Cut, no. 38, June 1993, pp. 105-122
Jump Cut: Since 1974, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, has combined a political activist orientation with a range of writing styles from the evaluative journalistic review to the more "objective" academic article. Among U.S. publications with an open progressive politics, it is often more academic than Cineaste, but often more journalistic than Camera Obscura. With an editorial position from the start openly committed to Marxism and feminism, the publication has declared its concern to develop an analysis that recognizes the interrelationship of class, race, and gender. In addition to reviews of new films (always some Hollywood, but also art house features, documentary, and experimental) the publication regularly features special sections on issues such as gay film, lesbian criticism, new theory, Latin American cinema, African and African diaspora work, sexual representation, China, Cuba, and ideological critiques of the mainstream.
Jump Cut has gone through various transformations: once a newsprint tabloid appearing 6 times a year, it is now a book length magazine format annual and moving away from a period of staff collectivity, it is now co-edited by its founders, John Hess, Chuck Kleinhans, and Julia Lesage. Always outspoken about the issues which concern it, the publication has been at the center of some critical controversies. Critics complain of its self-righteous editorial tone, while supporters admire its willingness to frankly state its political agenda in an intellectual climate where many declare an "interest" in Marxism, multiculturalism, feminist or gay issues but won't come out and accept the label. Although most of its writers are academics, the publication maintains a high degree of readability.
Lightstruck: A somewhat erratic publication that evolved out of a newsletter, Lightstruck provides information and critical articles from the Experimental Film Coalition. In addition to regular news, reports from regions about screenings, announcements of new work completed, and a regular tech column, the magazine covers larger critical and aesthetic questions in interviews, statements by filmmakers, and occasional critical essays. While some controversy emerges from time to time (e.g., is there a place for documentary or dramatic narrative in the avant-garde?), the general tone reflects traditional individual artist Romantic aesthetics typical of the New American Cinema movement of the 1960s. Video is regarded with great suspicion, if not hostility. Politically or ethically committed work seems intelligible here only if strongly related to the maker's individual consciousness. Relations with adjoining arts such as music, performance, and video appear very marginal, and there's little sense of engagement with the issues that have so engaged the art world in the late 1980s and early 90s: AIDS, censorship, the Gulf War and other imperial extensions, gay and lesbian issues, race and ethnic difference and discrimination, sexuality and gender issues, funding cuts and so forth.
Millennium Film Journal: Published by Millennium, the New York City avant-garde film showcase and production facility, the publication takes experimental film as its central concern, most notably in critical essays on recent work. In the early 1980s MFJ was somewhat unfairly characterized as presenting graduate student term papers from the New York University Cinema Studies Department orthodoxy. However the publication also included discussions of European and Latin American film, some feminist, political, and historical analysis, and an interest in more theoretical concerns, reflecting the range of one of its principal co-editors, Noel Carroll. Issue 16/17/18 presented a notable 20 year retrospective on Millennium and the avant-garde scene with an excellent analysis by Paul Arthur and interesting views by Fred Camper and Annette Michelson. More recently, edited by Tony Pipolo and Grahame Weinbren, it has turned to the unfortunate weaknesses of avant-garde criticism: puff pieces for filmmakers with a "script issue" and uncritical interviews with well-established figures. Predictably, Millennium Film Journal reflects the New York City parochialism of its parent showplace, and pays little attention to the rest of the country or to adjacent areas such as video and performance art. Given the general concern in the U.S. art world with issues of sexuality, gender politics, multiculturalism, and state censorship since the mid-80s, MFJ, dependent on National Endowment for the Arts funding, seems incredibly conservative in its resolute silence on such matters. With the demise of the more adventurous Motion Picture, from the now defunct Collective for Living Cinema, one must look to Afterimage and Cinematograph for lively coverage of the experimental scene.
Movieline: Another recent bid in the film fluff journalism market (compare Film Threat), the March 1992 issue of Movieline offers a survey of Young Hollywood including the stars favorite drugs and how they get them, a puff piece on back-from-drugs Drew Barrymore, and what-we-always-suspected in an article by Stephan Farber: "The studios are hiring more first-time directors than ever before. A movie revolution? Hardly. These kids work cheap and are easier to keep in line." An interesting take on the glamour and glitz as seen by people who are also aware of the downside and economic underbelly of the monster.
Off Hollywood Report: Formerly Montage, a publication of the Independent Feature Project, an organization aiding people interested in making dramatic films outside of the traditional studio system, the publication has news and notes, and information on legal and financial aspects of the business (such as how to option films, working with limited partnerships, etc.), coverage of emerging directors, screenwriters, and works in planning or production. The whole world of auteur cinema wannabees, the latest on the aspiring crowd, is present. Indispensable for those who are trying to track new directorial talent in the world of dramatic features, and revealing on the complexities of today's market.
