Howlings in Favour of De Sade

64 min

Howls for Sade,

a film by Guy-Ernest Debord.

Howls for Sade is

dedicated to Gil J Wolman.

Article 115.

If a person has ceased to appear

at his place of residence...

and nothing has been heard

concerning him for four years,

interested parties...

may petition the civil court

to officially recognize...

the absence of said person.

Love is valid only in a

pre-revolutionary period.

Those girls dont all

love you, you liar!

Arts begin, grow, and disappear...

because dissatisfied people...

break through the world

of official expressions...

and go beyond its

festivals of poverty.

Tell me, did you sleep

with Franoise?

What a springtime!

Crib sheet for the history of film:

of Doctor Caligari.

Birth of Guy-Ernest Debord.

Howls for Sade.

Just as the projection

was about to begin,

Guy-Ernest Debord was supposed

to step onto the stage...

and make a few

introductory remarks.

Had he done so, he'd simply

have said:
"There is no film.

Cinema is dead.

No more films are possible.

If you wish, we can

move on to a discussion.

Article 516.

Property is either

real or personal.

In order never to

be alone again.

She is ugliness and beauty

like everything we love today.

The arts of the future can be nothing

less than disruptions of situations.

In the cafs of


You know, I like you a lot.

A sizable commando of

some thirty lettrists,

all wearing the filthy uniform...

that is their only really

original trademark,

showed up at Cannes

determined to provoke a scandal...

that would draw attention to themselves.

Happiness is a new idea in Europe.

I know people only by their actions.

In other respects they are

indistinguishable from each other.

In the final analysis, we are

differentiated only by our works.

And their revolts

became conformisms.

Article 488.

The age of adulthood is 21 years;

a person of that age is capable

of all acts of civil life.

She constantly reappeared

in his memory,

in a flash like sodium fireworks

on contact with water.

He was well aware that nothing

of his exploits would remain...

in a town that revolves with the Earth,

as the Earth revolves within a galaxy

that is only an insignificant

part of a tiny island...

endlessly receding from us.

Totally dark, eyes closed to

the enormity of the disaster.

A science of situations needs to be

created, which will incorporate...

elements from psychology,

statistics, urbanism, and ethics.

These elements must be

focused on a totally new goal:

the conscious creation of situations.

Lines from a 1950 newspaper:

Popular Young Radio Actress

Throws Herself Into the Isre. Grenoble.


Madeleine Reineri,

who under the stage name Pirouette starred

in the Alpes-Grenoble radio program...

Happy Thursdays, threw herself into

the Isre River Friday afternoon...

after having placed her

schoolbag on the bank.

Little sister, were

not a pretty sight.

The river and the misery continue.

We are powerless.

But no one talks about

Sade in this film.

The cold of interstellar space,

thousands of degrees

below freezing or...

the absolute zero of Fahrenheit,

Centigrade or Raumur:

the incipient intimations

of proximate dawn.

The rapid passage of Jacques

Vach through the wartime sky,

his overwhelming sense of urgency,

the catastrophic haste that

led him to destroy himself;

the whipcracking spirit of Arthur Cravan

who vanished in the Gulf of

Mexico around that same time...

Article 1793.

When an architect or contractor

contracts with a landowner...

to construct a building...

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Guy Debord

Guy Louis Debord (French: [gi dəbɔʁ]; 28 December 1931 – 30 November 1994) was a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding member of the Situationist International (SI). He was also briefly a member of Socialisme ou Barbarie. more…

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