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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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July-August 1976

Billy Wilder, John Milius interviewed, Pat O'Neill, CBS on PBS, Maurice Tourneur, King Vidor, film noir, Arthur Penn interviewed, The Missouri Breaks, British cinema

May-June 1976

Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver by Patricia Patterson and Manny Farber, F.W. Murnau, Alfred Hitchcock’s Family Plot, George Cukor’s Gaslight, Luchino Visconti remembered, Howard Hughes remembered, James M. Cain interviewed, Dick Cavett

March-April 1976

Tehran journal, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader interview, Manhattan in the movies, Robin Wood on film acting, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lina Wertmuller, Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt

January-February 1976

Robin Wood on Leo McCarey, John Huston interview, Walerian Borowczyk, Jacques Tourneur, Cecil B. DeMille, Yiddish films in America

November-December 1975

Rainer Werner Fassbinder interviewed, Fassbinder on Sirk, 1975 New York Film Festival reviews, new cinema in Eastern Europe, Ken Russell, Marguerite Duras interviewed

September-October 1975

Kon Ichikawa, samurai films, on the set of Hitchcock's Family Plot, Sydney Pollack interview, François Truffaut's Story of Adele H., the Maysles's Grey Gardens, Miklós Jancsó’s Electra, George Stevens, Jr. intervew

July-August 1975

Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, Jerry Lewis, Mike Nichols, Susan Sontag, David Denby, Lillian Hellman, and more on the censorship of Marcel Ophuls’s The Memory of Justice, Alain Resnais interviewed, populism and social realism, George Stevens

May-June 1975

The Day of the Locust: a review and John Schlesinger interviewed, Erich von Stroheim, Don Rugoff, Silk Stockings, Midsection: art direction/the avant-garde/video art, Dusan Makavejev, Luis Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

March-April 1975

Features on Old Hollywood and New Hollywood, The Scarlett EmpressThe Merry WidowOn Dangerous GroundKiss Me Deadly, Paul Mazursky, Martin Scorsese interviewed, Mel Brooks interviewed; midsection on the personal documentary, film in pre-revolutionary Russia, movie costumes, and TV movies

January-February 1975

Special Issue: The Hollywood Cartoon—Chuck Jones considered and interviewed, Warner Brothers, Disney, Grim Natwick interviewed, the Van Buren Studio, TV animation

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

November-December 1973

Special issue on documentary film: An American Family, cinema verite, interview with Pat Loud, Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond and John Terry, Robert Flaherty, the documentaries of Georges Franju, Alain Resnais, Dušan Makavejev

September-October 1973

Leo McCarey, King Vidor, The Poseidon Adventure, Such Good Friends, Up the Sandbox

July-August 1973

King Vidor, Stanley Donen interviewed, The Tall T, The Three Godfathers

May-June 1973

John Huston considered and interviewed, Jack Lemmon interviewed, Jacques Tati interviewed, Ken Russell’s biopics, voyeurism in film and literature, What Price Hollywood?, Raymond Durgnat

March-April 1973

Sergio Leone, David Newman and Robert Benton interviewed, Maurice Tourneur, Robin Wood on Mizoguchi, Dudley Andrew on André Bazin, Andrew Sarris on Max Ophuls’s Liebelei, Alain Jessua, Morgan Fisher

January-February 1973

Special issue: cinema sex, Radley Metzger interviewed, censorship in London and California, Russ Meyer interviewed by Stan Berkowitz and considered by Roger Ebert

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