Collection of 8 early issues of Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Cinema

Chicago/Berkeley: Jump Cut Associates, 1974-1979. Archive of six single issues and one double issue of "Jump Cut" on seven newsprint journals. Issue No. 12/13, December 1976, to Issue No. 20, May 1979.

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, 8.5 x 11.5 inches folded. Issue 12/13 lightly toned,with splitting at the spines, Very Good only. Remaining issued Very Good plus.

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