Martine left yesterday with our sound recording: everything indicates that it is superior in quality to the preceding one.
I am less reassured by the first results of the research into news footage: the blackest point is Portugal, which seems so boycotted by the press that Pathe had nothing other than a few images from 1 May 1974 in Lisbon. One must search in England. On the other themes, certain indexes can correspond to suitable documents or can be deceptive; it appears that the slowdown of activity in August will more or less stop our efforts.
I am thus resolved to set the end of this period of research at 20 September; the montage can then be completed at the end of October. I do not know which manner of distribution currently appeals to you, but I hope that this date does not constitute an inconvenience.
I think that, if necessary, I can pass up any particular theme that is missing at the end of this period, except for Portugal and a good number of advertisements (which must be oriented around their ravished consumers, rather than the objects themselves -- showing "the good life of the people," as has been the case, for several years, with Coca-Cola and bas Dim, for example).
I would like to screen all the advertisements that you can procure on, say, Thursday, 25 September. Martine tells me that Simar may change the laboratory it uses. Naturally, I have no preference for a particular laboratory, but perhaps we will not have the kind of complicity that we have at G.T.C. in the duplication [contretyper] of the copies that we have used in a slightly illicit fashion (this time, it would only be the advertisements).See you soon. Best wishes,
 Martine Barraque.
 Of the soundtrack of Refutation of All Judgments.
 Recording of Guy Debord's voice for 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! April 2007. Footnotes by Alice Debord.)