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The Addiction (1995). Abel Ferrara.

The Addiction (1995). Abel Ferrara.

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Cliff Martinez - Contagion soundtrack (2011)

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Contagion. 2011. Steven Soderbergh

Contagion. 2011. Steven Soderbergh

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Designing Woman - Vincente Minnelli (1957).

Designing Woman - Vincente Minnelli (1957).

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coeursfideles:

Lauren Bacall in Designing Woman (VIncente Minnelli, 1957)

Derrida rehearses Baudelaire’s criticism of Hugo’s abolitionism in ‘The Last Day of a Condemned Man’ (1829), in which the argument is made that the death penalty should be opposed because the right to life is absolute. Abolitionism in defence of an absolute right to life is, for Baudelaire, as Derrida reminds us, ‘doubly guilty’: it clings to animal existence and abandons the human. The passion of those who oppose the death penalty is guilty, he remarks, ‘because they are afraid for their own skins, because they feel guilty and their tremulations are a confession; they confess, with the symptom of their abolitionism as it were, that they want to save their lives, that they tremble for themselves because … unconsciously, they feel guilty of a mortal sin.’ So the passion against the punishment is articulated by those who are guilty not for what they do, but for what they wish they did not wish – to do away with someone. But also because they fear losing their own lives, so formulate their position not from principle, but from fear of being done away with by another: ‘I want to abolish the death penalty because I am afraid of being condemned.’

Judith Butler. fr. On Cruelty

The Police Truncheon

thebodiespolitic:

"A former LAPD officer turned sociologist observed that the overwhelming majority of those beaten by police turn out not to be guilty of any crime. “Cops don’t beat up burglars”, he observed. The reason, he explained, is simple: the one thing most guaranteed to evoke a violent reaction from police is to challenge their right to “define the situation.”…The police truncheon is precisely the point where the state’s bureaucratic imperative for imposing simple administrative schema, and its monopoly of coercive force, come together. It only makes sense then that bureaucratic violence should consist first and foremost of attacks on those who insist on alternative schemas or interpretations. At the same time, if one accepts Piaget’s famous definition of mature intelligence as the ability to coordinate between multiple perspectives (or possible perspectives) one can see, here, precisely how bureaucratic power, at the moment it turns to violence, becomes literally a form of infantile stupidity."

David Graeber, 'Beyond Power/Knowledge' (2006)

livlibretto:

Beautiful film. Absolutely beautiful and fun.

livlibretto:

Beautiful film. Absolutely beautiful and fun.

"Sabrina, I… I wasn’t going to take you to Paris. I was going to send you."

"Alone?"

"Yes, all alone."

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