London: Cinema Rising, 1972. First edition. Tabloid format, each issue offset printed on newsprint with two color covers. Profusely illustrated in b/w.
All issues published of this short-lived, excellent periodical devoted to underground film - the name inspired by Kenneth Anger's film Lucifer Rising, which sets the tone for the superb content in all issues, beginning with photographs of Kenneth Anger at work in the debut issue. The same issue also includes a very in-depth interview with Antony Balch including numerous stills of William S. Burroughs in Towers Open Fire, and other collaborations between Balch, Burroughs and Gysin, as well as material on his upcoming film Naked Lunch, lots of material related to Andy Warhol and the Factory, including news snippets, reviews of Warhol films at Cannes, and a cover of Joe Dellassandro, an interview with Donald Cammell, illustrated with stills from Performance, with fascinating material on the influence of Jorge Luis Borges on the director's work. Subsequent issues include interviews with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, and Mike Hodges, material on Hitchcock and Fellini, and many other news and articles.
The issues have considerable depth, with many reviews, scene reports, and directories of experimental filmmakers, and copious photographs and stills, which, combined with the smart layout, makes this one of the most visually striking film journals of the time as well.
Fine. Item #24928