from Guy Debord

To Gerard Lebovici
31 May 1974
Dear friend

I do not know if you have noted that Le Monde, in which we published an advertisement on 30 May [1974], no longer mentions our film,[1] nor the studio Git-le-Coeur, in its list of exclusive showings, since the edition of 23 May, which corresponded with the beginning of our fourth week.

Whomever this falls upon, an editor at the newspaper or some Stalinist or Leftist proofreader, this small sabotage gives the impression that three weeks in the "cultural ghetto" of the VIth arrondissement is the normal duration for a display of this type of film, and thus that it is now too late to see it.

I believe that the production house or the studio must point out this permanent forgetting of their existences on the page of the newspaper that is dedicated, above all, to objective information.

It would no doubt be good, hereafter, to mention in the next piece of advertising, that is, if such a thing is placed: "Sixth week of exclusivity."

I hope that you can soon send me good news where this detail is concerned, and the rest.

Best to you
Guy Debord

[1] Translator's note: Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 5: Janvier 1973-Decembre 1978 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2005. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! March 2007.)

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