Chicago/Berkeley: Jump Cut Associates, 1974-1979. Archive of 24 single issues and three double issues of "Jump Cut" on 27 newsprint journals, Issue No. 1, May-June 1974, to Issue No. 30, March 1985. Included is an 8 x 10 inch photograph of founding "Jump Cut" editors Chuck Kleinhans, Julia Lesage and William Van Wert.
Founded in 1974 by its co-editors Chuck Kleinhans and John Hess, professors at Northwestern and San Francisco State University respectively, with the help of associate editors Judith Hess, Julia Lesage (University of Oregon) and William Van Wert (Temple University), "Jump Cut" was primarily a film journal focusing on contemporary cinema, consistently reviewing European art films such as "The Passenger" (1975) and "Jeanne Dielman" (1975), with a broader look at everything from "Rocky" (1976) to experimental films by women, film festivals, and the representation of homosexuality in film noir. The editors and contributors deliberately aligned themselves with the plight of the disenfranchised and oppressed -- homosexuals, women, minorities, labor -- critiquing the ways contemporary media reflects broader societal problems and often reinforces the contemporary power structure.
Tabloid newsprint, issues 1-26 8.5 x 11.5 inches folded, issues 27-30 8.5 x 11 inches folded. Very Good. Issues 1-13 toned at the edges and slightly dry. Some splitting at the spines, offsetting on some pages, short closed tears at the extremities. While later issues of "Jump Cut" are easily available, the first 20, and the first 13 especially, which were printed on cheap newsprint, appear to be quite scarce.
Photograph Good to Very Good. Soiled and rubbed with newsprint offsetting and a bit of bruising to the recto.