Persistence of Vision: This annual academic journal is published by the film faculty of the City University of New York. The issues are usually organized around specific issues, such as New German Cinema, U.S. film in the 1970s, Genre, and early cinema. Though there are no editorials setting out the magazines policies or desired direction, the writers tend to see things in some sort of social or film historical context — Wells and the industry or historical consciousness in Dryer's work.
Post Script: An academic journal subtitled "Essays in Film and the Humanities," Post Script presents a very eclectic mix of articles with no apparent direction. It is neither very theoretical nor very political. It includes some interviews with independent filmmakers and industry craftspeople. The journal does publish a quite extensive and thus valuable Annual Bibliography.
Premiere: Premiere: The Movie Magazine, a Hollywood-centered glossy, has smiling stars on its cover and lots of puff piece features on the inside promoting forthcoming films in every imaginable way: on the set interviews, star bios, special effects features, screenwriter and producer features and featurettes. Snappy visuals and prose are its strongest features, but it's difficult to figure out precisely what readership the editors imagine when they have to caption a photo of Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick to identify which one is Hitch. Again and again the magazine directly addresses or returns to questions of movies as a business. But instead of the hard facts of Hollywood Reporter or Variety, Premiere seems oriented to armchair wannabees. The information isn't current or solid enough to be useful for making investment decisions or career moves. Premiere seems like the consummate movie magazine of the Reagan-Bush era following high rolling entertainment business decisions and charting whose career is going up or down as spectator sport.
Psychotronic Video: In sharp contrast to the sour-grapes wannabees at Film Threat, the Psychotronic crew is totally and passionately committed to films on the margins, particularly horror, gore, and exploitation. In their devotion they scrupulously assemble the bits and pieces of history and criticism. Extended filmographies and interviews are particularly strong, and equally obsessed readers send in endless corrections and additions with an attention to detail and accuracy seldom seen in academic film study. The near obsession extends to detailed interviews with and articles on B film figures such as actors David Carradine, James Coburn, and Peter Fonda, and director Robert Wise, as well as topics such as horror in Spain, odd sci-fi, old roadshow films from the 1940s, extended coverage of local and special interest fanzines, and assorted news and gossip. Every issue also includes reviews of related books and records, descriptive reviews of re-releases on video and lots of ads for small specialty video distributors.
Editor Michael Weldon, author of The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film (NY: Ballantine, 1983), combines the right mix of nerdy attention to detail, wide ranging lowbrow taste, and a sense of proportion and humor to make Psychotronic Video readable and useful. The basic editorial attitude to the films and careers is respectful. The offbeat energy and gleams of originality in the less-than-banal films covered justifies the enterprise and calls for an enthusiastic and non-cynical response.
Quarterly Review of Film and Video: Begun in the late 1970s as The Quarterly Review of Film Studies, the publication announced its intention of being an active review journal, paying particular attention to the critical examination of scholarship and criticism in the field. That goal changed and the publication quickly evolved into a usually thematically organized quarterly that seemed filled with typical to excellent conference papers on U.S. and Western European cinema. Owned by a commercial publisher who gradually went under in the mid-80s, the publication reemerged under the ownership of Harwood Academic, a Swiss firm. Announcing a new look and wider set of concerns while finishing off a backlog of issues, the late Katherine S. Kovacs became editor in 1989. Again thematic issues, often guest-edited, seemed the norm, though the overall intellectual quality increased. A wider range of interests, including TV and video and a broader conception of international studies seems indicated as well under new editor Michael Renov. Forthcoming issues include television studies, "questioning the national," gay and lesbian representations, and Black feminism and media.
Sightlines: Sightlines is the publication of the American Film and Video Association (AFVA) and is the most important source of information about educational film and video in the U.S. It is very important to schools, libraries, archives, and other institutions that buy and collect films and videos, especially because each issue includes a list of new releases on film, video, and laser disc of every imaginable type of work — from old Hollywood movies to short educational documentaries. The magazine contains important information about distribution, including the names and addresses of the distributors of all the media mentioned in each issue. It continuously updates its readers about new exhibition equipment and technologies. For example, the fall, 1990, issue contains two articles on laser discs, explaining a brief history of the technology, how it has been used, how to take care of it, and how to talk about it (a glossary of terms for talking about interactive multimedia).
