice, Reverse Shot, The AV Club, Little White Lies, Indiewire, The LA Review of Books, Filmmaker Magazine, and RogerEbert.Com among others.

This site serves as Peter’s general resume and CV to work he has done. All writing and research can be found via the page links on the left.

If you have arrived here via a broken link to a blog post, you will find the correct story on the blog posts page. If you cannot find it there, please contact him at plabuza@gmail.com.

 

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One thought on “Peter Labuza

  1. Peter,
    Saw your fascinating page about what it was like to attend Moma screenings in 1935. Love to know the source of this excerpt. Thanks.

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