Peter Brunette

Peter Brunette (September 18, 1943 – June 16, 2010) was a film critic and film historian.[1][2] He was the author of several books, including biographies of Italian directors Roberto Rossellini and Michelangelo Antonioni. Brunette’s last book was about Austrian director Michael Haneke, published in February 2010.

Peter Brunette
BornSeptember 18, 1943
Richwood, West Virginia
DiedJune 16, 2010(2010-06-16) (aged 66)
Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Film Historian
Alma materDuquesne University
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Selected bibliography

  • (co-author) Screen/Play: Derrida and Film Theory (with David Wills), Princeton, 1989).
  • (co-editor) Deconstruction and the Visual Arts (with David Wills, Cambridge, 1994)


  1. Obituary The Hollywood Reporter; June 17, 2010.
  2. Obituary Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2010, page AA6.

Further reading

  • "THR film critic Peter Brunette dies". The Hollywood Reporter. 16 June 2010.

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