Spectator: Spectator is a student published journal from the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. It features reworked student research and critical essays, many interesting and intelligent, though often heavily indebted to critical jargon. The subject range is quite wide, and some articles appear with a definite political orientation, particularly feminist analyses.
The Velvet Light Trap: In the 1970s The Velvet Light Trap was one of the more important U.S. film magazines. It was brought out by the "film community of Madison," Wisconsin, that is current and former students of film at the main campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The campus had become the repository for the papers of several Hollywood studios and the film students had access to these records. The magazine was prominent for its interest in and analysis of Hollywood studio productions, often from an historical perspective. Special issues dealt with the actor, RKO studio, the western, the 1950s, and history films. Only very occasionally did they deal with foreign films (an issue on French Cinema) or newer Hollywood films. The magazine became more and more infrequent and finally ceased publication altogether in the mid-1980s only to be reborn again recently in a shared editorship with students at the University of Texas, another premiere archive for film history studies.
Though often providing interesting and hard to find information about the Hollywood production process and the studios, the magazine also expressed a nearly film buff approach, eschewing almost entirely the various theories and debates about film that so dominated film studies in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There is little evidence in the magazine of an awareness of anything else going on outside the confines of the library and screening room. Nonetheless, more recent issues have begun to include feminist, gay male and lesbian perspectives. The magazine is now a valuable source of information on critical views of Hollywood studio filmmaking and is open to considering more offbeat topics such as exploitation films.
Visions: A quarterly magazine about film, video, and performance arts, published by the Boston Film! Video Foundation, typifies a new development in media publication: the regional newsletter/magazine. Various media art centers around the U.S., typically supported by a combination of National Endowment for the Arts money, state and regional grants, and donations from private foundations, business and individual donors, help support the production and/or diffusion of independent creative work. Some offer equipment, facilities, and services, while others provide distribution and exhibition, and some do both. Newsletters provide a useful vehicle for keeping in touch with a diverse and fluid membership and constituency, and the advent of widespread computer based "desktop publishing" has lowered publishing production costs while usually improving the presentational quality of the newssheets. Typical is Release Print from the Film Arts Foundation in the San Francisco Bay area. Some of these local/regional based efforts evolve into full fledged magazines with enough substance to be valuable as national publications, such as IMAGEnews from Atlanta's Image Film/ Video Center.
Visions, recently begun by New England's largest media arts center, offers the standard news and networking info, and a good deal more. Festival reports in the Fall 1991 issue included Gerald Peary on Troia (Portugal) and Elrieda Abbe on Chicago's Women in the Director's Chair. A review of Marlon Riggs' new tape on Blacks in prime time TV, COLOR ADJUSTMENT, appears as well as an interview with Juliet Bashore on KAMIKAZE HEARTS, her docufiction film on lesbians in the het porn film business. The cover story and interview highlighted a local success, GANG PEACE, a video made by young African Americans who learned their craft as part of BFI's training program.
Wide Angle: Wide Angle is a publication of the Ohio University Film Department and has over the years published important work by many of the leading U.S. film scholars. In fact, in reviewing back issues, one finds many articles which subsequently became the basis for books. Yet the material is usually so narrowly conceived and isolated from any historical moment and/or social practice that the articles often seem more precious and esoteric than they actually are. The magazine tends to focus each issue on a single topic and these cover a very wide range — Godard, Film History, the 1920s, Feminism, Bazin, Television, etc. It is a good indicator of what university-based film studies teachers and scholars are thinking. However, like many academic magazines, Wide Angle exhibits little continuity or editorial direction. Instead, it seems more like an anthology of the year's scholarly writing on film. This sense of drift has intensified since Peter Lehman, a co-founder, stepped down in 1985. Since then there have been a series of young editor-scholars who the university hires to teach, edit the magazine, and run their annual conference. They usually burn out in a few years from this workload and move on. Thus no editor ever gets the opportunity to give a sense of direction to the magazine.
Adam Film World Guide, 8060 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. 213/653
Afterimage, ed. Grant H. Kester and Nadine L. McCann. Visual Studies Workshop. 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607.716/442-8676. ISSN 0300-7472. Began 1973. Membership: $30, inst $40/ foreign: $35, instit $45. 20 pg. tabloid.
AFVA Bulletin, ed. Casey Ashe. 920 Barnsdale Road, Suite 152, LaGrange Park, IL 60525. 708/482-4000. Pub. of American Film & Video Association., concentrates on educational market.
American Cinematographer, ed. George Turner. Cire. 30,000. Box 2230, Los Angeles, CA 90028. 213/876-5080/fax: 213/ 876-4973. ISSN 0002-7928. Began 1919. Monthly, $24/Can&Mex: $39/Foreign: $49. Technical magazine.
