See? Even This Guy Wanted To Direct

Guy Debord's films have been getting re-released on DVD; the late Spectacle-hating French theorist had pulled them from distribution in the 1980's when, well, when they weren't succeeding in destroying the neo-capitalist movie industry from within, I guess.

"He was against film when it was a symptom of the bourgeois order, an oppressive instrument of capital, a soul-destroying high mass," writes [Le Monde's> Jean-Luc] Douin. "But he agreed to use film to extend his written work."
"Dans le cinÈma, Debord s'est toujours proposÈ de ne rien faire de ce qu'on y faisait, et de faire tout ce qu'on n'y faisait pas." Which is exactly what I was trying to explain to someone the other day.

Guy Debord, dynamiter le cinÈma par le cinÈma [le monde via artforum via the wit of the staircase] [via archinect]
Guy Debord: Contre Le CinÈma box set of 4 DVD's (region 2, heads up) and a 136-page book is due out Nov. 8. Pre-order it for EUR60 []

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Franklin Street Works, Stamford
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Standard Operating Procedure
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CZRPYR2: The Illustrated Appendix
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"Exhibition Space"
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HELP/LESS Curated by Chris Habib
Printed Matter, NYC
Summer 2012
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Destroyed Richter Paintings, 2012-
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Canal Zone Richard
Selected Court Documents
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