Voici la bande sonore du film en VA :
This is an internet translation of the 1952 French film Howlings in favour of Sade by Guy-Ernest Debord. Howlings was Debord’s first film, produced when he was 23 years old.
Translators note >>> This film involves several periods of silence during which the screen remains dark. In this internet version, 30 carriage returns have been inserted for each minute of silence. This will not consume the intended time for the viewer, but it will present some sense of scale.
— Gregor Markowitz (December, 1994)
Voice 1 The film by Guy-Ernest Debord, Howlings in favour of Sade...
Voice 2 Howlings in favour of Sade is dedicated to Gil J Wolman
Voice 3 Article 115. When a person shall have ceased to appear at his
place of abode or home address for four years, and about whom
there has been no news whatsoever, the interested parties
shall be able to petition the lower court in order that his
or her absence be declared.
Voice 1 Love is only worthwhile in a pre-revolutionary period.
Voice 2 None of them love you, you liar ! Art begins, grows and
disappears because frustrated men bypass the world of official
expression and the festivals of its poverty.
Voice 4 (young girl) Say, did you sleep with Francoise ?
Voice 1 What a time ! Memorandum for a history of the cinima :
1902 - Journey to the Moon.
1920 - The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari.
1924 - Entr’acte.
1926 - Battleship Potemkin.
1928 - Un Chien Andalou.
1931 - City Lights
1951 - Birth of Guy-Ernest Debord.
1952 - The Anti-concept.—Howlings in favour of Sade.
Voice 5 "Just as the film was about to start, Guy-Ernest Debord would
climb on stage to say a few words by way of introduction.
He’d say simply : ’There’s no film. Cinema is dead. There can’t
be film any more. If you want, let’s have a discussion’."
Voice 3 Article 516. All property is either movable or immovable.
Voice 2 In order never to be alone again.
Voice 1 She is ugliness and beauty. She is like everything that we love
Voice 2 The art of the future will be the overturning of situations or
Voice 3 In the cafes of Saint-Germain-des-Pres !
Voice 1 You know, I like you very much.
Voice 3 An important Lettrist commando made up of some thirty members,
all donning the filthy uniform that is their only really
origional trademark, turned up at the Croisette with the firm
desire of indulging in some scandal capable of drawing
attention to themselves.
Voice 1 Happiness is a new idea in Europe.
Voice 5 "I only know about the actions of men, but in my eyes men are
transposed, one for the other. In the final analysis, works
alone differentiate us."
Voice 1 And their revolts became conformisms.
Voice 3 Article 488. The age of majority is fixed at twenty-one years ;
at that age one is capable of all acts of civil life.