American Cinemeditor. Cite. 9,500. P.O. Box 16490, Encino, CA 91416-6490. 818/ 9076682. Publication of Cinema Editors (ACE). ISSN 0044-7625. It has ceased publication, followed by On Production, a new mag. Began 1950. Technical.
American Classic Screen, ed. John C. Tibbetts. Cite. 20,000. Box 7150, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207.913/341-1919. ISSN 0195-8267. Began 1977. bi-monthly $15.
American Film, ed. Wolf Schneider. Circ.135,000. 6671 Sunset Blvd. #1514, Hollywood, CA 90028. 213/856-5350. ISSN 0361-4757. Defunct, began 1975 by the American Film Institute, then turned over to private ownership. Even with this headstart, these capitalists couldn't make it ago.
American Premiere, ed. Susan Royal. Cite. 17,500. 8421 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse Ste., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. ISSN 0279-0041. Formerly Premiere. Began 1979. Monthly $16.
Animation Magazine, ed. Terry Thoren. Cite. 25,000. P.O. Box 25547, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Covers technical aspects of computer animation, commercials, video and features. Began 1987. Quarterly $15.
Animator, ed. Kathy Clark. Circ. 2,000. 1219 S. W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205. 503/ 2211156. Pub by Oregon Art Institute and Northwest Film & Video Center. ISSN 0889-5589. Information, interviews and resources for film and video makers and for public relations firms. Newsletter. Began 1971. q $6/$ 10.
Art and Cinema, ed. Daryl Chin. Circ. 5,000. P.O. Box 1208, Imperial Beach, CA 92032.
Asian Cinema, ed. Mira Reym Binford. Quinnipiac College, Box 91. Hamden, CT 06518-0569. Publication of Asian Cinema Society. Began 1985. 2 issues/yr membership or $12/Inst $20. 36 pg.
Back Stage, ed. Richard Miller. Cite. 31,000. 330 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. 212/947-0020/Fax: 212/967-6786. Began 1960. weekly $45.
Back Stage Film-Tape Syndication. Circ. 7,000. 330 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.212/947-0020/Fax: 212/967-6786. Lists producers and services of non-theatrical and industrial films and videos. Began 1965. annual $35
Big Reel, ed. Donald R. Key. Circ. 4000. Rte. 3, Box 83, Madison NC 27025. 919/427-5850. Forum for film buffs to buy, trade and sell films, photos, tapes, pubs, posters, projectors. Began 1973. monthly $20.
Black Film Review, ed. Jacquie Jones. Cite. 1.000. 2025 Eye Street NW, #213, Washington, DC 20006. 202/466-2753. ISSN 08875723. Began 1985. quarterly $12, inst $24/ foreign: $22, inst /$34.34 pg.
Bondage, ed. Richard Schenkman. Cite. 6,000. P.O. Box 414, Bronxville NY 10708. James Bond 007 Fan Club. Began 1973. annual $16.
Bondage Quarterly, PO Box 414, Bronxville NY 10708-0414. James Bond 007 Fan Club. Began 1973. Quarterly/membershp.
Box Office, ed. Harley W. Lond. Circ. 10,000. 6640 Sunset Blvd, #100, Hollywood CA 90028. 213/465-1186/fax: 213/4655049. ISSN 0006-8527. The business magazine of the motion picture industry. Began 1920. m $35/Can&Mex $45/other $60.
Camera Obscura, eds. Janet Bergstrom. Elisabeth Lyon. Constance Penley, Lynn Spigel, Sharon Willis. Circ. 3,000. P.O. Box 25899, Los Angeles CA 900025. Johns Hopkins U Press. ISSN 0270-5346. Presents current perspectives on the national and int'l film scene. Began 1976. 3 yr $18, Inst: $351 foreign — $25, inst $42.50. 200 pg.
Castle Dracula, ed. Gordon R. Guy. P.O. Box 423, Glastonbury, East Hartford CT 06033. Dedicated to the appreciation, promotion & preservation of supernatural fiction in lit, films, theater, TV. Began 1967. q $7.
Cineaste, ed. Gary Crowdus. Circ. 7,000. 200 Park Ave. So., New York NY 10003. 212/982-1241. ISSN 0009-7004. Began 1967. q. $13, Inst $21/foreign: $19, inst $25. Mpg.
Cinefan, ed. Randall D. Larson. Circ. 1,000. P.O. Box 70868, Sunnyvale CA 94086. 408/ 226-9339. ISSN 0277-5891. Presents interviews, retros on sci-fi, fantasy and horror films with emphasis on foreign, independents, obscure. Began 1974. 3/yr $7.
