Underground Film Journal

Film Culture: Issue 10 (vol. 2 No. 4)

Cover to Film Culture issue 10 featuring a film still to Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai

Published: 1956; 32 pages

Editor in Chief and Publisher: Jonas Mekas. Editors: Edouard de Laurot, George N. Fenin, Adolfas Mekas. Associate Editors: Eugene Archer, Louis Brigante, Arlene Croce, Andrew Sarris.

Foreign Correspondents: Guido Aristarco, Italy; Francis Bolen, Belgium; Jaroslav Broz, Czechoslovakia; Jose Clemente, Spain; Lotte H. Eisner, France; Eugenio Hintz, Uruguay; Enno Patalas, West Germany; Tony Richardson, England.

Copyright, 1956 by FILM CULTURE. The opinions expressed by the contributors do not necessarily represent those of the editors. Printed in the U.S.A.

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ON THE COVER: The seven samurai in The Magnificent Seven, Akira Kurosawa’s film, awarded the Lion of St. Mark at the Venice Festival. (Distributed by Columbia Pictures.)


1. Editorial, Jonas Mekas

2. Modesty and Pretension in Two New Films, Jay Leyda

3. An Interview With Robert Aldrich, George N. Fenin

4. Was the Artistic World of Van Gogh a Cataclysm?, Aleksis Rannit

5. Carol Reed in the the Context of His Time, Andrew Sarris

6. Swedish Cinema — Classic Background and Militant Avantgarde, Edoard Laurot

7. The Silent World of Slapstick (1912-1916), Mark Sufrin

8. Giant, Andrew Sarris

9. Vitelloni, Eugene Archer

10. The Bad Seed, Arlene Croce

11. Tea and Sympathy, Arlene Croce

12. Coffee, Brandy and Cigars (XXIV), Herman G. Weinberg

13. Edinburgh and Venice, Guido Aristarco

14. Children’s Films at Lido, Lotte H. Eisner

15. Documentaries at Lido, Lotte H. Eisner

Index of Images

Rashomon (Columbia Pictures) (New York Public Library) (3 photos)

Moby Dick (George Maciunas)

Robert Aldrich (no credit)

Carol Reed (no credit)


Hampton Books

Contemporary Films

Intro Bulletin

Cinema Nuovo

G. Maciunas — Import Merchant