NY Film Bulletin: Special Issue – Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad – Vol. 3, No2 (Issue 43)

Edited by Marshall Lewis, Andrew Sarris, R.M. Kaplin

New York: NY Film Bulletin, Inc / R.M. Franchi Alfred, 1962. 6to (27,5×21,5cm), staple bound in printed wrappers. 16pp. Text in English. Minor creasing and sunning to edges, slightly dog-eared on top corner. Crossed out price with red ink on front cover. Four discreet grammatical corrections with a ballpoint pen, overall a very good copy.

This special issue of the NY Film Bulletin from 1962, was devoted entirely to Alain Resnais’ film Last Year at Marienbad, written by Alain Robbe-Grillet. It features an extensive and rare interview with Resnais and Robbe-Grillet, translated by Rose Kaplin and originally published in the 123rd issue of Cahiers du Cinéma. Henri Colpi, one of the editors of Last Year at Marienbad, who had already worked with Resnais on Hiroshima, mon amour, gives a brief insight into the editing process of the film.

This very scarce issue offers a unique insight into possible interpretations of the film, a discussion on editing techniques, and new ways of storytelling.