David Bordwell

University of Wisconsin-Madison


David Bordwell is a film critic and the Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Featured Work

Movie star Douglas Fairbanks at a war bond rally at the Sub-Treasury building, New York City, April 1918. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Douglas_Fairbanks_at_third_Liberty_Loan_rally_HD-SN-99-02174.JPEG">Paul Thompson/Public Domain</a>

FEB 8, 2019 Podcast

The Crack-Up: The Early Days of Hollywood, with David Bordwell

In this episode of The Crack-Up series, which explores how 1919 shaped the modern world, film historian David Bordwell discusses two big changes in the American ...