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Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

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100 min | Documentary, Music

Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of news media, the mediated image, a growing ...See moreGodard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of news media, the mediated image, a growing technocratic society, women's liberation, the May revolt in France and the power of language. Cutting between three 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 See less
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Updated Nov 30, 1968

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Apr 22, 1969 (United States)

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Sean Lynch
Commentary (voice) Commentary (voice)   See fewer
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Mick Jagger
Himself - The Rolling Stones Himself - The Rolling Stones   See fewer
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Brian Jones
Himself - The Rolling Stones Himself - The Rolling Stones   See fewer
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Keith Richards
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Charlie Watts
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Bill Wyman
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Anne Wiazemsky
Eve Democracy Eve Democracy   See fewer
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Iain Quarrier
Fascist porno book seller Fascist porno book seller   See fewer
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Frankie Dymon
Black power militant (as Frankie Dymon Jnr.) Black power militant (as Frankie Dymon Jnr.)   See fewer
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Danny Daniels
Black power militant Black power militant   See fewer
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Roy Stewart
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Tommy Ansah
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Karl Lewis
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Nike Arrighi
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Joanna David
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Monica Walters
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Glenna Forster-Jones
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Elizabeth Long
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Jeannette Wild
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Marianne Faithfull
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James Fox
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Nicky Hopkins
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Clifton Jones
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Anita Pallenberg
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6.4 / 10 | 2,515 votes