Category Archives: Paris

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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Alphaville – Jean-Luc Godard (1965)

“Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Alphaville: A Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution) is a 1965 French New Wave science fiction noir film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Howard Vernon and Akim Tamiroff. The … Continue reading

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Détournement

Debord’s psychogeographical map The Naked City (1957) “A détournement (French: [detuʁnəmɑ̃]), meaning ‘rerouting, hijacking’ in French, is a technique developed in the 1950s by the Letterist International, and later adapted by the Situationist International (SI), that was defined in the SI’s … Continue reading

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Topaz – Alfred Hitchcock (1969)

“Topaz is a 1969 American espionage thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the 1967 Cold War novel Topaz by Leon Uris, the film is about a French intelligence agent who becomes entangled in the Cold War politics of … Continue reading

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