A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 7, 1981

Associate Editor Richard Corliss was 16 years old when a viewing of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal in Corliss's native Philadelphia transformed a budding romance with film into a serious relationship. "I had grown up thinking of movies as something to eat popcorn with," says Corliss. "Bergman and the other European directors were the first ones to open my eyes to film as art." Though Corliss has since cut down on popcorn, his taste for movies has broadened to include "mass" as well as "class" films by directors in all parts of the world. His experience as a film reviewer has...

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