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This book was published in 1971 and the methodology (or lack thereof) reflects this. Film Studies was in its infancy in the academy so its understandable that rigorous works were not being produced with regularity. With that said, this book is useful in its discussion of numerous experimental works. I found the discussion of contemporary (as in, concurrent with the book's publication) films to be most interesting since it gives the reader a sense of not only how they were received by audiences, ...more
Is this a review?! Not really. I probably read this one but I have ZILCH memory of it. ZILCH. It's got alotof great stills & alotof interesting filmmakers so I have to give it at least a 3 star even though I remember nought. & I get to add the cover (the paperback's - but close enuf) to the database here.