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PERIODICAL: POSITIF (1971-1995)

Positif is a French film magazine, founded in 1952 by Bernard Chardere. It is the second oldest French-language film magazine in publication after Les Cahiers du cinéma; it often acts as a counterpoint to Cahiers, notably with Gerard Gozlan's article sarcastically titled "In Praise of André Bazin." Positif has a Marxist-Leninist approach towards films. The magazine was edited by Eric Losfeld from 1959; the current chief editor is Michel Ciment.

Positif is a French-language publication; all of the issues in Metrograph's collection are in used and slightly worn condition. For inquiries regarding the condition of specific issues, please email bookstore@metrograph.com. 

Issues

No. 128, June 1971: Losey, Preminger, Trumbo. Contents include writing by Gérard Legrand, Dalton Trumbo, Otto Preminger, and Michel Ciment; reviews of Soulanes' Les Cousines and Wajda's Tout est a Vendre; and more.

No. 131, October 1971: Erich Von Stroheim, Leonard Kastle. Contents include writing by Michel Ciment; an article on The Honeymoon Killers; reviews of Vanishing Point, Five Easy Pieces, Forman's Taking Off, and Tati's Trafic; and more.

No. 219, June 1979: Corneau, Wajda, Ray. Contents include writing by Satyajit Ray and Françoise Aude; Hubert Niogret, "Le cinéma massacré"; reviews of Philippe Garrel's Le Bleu des origines and Paul Schrader's Hardcore; and more.

No. 413-414, July-Aug 1995: Hommage a Federico Fellini; Lars Von Trier; Richard Widmark. Contents include a Cannes 1995 write-up; an article on Von Trier's Kingdom; a review of Salam Cinéma; and more.




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