This compilation from Film Culture magazine―the pioneering periodical in avant-garde movie commentary―includes members like Charles Boultenhouse, Erich von Stroheim, Michael McClure, Stan Brakhage, Annette Michelson, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Andrew Sarris, Rudolph Arnheim, Jonas Mekas, and Parker Tyler. This assortment covers a number of themes in 20th century cinema, from the Auteur idea to the economic cinema, from Orson Welles to Kenneth Anger.

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