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By James Donald, Anne Friedberg, Laura Marcus

Among 1927 and 1933, the magazine "Close Up" championed a ecu avant-garde in film-making. This quantity republishes articles from the magazine, with an creation and a observation at the lives of, and complicated relationships among, its writers and editors.

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In contrast, the article by Geraldyn Dismond ('well-known American Negro writer') argues a less essentialist case about film representation, about cinema institutions, and about their possible, limited social consequences. 36 CLOSE UP Vol. I, no. 1 July 1927 Kenneth Macpherson AS IS Fifty odd years hasn't done so badly in getting an art into the world that fifty more will probably turn into THE art, but now, after somewhat magnificent growth, one feels here is its critical age. Its humble Pier Penny Peep Show beginning is still far too evident, and one sees that in a very short while the thing that people now go to see will have become tradition, and standard, as the past tense in literature, harmony in music, and representative conventions in painting.

These films will be made without concession, without compromise. 73 Throughout its publication, Close Up followed Pabst's career in careful detail. At least sixteen articles were devoted to his film work and issues were generously illustrated with high-quality enamel-stock stills from each Pabst film as it was released. : He holds, as it were, the clue, must hold his position almost as the keystone to the vast aesthetic structure we call now unquestionably the Art of the Film. D. most profoundly in Pabst's work - from the revelatory moment when she and Bryher saw Joyless Street in a little Montreux cinema in 1925 - was Pabst's direction of his women, from Garbo to Asta Nielsen to Louise Brooks.

Whereas, during the period of silent films, world distribution was fluid, now films are becoming more and more tied up within national limits. 91 In January 1931, Close Up placed a quarter-page advertisement in the third issue of the American journal Experimental Cinema, providing a further explanation of its switch to quarterly format: Only by issuing Close Up as a quarterly are the editors enabled to cope with these developments intrinsically and fundamentally. Asfilms- through speech - are becoming more and more national, in proportion the function of an international journal such as Close Up is complicated.

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