unpublished note (1973)

IMAGES. Very often, in place of pollution -- war -- frightful urbanism -- congestion -- one has the beauty of this world in images: the girls, the modern decors, advertising for whisky or the mountains -- the theoretical commentary* would be perfect there.

To have all of what there is of beauty in "spectacular films," for example, televised (shows on fashion, stars, dancing, camera movements like those from 31 December 1971 of Marie Laforet from behind and in profile).

*[In margin]: Very important.

(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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