Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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List of Illustrations

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pp. x-xi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xii-xii

I AM GRATEFUL to a number of colleagues and organizations for assistance with this project. Most obviously, as is evident on the title page and in the general introduction, Robert Haller’s input was crucial: had he not begun an Art in Cinema project, I could not have continued...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-12

Over the past half-century, no American city has been more consistently identified with alternative cinema than San Francisco and environs. There are a variety of reasons for the Bay Area’s preeminence in the independent media scene. Obviously, a good many filmmakers (and more recently videomakers) have made the Bay Area their home for extended periods: Sidney Peterson, James Broughton, Jordan Belson, Harry Smith...

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The Documents

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pp. 13-290

MacDonald: What possessed your brother to start Art in Cinema? Stauffacher: Frank was always interested in film. He was interested in the arts—writers, poets, painters. And he always studied films. He was interested in British documentary in the 1930s. And he was a Hitchcock fan in those days. Before the war he got a scholarship to study art at the Art Center school in Los Angeles...

Index

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pp. 291-307