Underground Film Journal

Film Culture: Issue 67-68-69 (Triple Issue)

Cover to Film Culture 67-68-69 that features a photo of Bruce Baillie

Published: 1979; 336 pages

Editor-in-Chief: Jonas Mekas. Assistant Editors: P. Adams Sitney, Hollis Melton. Business Manager: Diana Freed. Publisher: Film Culture Non-Profit Corporation.

Copyright 1979 by Film Culture. Typeset by Myrna Zimmerman, New York City. Printed by Capital City Press, Montpelier, Vermont.


1. Animal Cinema: The Spirit of Roslyn, by Ken Kelman

2. Letters Written to a Friend While Shooting “Romance,” Out of Roslyn, Dry Wheat, August 1973, by Bruce Baillie

3. Letter to Jonas Mekas, by Bruce Baillie

4. Letter Not Known to Whom, by Bruce Baillie

5. Trailer Notebook, ’78, by Bruce Baillie

6. Letter to Sally Dixon, 5-4-78 “Roslyn Romance” — For Pittsburgh Footage, by Bruce Baillie

7. Letter to Sylvia Sutherland, Watertown, MN, by Bruce Baillie

8. Found Poem (Found by Bruce Baillie)

9. More From Trailer Notebook, by Bruce Baillie

10. Letter 8-18-78, by Bruce Baillie

11. Letter to Bill Wees, McGill University, 10-4-78, by Bruce Baillie

12. “Quixote” and Its Contexts, by Paul Arthur

13. Baillie‘s Use of Light: A Reading of His Notebooks, by Anthony Bannon

14. Kenneth Jacobs, Interviewed by Lindley Hanlon [Jerry Sims Present], April 9, 1974

15. New Improved George Landow Interview, Conducted by P. Gregory Springer, April 1976

16. Manifest, August 16, 1974, by Stan Brakhage

17. Notes on Brakhage‘s “23rd Psalm Branch,” by Gail Camhi

18. Stan Brakhage Speaks on “23rd Psalm Branch” at Film-Maker’s Cinematheque, April 22, 1967

19. Stan Brakhage on Music, Sound, Color, and Film

20. “Text of Light,” by Bruce Jenkins and Noel Carroll

21. Jerome Hill on “Amateur” Film

22. A Definition of Space: An Interview With Antonio de Bernardi, by Massimo Bacigalupo

23. Interview With Hollis Frampton by Scott MacDonald

24. “Doorway” by Larry Gottheim, by Barry Gerson

25. “Rameau’s Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen” — A Film by Michael Snow, by Joanna Kiernan

26. Excerpts From an Interview With Bruce Conner Conducted in July of 1971 by Robert Haller

27. Portrait of the Young Man as Artist: From the Notebook of Robert Beavers, by Ken Kelman

28. “Rabbit’s Moon” by Kenneth Anger, by Marjorie Keller

29. On the Filming of “Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome,” by Samson DeBrier

30. Why I Will Never Write My Memoirs, by Louise Brooks

31. Andre Melies Interviewed by Maxine Haleff

32. An Interview With Blaise Cendrars on the Cinema by Francois and Andre Berge

33. Midnight to Fourteen Hundred Hours Writing a Modern Marvel, by Robert Desnos

34. Robert Desnos on Cinema (translated by Serge Gavronsky)

35. Five Cinema Poems, by Philippe Soupault

36. Film and Music, by Alexander Hackenschmied [Hammid]

37. The First Screening of Avant-Garde Films in Prague at the Kotva Cinema, by Alexander Hackenschmied [Hammid]

38. The Forgotten Village: A Report on the Filming in Mexico, by Alexander Hackenschmied [Hammid]

39. Alexander Hammid: A Survey of His Film-Making Career, by Thomas E. Valasek

Index of Images

Title post card from Roslyn Romance (Is It Really True?): Intro 1 & 2.

“Barber, Roslyn.”

“Giacomo Sievetto, my Roslyn neighbor — ’71 from the Intro.”

“Mrs. Brozovich, Roslyn — mentor of the Romance.”

Bruce Baillie, sailboat, Minnesota, 1953

“The big wedding, Roslyn 9-8-78.” Photo by Jim Sahlstrand.

Bruce Baillie

Back of title Post card from Roslyn Romance (Is It Really True?): Intro 1 & 2.

R.R. E. Washington state. Dry wheat farming, 8-73 — took my own picture, Nikon on truck.”

Samson De Briar as Nero in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954).

Kenneth Anger filming Anaïs Nin, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954).

Rabbit’s Moon (1950), by Kenneth Anger (photographs from screen projection).

Still from Hollis Frampton‘s Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia. [Note: Stills incorrectly name Frampton’s films “Hepax Legomena“.]

Still from Hollis Frampton‘s Hapax Legomena III: Critical Mass.

Still from Hollis Frampton‘s Hapax Legomena V: Ordinary Matter.

Still from Hollis Frampton‘s Hapax Legomena VII: Special Effects.

Production still from George Landow‘s Wide Angle Saxon.

Still from Dei, by Antonio de Bernardi.

André Méliès, 1971, Paris. Photo by Maxine Haleff.

Alexander Hammid, 1939, in Mexico during filming of The Forgotten Village. Photo by Rosa Harvan (Kline).

1937 at the Bata Studio in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. Left to right: Hammid, Ladislav Kolda, Elmar Klos.

1938, in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, during filming of Crisis. Left to right: Herbert Kline, Hans Burger, Hammid. Photo by Rosa Harvan (Kline).

Alexander Hammid directing a farm scene during filming of Valley of the Tennessee (1944).

1944, during the filming of Toscanini: Hymn of Nations. Left to right: Arturo Toscanini, Irving Lerner. Photo by Herbert Gehr for Life magazine.

Stills from Valley of the Tennessee. [6]

Stills from A Better Tomorrow. [4]


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