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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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November-December 1972

Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles’s adaptation of Heart of Darkness, Frank Capra, Capra interview, 150 filmographies of female directors

September-October 1972

Cannes, Charlie Chaplin, Ingmar Bergman, John Wayne interview, Franklin Schaffner interview, Robin Wood on Bigger Than Life

Summer 1972

Elia Kazan’s America, Stockholm journal, Elia Kazan interview, Ernst Lubitsch’s Thirties films, Penelope Gilliatt interview, special midsection on cameramen, Carl Dreyer, Jacques Tourneur, Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life

Spring 1972

Paul Schrader on film noir, Robert Aldrich interview, Cuban cinema, Klute, Dziga Vertov midsection, George Cukor interview