Category Archives: Paris

La Chinoise – Jean-Luc Godard (1967)

“La Chinoise (‘The Chinese’) is a 1967 French political film directed by Jean-Luc Godard about young extremists in Paris. La Chinoise is a loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s 1872 novel Demons. In the novel, a group of five disaffected citizens, … Continue reading

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Cléo from 5 to 7 – Agnès Varda (1962)

“Cléo from 5 to 7 (French: Cléo de 5 à 7 [kle.o də sɛ̃k a sɛt]) is a 1962 French Left Bank film by Agnès Varda. The story starts with a young singer, Florence ‘Cléo’ Victoire, at 5pm on June … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd

On the occasion of West Berlin Festival Weeks the workshop of Schiller theatre will give “Fin de Partie” of Samuel Beckett. … Left Ernst Schroeder (Hamm), right Horst Bollmann (Clov). September 26. 1967, Berlin, Germany “The Theatre of the Absurd … Continue reading

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Student protest

Harvard Strike – Over the span of two weeks in April of 1969, Harvard students who were diametrically opposed to the Vietnam War and its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps presence on campus kicked up a string of demonstrations. “Student protest … Continue reading

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Beat Hotel

“The Beat Hotel was a small, run-down hotel of 42 rooms at 9 Rue Gît-le-Cœur in the Latin Quarter of Paris, notable chiefly as a residence for members of the Beat poetry movement of the mid-20th century. It was a ‘class … Continue reading

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Angela Davis on Protest, 1968, and Her Old Teacher, Herbert Marcuse

“As I write in May 2018, in the city of Paris, French students and workers are conducting demonstrations, sit-ins, and occupations with the aim of challenging the Macron government’s harsh attacks on labor and its announced efforts to restrict access … Continue reading

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The Literary Sophistication of François Truffaut

François Truffaut on set of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) “Truffaut is not literate merely because his films contain allusions to Renoir, Walsh, Vigo and Hitchcock, although they are the sources of the film conventions he manipulates, nor because Jules and Jim contains … Continue reading

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