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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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Winter 1969

2001: A Space Odyssey, Bruce Conner, Sidney Poitier, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, For Love of Ivy, Charlie Chaplin’s Monsieur Verdoux, John Schlesinger, student films, an appreciation of Max Ophüls, reviews of Pauline Kael’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Andrew Sarris’s The American Cinema, Directors and Directions 1929-1968

Fall 1969

Film preservation at the Musem of Modern Art, Eadweard Muybridge’s contribution to the motion picture, the serious business of being funny, student film production, Warrendale, Titicut Follies, television breaks a new art form, Bergamo festival

Spring 1969

Film in China, Uzbek documentaries, the works of and interview with Susumu Hani, Vietnam War films and documentary photography