Berkeley: Kinopraxis, 1970. 1st Edition. Folio, eight-paneled folding broadside, printed recto and verso.
First (and only) issue of this large folding broadside film magazine, featuring extended excerpts from nine texts by, and interviews with, French New Wave filmmaker Godard, between 1967-9. The longest of these is a transcript of unedited footage shot for a never-aired French television show called "Cinema Six": "[Filmmaking] is a drug, and today, still, three out of every four people who love film, who are trying to fight the kind of film they call 'commercial' are, let's say they're on drugs...Fine. This is the first step in a man's act of revolt, but you have to go beyond it, and then you have to go beyond it again." Other sources include French, German and Italian film magazines, as well as an issue of Rolling Stone. Kinopraxis was published by "Jack Flash," a pseudonym of Bertrand Augst, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 1956. (Texts translated by David Degener, as noted on Augst's online CV.) Cited in Monaco, The New Wave: Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol, Rohmer, Rivette (1974). Overall soiling and embrowning, particularly to upper panel, some edgewear and splitting at folds. Very good. Rare. Item #166