Cinefantastique, ed. Frederick S. Clarke. Circ. 20,000. P.O. Box 270. Oak Park IL 60303. 708(366-5566. ISSN 0145-6032. Began 1970. 6/yr $18/foreign: $21. 62 pg.
Cinefex, ed. Don Shay. Circ. 15,000. P.O. Box 20027, Riverside CA 92516. Technical, about effects. Began 1980. q $22. 58 pg.
Cinema Journal, ed. David Desser. Circ. 1,000. U of IL, Cinema Studies, Urbana IL 61801. 217/244-2705; fax: 24.4(2233. Published by U of Illinois Press for Society for Cinema Studies. ISSN 0009-7101. Began 1961. q$20. inst $25. 9Opg.
Cinema News, ed. Don Dohler. Circ. 3,000. 12 Moray Court, Baltimore MD 21236. Formerly Amazing Cinema. Began 1981. 3/yr $7.
Cinemacabre, ed. George Stover. Circ. 3,000. P.O. Box 1005, Baltimore MD 21285. 301/8280286. ISSN 0198-1064. Fan mag. Began 1979. m $10 for 3 mos.
Cinemascore: The Film Music Journal, ed. Randall Larson. Circ. 2,000. P.O. Box 70868, Sunnyale CA 94086.408/226-9339. ISSN 0277-9803. Technical with interviews, reviews & retros on the art and tech of music for motion pictures. Began 1979. semi-a $13.
Cinematograph, guest editors, no regular editor. Circ. 1,000. 480 Potrero, San Francisco CA 94110.415/558-8129. Pub. by Foundation of Art in Cinema, San Francisco Cinematheque. ISSN 0886-6570. Began 1985. annual $9/foreign: $ 20/all inst $20. 200 pg. Experimental and independent cinema.
Cinemonkey, ed. Douglas HoIm. 1435 N. E. 72nd, Portland OR 97213. 503(248-0849. ISSN 0162-0126. Formerly Scintilat ion. Began 1976. Irreg. $7
CineVue, ed. Bill J. Gee. Circ. 16,000. 32 East Broadway, New York NY 10002. 212/ 925-8685. Pub. by Asian CineVision, Inc.. Began 1986. 5/yr $10.
Classic Images, ed. Sue Laimans. Circ. 3,000. P.O. Box 809, Muscatine IA 52761. 31912632331. ISSN 0275-8423. Formerly Classic Film- Video Images, Classic Film Collector. Eight MM Collector. Began 1962. m$25.
Columbia Film View, ed. Jennifer Robinson, David Wezoer. Circ. 1,000. 513 Dodge Hall. New York NY 10027. 212/280-2842. Pub. by Columbia University School of the Arts, Film Division. Formerly Columbia Film Review. Began 1985. 3/yr $7.50.
CTVD. Cinema TV-Digest, ed. Ben Hamilton. 550 Rte. 1, P.O. Box 202, Newberry SC 29108. 8031276-6870. ISSN 0007-9219. Began 1962. Irreg. $3 for 4 nos.
Current Research in Film, ed. Bruce Austin. 355 Chestnut Street, Norwood NJ 07648. 201/767-8450. Pub. by Ablex. ISSN 07488580. Began 1985. Book format annual covers audience and economic studies. Price varies.
East-West Film Journal, eds. Wimai Dissanayake, Paul Clark, John Chariot. Circ. 300. 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu HI 96848. 808944-7302/fax: 8081944-7670. Pub, by Hawaii Press, Journals Dept. for Inst. of Culture & Communication, East-West Center. ISSN 0891-6780. Began 1986. semi-an. US & Can: $15, inst: $25/foreign: $25, inst $30. 64 pg.
Fangoria, classic horror fan magazine.
Field of Vision, ed. Robert A. Hailer. Circ. 600. 135 St. Paul's Ave., Staten Island NY 10301. Began 1976. annual $12. Irregular, experimental and holography.
Filement, ed. Glenn Lalich. Circ. 1.500. Dept of Theatre Arts, Wright State University, Dayton 01145435. Began 1981. Free.
Film and History, ed. John E. O'Conner. Circ. 450. Historians Film Committee History, NJ Inst of Tech., Newark NJ 07102. 201/ 596-3291. ISSN 0360-3695. Supersedes Historians Film Committee Newsletter. Began 1972. q $12.
Film Comment, ed. Richard T. Jameson. Circ. 35,000. Film Society of Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York NY 10023.212/877-1800/fax: 212(724-2813. ISSN 0015-119X. Began 1962. 6/yr. $19.95/ foreign: $45. 80 pg.
