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Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

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Sean Lynch ...
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Himself - The Rolling Stones
Brian Jones ...
Himself - The Rolling Stones
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Himself - The Rolling Stones (as Keith Richard)
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Himself - The Rolling Stones
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Himself - The Rolling Stones
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Eve Democracy
Iain Quarrier ...
Fascist porno book seller
Frankie Dymon ...
Black power militant (as Frankie Dymon Jnr.)
Danny Daniels ...
Black power militant
Illario Pedro
Roy Stewart ...
Black power militant
Linbert Spencer
Tommy Ansah ...
(as Tommy Ansar)
Michael McKay
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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 <gary.elshaw@vuw.ac.nz>

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22 April 1969 (USA)  »

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Readings by the black characters include selections from works by Eldridge Cleaver, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), and Stokely Carmichael. The reading in the bookshop are from "Mein Kampf", by Adolf Hitler. See more »

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Rock Dijon on congas, more....
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rocky Dijon plays congas. Also engineer Andy Johns is seen and my father, producer Jimmy Miller can be seen through the studio window and heard talking to Mick. The band was working at Olympic studios in London. I spent my childhood in England and many weekends and holidays at Olympic Studios while my father recorded the Stones and Traffic. I made tea or brought soda for everyone while they worked. I sometimes sat on the drums and played around. Charlie said he would give me his kit from his home and I am still waiting for the drums to arrive. The memories will last forever. Now if there was a way to return to the 1960s I would in a heart beat. Steve Miller


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