The Letterist International (LI) was a Paris-based collective of radical artists. Lettrism is a French avant-garde movement, established in Paris in the. Guy Debord’s landmark cinematic analysis of consumer society is based on his influential sociological book “La société du spectacle” (). Debord was a.

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In “The Society of the Spectacle,” Debord argues that it is the price put on art that destroys the integrity of the art object, not the material or the creation go.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. They developed parallel to, and were in dialogue dsbor, the Johnson—Forest Tendencywhich developed as a body of ideas within American Trotskyist organisations. Socialism portal Communism portal Politics portal. The emergence of new demands renders earlier ‘great works’ obsolete.

In the confusion they lost the seal of the Letterist International. In a consumer society, social life is not about living, but about having; the spectacle uses the image to convey what people need and must have. The Spectacle is “affirmation of all human lifenamely social life, as mere appearance” from thesis 6: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Lettrism is a French avant-garde movement, established in Paris in the mids by Romanian immigrant Isidore Isou. Social relations between people are mediated by artificial images and false representations that transform humans into mere passive consumers and ‘spectators’ of their alienated existence.


The supertemporal frame was a device for inviting and enabling an audience to participate in the creation of a work of art. Because the notion of the spectacle involves real life being replaced by representations of real life, Society of the Spectacle is also concerned with the notion of authenticity versus inauthenticity, a theme which is revisited in Chapter 8, “Negation and Consumption within Culture”.

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People were reported to have become angry and left screenings of this film. They would also often supplement the film with live performance, or, through the ‘film-debate’, directly involve the audience itself in the total experience.

Being a star means specializing in the seemingly lived; the star is the object of identification with the shallow seeming life that has to compensate for the fragmented productive specializations which are actually lived.

Inthe Letterist International, the International Movement for an Imaginist Bauhausand the London Psychogeographical Association gathered in Cosio d’Arroscia CuneoItaly, to found the Situationist International, with Debord having been the leading representative of the Letterist delegation. Debord recalled her fondly in many of his later films and writings, and she herself as Eliane Brau produced a book on the Situationists inLe situationnisme ou la nouvelle internationale.

Guy Debord and the Situationist International.

Guy Debord

This is still a favourite methodology amongst psychogeographers. Works Can Dialectics Break Bricks? Although the Letterists have published literally hundreds of books, journals and substantial articles in French, virtually none of these have been translated into English.


There will be rooms that produce dreams better than drugs, and houses where it will be impossible to do anything but ddebor. Debord’s father, Martial, was a pharmacist who died due to illness when Debord was young. The Founding of the Situationist International. Views Read View history. This integration of Debord’s world with mass media culture became a running motif climaxing with “The Society of the Spectacle”. The two central innovations of Letterist film were: Boorstin ‘s The Imagearguing that Boorstin missed the concept of Spectacle.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. For the eponymous filmsee The Society of the Spectacle film. Debord joined the Lettrists just as Isidore Isou was producing films and the Lettrists attempted to sabotage Charlie Chaplin ‘s trip to Paris through negative criticism.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Notwithstanding the considerably more recent origins of film-making, compared to poetry, painting or music, Isou felt in that its own first amplic phase had already been completed. For the town in Kentucky, see Debord, Kentucky. Works Can Dialectics Gii Bricks? As a result, Debord attended high school in Cannes, where he began his interest in film and vandalism.