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.
“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.
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. 
Stills from A Better Tomorrow. 
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