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Amazon quote: The lion's proportion of 'Agee on movie, vol. I', is dedicated to James Agee's paintings as a columnist for 'The Nation', the place he wrote approximately movie from 1942 to 1948. It isn't precisely transparent if this quantity comprises each column he wrote for that journal - nowhere is it pointed out by some means, and there are gaps within the dates attributed to the entries. that could be in basic terms simply because he didn't give a contribution to each factor, however it will be great to grasp if this can be all of the fabric from this resource - an writer who charges the Library of the USA therapy premiums an entire assortment. different sections of this quantity comprise some of Agee's weekly movie stories for 'Time Magazine' from 1941 to 1948, a few miscellaneous articles for 'Partisan Review' and 'Sight and Sound', and 'Life Magazine' beneficial properties - 'Comedy's maximum Era' and 'Undirectable Director'. the 1st of those positive aspects offers with the comedians of silent movie - Chaplin, Keaton, Langdon, and Lloyd; the second one issues John Huston. [....]

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Finally, I regret having missed The Ox-Bow Incident and for the moment can only pass on the word of trustworthy people that it is worth seeing, as I would expect a William Wellman film to be. 1943 • The Nation / 43 July 3, 1943 I oNLY hope Major de Seversky and Walt Disney know what they are talking about, for I suspect an awful lot of people who see Victory Through Air Power are going to think they do. Certainly I am not equipped to argue with them. I have the feeling I was sold something under pretty high pressure, which I don't enjoy, and I am staggered by the ease with which such self-confidence, on matters of such importance, can be blared all over a nation, without cross-questioning.

40 / Agee on Film June 12, 1943 PRELUDE To WAR is the first of the army orientation films put out by Lieutenant Colonel Frank Capra's Special Services Unit. It is the sort of thing one can expect when capable film makers work for a great and many-leveled audience-the best, I suspect, which this country has ever had-under no obligation to baby or cajole, and for a serious purpose. The intention of the film is to tell the history of fascism from the Mukden incident through the invasion of Ethiopia.

No audience should be spared it. These men have taken painful care with every foot of this film. The attitude of the average American film maker-and his boss-will, of course, be conditioned by the fact that neither knows much about moving pictures, about care and honesty, or about the great potential sensitiveness of the general audience, toward which they have been acting like house-broken 1943 • The Nation / 35 Nazis for the past twenty years. But that even they must suspect that the general audience is capable of receiving better than they know how to give is suggested by the mere rumor that Darryl Zanuck has refused to see this film, and that its release was delayed in favor of his own shorn lamb.

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