unpublished note (18 July 1973)

One can't say that the Passage -- or Critique -- do not shock (except 3 or 4 very short political gags) -- except to the extent that one would like to be shocked by the bizarreness of the cinematographical form and the vague "subject" as well. . .

On the other hand, The Society of the Spectacle must shock very often -- and even shock in the heart of Leftist critical acceptance.

(Published in Autour des Films (Documents), the booklet accompanying Oeuvres Cinematographiques Completes, a three-DVD set released November 2005. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! January 2006.)

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