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Guy Debord (19311994) was the most influential member of the Situationist International, the avant-garde group that triggered the May 1968 revolt in France.
While Debord's written work (including The Society of the Spectacle) is some of the most notorious in the world of political and cultural radicality, deemed "the cornerstone clich of postmodernism," his films have until now remained tantalizingly inaccessible.
Ken Knabb's translation of Debord's Complete Cinematic Works accompanies the long-awaited English versions of these films, which will be coming soon to the United States. The scripts are illustrated with 62 stills, and Debord's own annotations help elucidate the subtleties of these astonishing works, unparalleled in cinematic history.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 1902593839 ISBN13 9781902593838
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More About Guy Debord, Ken Knabb & Ken Knabb
Writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary, Guy Debord (1931--1994) was a founding member of the Lettrist International and Situationist International groups. His films and books, including Society of the Spectacle (1967), were major catalysts for philosophical and political changes in the twentieth century, and helped trigger the May 1968 rebellion in France.
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Important Document Well Translated May 6, 2004
I have found Knabb's translations very readable and surprisingly articulate. But since I don't know french, I can't say. Comparing this collection with the other I have of the cinematic works, the improvement is noticable. Recomended translation of a highly recommended body of film scripts. Some of the most interesting films I have ever come across! In these days of the Integrated Spectacle, Debord's work reveals more and more its timely importance and truly subversive quality. My only dissapointment in this volume is the size of the body text. A small price to pay for this translation hardbound.