This compilation from Film Culture magazine-the pioneering periodical in avant-garde film commentary-includes contributors 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 collection covers a range of topics in twentieth century cinema, from the Auteur Theory to the commercial cinema, from Orson Welles to Kenneth Anger.
P. Adams Sitney is a noted writer on film and a former editor of Film Culture magazine. He is also the author of Visionary Film and Modernist Montage, and has edited The Avant Garde Reader. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.