Film Criticism, ed. Lloyd Michaels. Circ. 400. Allegheny College, Meadville PA 16335. Began 1976.3/yr. $9/Inst. $10.
Film Culture, ed. Jonas Mekas. 32 Second Ave., New York NY 10003. Began 1955. Devolved into coverage of the old New American Cinema patriarchs and then ceased publication during the 1980's; recently revived, it continues to celebrate the avant garde of the early 60's. 4/yr. $20.
Film History: An International Journal, ed. Richard Koszarski. Circ. 1900. Frost Road, Ste. 101, Bristol PA 19007. 215/785-5800/ Fax: 215/785-5515. ISSN 0892-2160. Defunct, 1991; began 1987. q $80.
Film Journal, ed. Robert Sunshine. Circ. 10,500. 244 W. 49th St., Ste. 305, New York NY 10019. 212/246-6460/fax: 21212656428. ISSN 0199-7300. NB: Jan supplement, Blue Sheets, giving details of coming releases. Began 1934. m $40.78 pg.
Film Literature Index, eds. Linda Provinzano & Deborah Sternldar. Film & TV Doc Ctr, Richardson 390C, SUNY, Albany NY 12222. ISSN 0093-6758. Began 1973. q $300/foreign: $325.
Film Quarterly, ed. Anne Martin. Crc. 6,400. 2120 Berkeley Way, University of California Press, Berkeley CA 94720. 510/ 6426333. ISSN 0015-1386. Began 1945. q $15, inst $30/foreign: $20, inst $35. 64 pg.
Film Threat, ed. Christian Gore. P.O. Box 951, Royal Oak, MI 48068. 313/545-4673. ISSN 0896-6389. Fan magazine. Began 1991. 6/yr — $16/foreign: $26. 70 pg.
Film World, ed. Tim Connelly. Circ. 150,000. 8060 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles CA 90046. 213/653-8060. Began 1968. m $1350. Reviews and features on heterosexual porn industry.
Filmmakers Review, ed. Jim Berger. Circ. 5,000. Columbia Filmmakers, 313 Ferris Booth Hall, Columbia University, New York NY 10027. Began 1976. q $15.
Films in Review, ed. Robin Little. Circ. 8,600. P.O. Box 589, New York NY 10021. 212/6281594. Pub. by Nat'! Board of Review of Motion Pictures. ISSN 0015-1688. Began 1950. 6/yr. $18/foreign: $22. 70 pg.
Freedonia Gazette, ed. Paul G. Wesolowski. Circ. 400. Darien 28, New Hope PA 18938. 215/862-9734. ISSN 0748-5247. Fan magazine devoted to the Marx Brothers. Began 1978. semi-a $8.
Freeze Frame, ed. Jennifer Heuff. P.O. Box 89. San Francisco CA 94101-0089.415/4313886. Pub. by Northern CA Women in Film
Gore Zone, ed. Anthony Timpone. Crc. 180. 475 Park Ave. So., New York NY 10016. 212/689-2830. Fan magazine pub. By O'Quinn Studios. ISSN 0896-8802. Began 1988. bi-m $15.99.
Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame News, ed. John Gilbert Hagner. Circ. 375. 111 E. 100 North. Box 277, Moab UT 84532.801/ 259-6100. Began 1978. 6/yr $27.50. Fan.
Hollywood Magzine, ed. Al Austin. 7000 Hollywood Blvd.. Cabana 9, Hollywood CA 90028.213/856-9022. Celebrity profiles, behind-the-scenes on filmmaking. TV & music industries, new films, fashion, architecture. Began 1988. bi-m $10.
Hollywood Reporter, ed. Alex Ben Block. Cite. 25,000. 6715 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028. 213/464-741 1/fax:213/4698770. ISSN 0018-3660. Began 1930. daily $1421 foreigrn$150, air:$S5OIWeekly Edition:$150.
Hollywood Studio Magazine, ed. Ralph Benner. Circ. 50.000. 3960 Laurel Canyon Ave., Studio City CA 91604. 818/990-5450. Began 1953. 12/yr $25.97.
In Cinema, ed. Harlan Jacobson. Circ. 605,000. Second Ave. New York NY 10017. Began 1980. 10/yr$10
Independent, The. Ed. Patricia Thomson. Circ. 4,000. 625 Broadway. 9th Floor, New York NY 10012. 212/473-3400/fax:21217322252. Pub. of the Foundation for Independent Film and Video. ISSN 0731-5198. 10/yr $45: St $60.56 pg.
