Uncommon hardcover issue of this collection of essays on various filmmakers (Melies, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Lang, Murnau, etc.). Presented in three sections, "The First Book," "Comedy Tragi/Comedy" and "Narrative as Religion," introduced respectively by Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Guy Davenport. Berkeley: Turtle Island, 1977. First edition. Octavo, 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 in. 295pp. Black cloth boards, silver lettering on spine and front board. Lacking a jacket, as issued. Mild bumping/rubbing to bottom rear board corner and spine ends. Else fine.