Godard's documentation of late 1960's western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.
Godard's documentation of late 1960's western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of the media, the mediated image, A growing technocratic society, Womens Liberation, the May revolt in France and the power of language. Cutting between 3 major scenes, including the Rolling Stones in the studio, the film is visually intercut with Eve Democracy (Wiazemsky) using graffiti which amalgamates organisations, corporations and ideologies. Godard also examines the role of the revolutionary within western culture. Although he believes western culture needs to be destroyed, it can only be done so by the rejection of intellectualisation. "There is only one way to be an intellectual revolutionary, and that is to give up being an intellectual" Written by
The names painted on the cars in wrecker's yard are the names of noted black political activists of the 1960s and earlier. "Malcolm X" refers to Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) a black American Muslim minister and politician. :"Patrice" refers to Patrice Lumumba, an independence leader in the Belgian Congo and the first elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo after its independence from Belgium in 1960. "Michel X" refers to Michael X, a black revolutionary and civil rights activist in London in the 1960s. "Amilcar" refers to Amilcar Lopes da Costa Cabral (aka Amilcar Cabral), a thinker and politician, who was significantly involved in the push for independence for Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) and Cape Verde. "Stokely" refers to Stokely Carmichael, a black activist involved in the Civil Rights movement in the SUA. He is credited with inventing the term, Black Power. See more »
the ABKCO cut & re-release of Godard's original film..
ABKCO, not exactly a cultural or artistic enterprise obtained the rights to Godard's original film & cut titled 'One Pus One' , as well a large part of the Stones song catalog in a management dispute & subsequent separation between the two.
The 'Sympathy' release is significantly different than the original 'One Plus One', with much of the Stones studio material edited out for reasons unknown.
Huge clips of the development of the song have simply vanished, while the political scenes, rhetoric and narration remain intact.
What a shame, as I doubt very much we will ever see the 'One Plus One' Godard cut anywhere, ever.
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