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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 1979

Special midsection on Werner Herzog, Blake Edwards and Klaus Kinski profiled, New York Film Festival reviews, William K. Everson’s guilty pleasures

September-October 1979

Restoration special report, Seventies melodramas, Andrew Sarris' Guilty Pleasures, Ridley Scott's Alien, Stuart Rosenberg's The Amityville HorrorThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cannes 1979, Hollywood and Vietnam, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Astaire-Rogers in Top Hat, Michael Powell's Peeping TomThe Glittering Prizes, Delhi journal

July-August 1979

Midsection on American commercial TV, Eduardo de Gregorio’s Short Memory, Amos Vogel on film-video museums

May-June 1979

Woody Allen, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and the Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paris journal, Michael Powell, Vincent Canby's guilty pleasures, George Romero's Dawn of the Dead

March-April 1979

Midsection on vanishing movie palaces, Luchino Visconti's The Innocent, Jacques Demy interview, Oscar history, Milos Forman's Hair, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, W.C. Fields at 100, Alfred Hitchcock, Amos Vogel on Robert Flaherty

January-February 1979

Billy Wilder midsection, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remake, star-making in the 1970s, Good German movies, Disney's Pinocchio, Jonathan Rosenbaum on growing up with the movies, Paul Schrader's guilty pleasures, Steve Martin's NBC special