11 out of the 12 issues published (lacking Vol. II, No. 1) of the quarterly Scottish film journal, edited by Norman Wilson with assistance from Forsyth Hardy, containing critical and analytical essays, reviews, coverage of the film industry, and other related stories, with regular contributions from John Grierson, Basil Wright, Paul Rotha, Herbert Read, Stuart Legg, Alex Werth, Eric M. Knight, Rudolf Arnheim, and Alberto Cavalcanti, among others. Illustrated from photographs. Some scattered pencil notations. Small 8vo. and 8vo. Original wrpps., cover of Vol. II, No. 2 separated but present, some other minor losses and abrasions along spines and extremities, minor soiling. Edinburgh (Thistle Press) 1932-1935.
During its three-year run, Cinema Quarterly became a critical aspect of the British Documentary movement. Some of John Grierson's defining pieces on the Documentary Film first appeared in these issues, calling "Documentary, or the creative treatment of actuality" a "new art". In 1936, the journal was renamed World Film News and Television Progress, and then changed once again to SEE: World Film News for three issues in 1938 before ceasing publication. Book ID: 48903