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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 1974

Special section on film noir actors, writers, directors, Fritz Lang, and more; Setsuko Hara, John Calley interview, Alexander Kluge interview, Max Ophul's Letter from an Unknown Woman and La signora di tutti

September-October 1974

1974 Cannes Film Festival, Louis Malle on Lacombe Lucien, Jacques Rivette interview, Gene Hackman interview, Luis Buñuel's The Phantom of Liberty and Tristana, Robert Altman, New Directors/New Films

July-August 1974

Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman interviewed, Jean Renoir, Francis Ford Coppola interviewed, Luis Buñuel’s The Milky Way, Jack Clayton on The Great Gatsby, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape reviewed by Janet Sternburg

May-June 1974

Jonathan Rosenbaum on Erich von Stroheim, Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall interviewed, the New Yorker Theatre, A Hard Day’s Night ten years later and Richard Lester, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist, Howard Hawks interviewed, Jean-Luc Godard’s Tout va Bien

March-April 1974

Tehran journal, Alfred Hitchcock by Andrew Sarris, Carl Dreyer by Robin Wood, Abel Gance interview, Marilyn Monroe by Raymond Durgnat, Robert Altman interview, Woody Allen by Leonard Maltin

January-February 1974

Yakuza films by Paul Schrader; Leaving The Times Or: How I Came to Lose My Job as a Second-String Movie Critic by Alan Greenspun; Alain Resnais by Peter Harcourt; Malcolm McDowell by Raymond Durgnat; London, Paris, and Los Angeles journals