International Documentary, ed. Denise Bigio. Circ. 2,000. 1551 5. Robertson Blvd. Ste 201, Los Angeles CA 90035. 213/655-7089/ Fax: 2131785-9334. Pub. of Int'l Documentary Association. ISSN 0742-5333. Defunct, began 1982. q $15/Inst. $25.40 pg.
Journal of Film and Video, ed. Frank Tomasub, Film/Video, Georgia State Univ., University Plaza, Atlanta GA 30303.404/6513200. Cue. 1,300. Pub. of UFVA, Division of Mass Communications. ISSN 0742-4671. Began 1947. Members only. 134 pg.
Journal of Popular Film and Television, eds. Michael Marsden, John 0. Nachbar. Circ. 800. Popular Culture Center, Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green OH 43403.202/ 3626445. ISSN 0195-6051. Began 1971. q $24, St $48.40 pg.
JUMP CUT, eds. John Hess. Chuck Kleinhans, Julia Lesage. Circ. 5,000. P.O. Box 865, Berkeley CA 94701.510/658-4482. ISSN 0146-5546. Began 1974.4 issues: $14. inst $20/foreign: $16. inst $22, air add $20. 124 pg.
Kaleidoscope, eds. Don Shay, Ray Cabana, Jr.. Circ. 1,000.45-B Gail Street, Springfield, MA 01108. ISSN 0022-7919. Began 1965. 3/yr $2.
Landers Film Reviews, ed. Bertha Landers. Circ. 3,600. P.O. Box 27309, Escondido CA 92027.
Lightstruck, Experimental Film Coalition, Filmmaking Dept. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus and Jackson, Chiago IL 60603. Began 1983. q $lSTmst $35. 54 pg.
Literature/Film Quarterly, ed. James M. Welsh. Cire. 700. Salisbury State University, Salisbury MD 21801. 301/543-6000. ISSN 0090-4260. Began 1973. q $14/inst $28. 68 pg. Academic.
Media Arts, ed. Douglas W. Edwards. Circ. 12,000. 8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills CA 90211. Pub. by National Association of Media Art Centers.
Millennium Film Journal, eds. Tony Pipolo and Grahame Weinbren. 66 East 4th Street, New York NY 10003. Began 1980. 3/yr $14, inst & foreign: $20. 78 pg.
Millimeter, ed. Alison Johns. Circ. 30,000. P.O. Box 95759, Cleveland OH 44101. 212/ 4774700. ISSN 0164-9655. Defunct, began 1973. m $60.
Motion Picture, ed. Marjorie Keller. 41 White Street, New York NY 10013. Pub. of Collective for a Living Cinema. Defunct.
Motion Picture Investor, 126 Clock Tower Place. Cannel CA 93923. 408-624-1536. Pub, by Paul Kegan Associates. ISSN 07428839. Covers investment in public and private movie prod'n and distribution companies; tracks value of motion pic stocks. Began 1984. m $475.
Movie Mirror, ed. Joan Goldstein. 355 Lexington Ave., New York NY 10017.212/9496850. ISSN 0027-271X. Began 1957. bi-m $9.
Movieline. eds. Virginia Campbell and Edward Margulies. Cue. 100,000. 1141 S. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90035.310/ 282-0711/fax: 310/785-9566. ISSN 10550917. Highlights lifestyles of moviemakers. Began 1989.. 11/yr $15/foreign: $36. 96 pg.
Movies USA. Cite. 999,999. 8010 Rosweil, Ste 212, Atlanta GA 30350.404/668-0111. Began 1988. m $18.
Movietone News, ed. Richard T. Jameson. Circ. 1,000. 6556 Palatine Ave., N. Seattle, WA 98103. 206/782-0505. Pub. of Seattle Folklore Society. Began 1971. 10/yr $7/Inst. $10. Defunct?
Off-Hollywood, ed. Scott Macaulay. 132 West 21st Street, 6th floor, New York NY 10011. 212/243-7777/fax: 212/243-3882. ISSN 1045-1706. Began 1987. q $l2linstit and foreign: $35/students: $10.50 pg.
On Location, ed. Steven Bernard. P.O. Box 2810. Hollywood CA 90028.213/467-1268. ISSN 0149-7014. Began 1977. m $66.
On Production, ed. Howard Kenin. 17337 Ventura Blvd. #226, Encino CA 91316. 818/ 9076682. ISSN 0044-7625. New technical pub with same staff as American Cinemeditor (a split). Began 1992- 6/yr $16.50. 48 pg.
