Production: France, 1973
Director: Guy Debord
Category: Experimental
A Situationist détournement comprised of clips from Hollywood films, Soviet propaganda, softcore porn, and archive footage of historical events, and based on Debord’s own seminal tract of 1967. Culture is revealed as the spectacle which distracts from the realities of societal existence, an illusion cultivated and controlled by sinister unseen forces, and Debord strives to show how images and mediation have forged the new global language that both connects and imprisons all people – a message which would become infinitely more relevant in the opening decades of the following century, as digital displays threatened to mentally enslave all humanity.

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