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Founded in 1962 and originally released as a quarterly, Film Comment features reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world.

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Fall 1964

The second New York Film Festival by Andrew Sarris, Roberto Rossellini, the BFI, the Maysles Brothers discuss Cinéma Vérité, the Spanish film scene, Venice Film Festival, Bruce Baillie, Gregory Markopoulos, film censorship and exhibitors

Summer 1964

Anniversary awards winners, Ernest Pintoff, Moravia on Italian Film, the death of Mickey Mouse, Carl Foreman in Israel, toward visual cinema, Věra Chytilová’s Something Different, Mario Monicelli’s The Organiser, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, Nelson Perreira Dos Santos’s Vidas Secas, Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, François Truffat’s The Soft Skin

Spring 1964

Exploitation films, children’s film, the Maysles brothers and “direct cinema,” Cannes, interview with Shirley Clarke, cinematic politics, filmmaking in Bulgaria, film censorship in the nation’s capital

Winter 1964

Tony Richardson, Robert Gardner's Dead Birds, documentary and ethnography ethics, Emile de Antonio's Point of Order!, Louis Malle's The Fire Within, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Vittorio De Sica's Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog