London: Self published, 1933-1934. First Edition. Volumes 1, 2, and 4, of the short-lived (1933-1937) London film review magazine, focusing on avant-garde and international cinema.
Published in the wake of the highly influential "Close Up" magazine, "Film Art" kept the flame lit as an important UK literary and film periodical, a few of the editors contributing most of the material, and a handful of others filling the gaps. The magazine was not opposed to completely ignoring the general public's view of cinema, and the editor, B. Vivian Braun (director of the 1934 short, "Beyond This Open Road"), centered much of the content on international cinema, particularly Soviet, French, and German. Articles on surrealism, directors V. I. Pudovkin, G. W. Pabst, S. M. Eisenstein, and Paul Rotha, book reviews, and black-and-white photographs, made this publication and it's often "underground" content accessible and relevant to an otherwise sheltered mass audience.
The first issue was originally published as "Film," but the John Stuart Film Club had already published a member magazine under the same title, and Film Art issued an apology in their renamed magazine.
7.5 x 9.5 inches, saddle-stitched. All volumes Very Good plus, with light toning and faint creases, and a brief notation on the front wrapper of volume four.