Pro or Con, Thus Far Rendered on the Film The Society of the Spectacle (1975)
The critiques most particularly evoked in the present film appeared in 1974 in Le Nouvel Observateur of 29 April, Le Quotidien de Paris of 2 may, Le Monde of 9 May, Telerama of 11 May, Le Nouvel ObservateurCharlie-Hebdo of 15 May, Le Point of 20 May, Cinema 74 of the month of June. of 15 May,
"There are times when one should dispense contempt sparingly because of the great number of persons who deserve it." -- Chateaubriand.
We will uphold law and order! And we will make the working class understand that its duty and its interest oblige it to listen to our appeals, so that we will not have to resort more coercive methods. The Popular Front will not be anarchy! The Popular Front will endure and triumph only if it is able to maintain law and order. The working class must understand that its duty and its interest require that it do nothing that might rouse the middle class or the peasant class against it. The day after tomorrow, in a great procession, the tricolor banner of the nation and the red flag of labor will be united. On that day, July 14, the celebration of the Republic, and of the proletariat, we will call on the people of Paris to continue to uphold their victory of April and May. We will ask the people of France to maintain their confidence in our government -- a government that only lives through the people, a government that lives only for the people, and that will triumph only if the People of France help it to triumph.