Persistence of Vision, eds. Tony Pipolo, et al. Circ. 500.53-2463rd Street, Maspeth NY 11378.718/779-3936. Pub. of Film Studies, CUNY. Began 1984. 3/yr $15. 120 pg.
Photo Screen, ed. Marsha Daly, 355 Lexington Ave., New York NY 10017.212/9496850. ISSN 0031-8566. Began 1965. bi-m $6.
Post Script. eds. Gerald Duchovnay, J.P. Telone. Circ. 350. Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL 32211. Pub by East Texas State University. Began 1980. 3/yr $12.inst: $17 /foreign: $20, Inst $25. 124 pg.
Premiere, ed. Susan Lyne. Circ. 375,000.2 Park Ave., New York NY 10016.21Z(7257926/fax: (212) 725-3442. Pub. by Murdoch Magazines (Tarrytown). Fills journalistic gap between scholarly film and fan mags; interviews and articles about current film. Began 1987. m $18/foreign: $42. 104 pg.
Psychotronic Video, ed. Michael Weldon, 151 First Ave., New York NY 10003. 212/ 6733823. Fan magazine. 6/yr $20/Can: $22/ foreign: $45. 64 pg.
Quarterly Review of Film and Video, ed. Michael Renov. Circ. 1,000. School of CinemaTV, USC, Los Angeles CA 90089-2211. Pub. by Redgrave. ISSN 0146-0013. Began 1976. q $63. 128 pg.
Release Print, ed. Robert Anbian. 346 Ninth Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco CA 94103. 415/552-8760. Pub of Film Arts Foundation. ISSN 0890-5231.
Screen World, ed. John Willis, 225 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10003. 212/2541600. Pub by Crown Publishers. ISSN 00808288. Began 1949. annual $19.95.
Sightlines, ed. Ray Rolff. Circ. 3,000. 920 Barnsdale Road, Suite 152, La Grange IL 60525. 708/482-4000. Pub. of American Film and Video Association. Began 1977. q $16, inst $20.40 pg.
SMPTE Journal, ed. Jeffrey Friedman. Circ. 12,000. 595 W, Hartsdale Ave., White Plains NY 10607. 914/761-1100. Technical pub. of Society of Motion Picture and TV Engineers. ISSN 0036-1682. Began 1916. m $75/ foreign: $85. 80 pg.
Spectator, The, ed. Abraham Ferrer. 263 S. Los Angeles Street., Ste. 307, Los Angeles CA 90012. Newsleter for Friends of Visual Communication, supporters of Asian American work in visual communication. q membership.
Spectator, The, ed. Walter Morton. Div. of Critical Studies, Cinema/TV, USC, Los Angeles CA 90089-2211. 2131740-3334/fax: 213/740-7682. ISSN 1051-0230. 2/yr $10. instic $20/foreign: $15. instit: $25. 88 pg.
Variety (daily), ed. Stephen West. 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 120, Los Angeles CA 90036. 213/857-6600/fax: 213/857-0494. ISSN 0011-5509. Began 1933. US&Cart $129/foreign: $239, air: $950. 24 pg tabloid.
Variety (weekly). ed. Peter Bart 475 Park Ave. So., New York NY 10016.212/7791100/fax: (212) 779-0026. ISSN 0042-2738. Began 1905. $129/Can: $155/Europe: $250/ rest: $450/world-wide surface: $195. 106 pg. tabloid.
Velvet Light Trap, Editorial Groups at U of Wisconsin and U of Texas. Circ. 3,500. Dept of Com. Arts, Vilas Hall, U of WI Madison WI 53706. Pub. by U TX Press, Journals, Box 7819. Austin, TX, 78713. ISSN 0149-1830. Began 1971. 6/yr $15. ins: $28/foreign: $17.50, inst $30.50. 94 pg.
Visions, ed. Marie-France Alderman, Boston Film/Video Foundation, 1126 Boylston St., Boston MA 02215. Began 1990.4/yr $10/ foreign: $20. 60 pg.
Westerns and Serials, ed. Norman Kietzer. Circ. 2,000. Rt 1, Box 103, Vernon Center, MN 56090. 507/549-3677. For those interested in old westerns and serials. Began 1974. q $16.
Wide Angle, ed. Jeanne Hall. Circ. 2.500. Ohio University School of Film, 378 Lindley Hall, Athens OH 45701. Pub. by Johns Hopkins U Press. ISSN 0160-6840. Began 1978. q $20, inst $46/foreign: $26.75, inst: $52.75. 65 pg.
A slightly different version of this article originally appeared in CineAction, ed. Guy Hennebelle, 106 Blvd. St-Denis, 9240 Cowberrie, France.
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