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Shot on May 1st 1975, while the Weather Underground was still in hiding, and released in 1976, after what would be their last bombing, this documentary could not show its subjects’ faces. The filmmakers (director Emile De Antonio and cameraman Haskell Wexler) had to shoot them through a screen, and later, depict the back of their heads through a mirror. With this technique, only the filmmakers’ faces are visible. It is a strange and oddly compelling interview technique, which is a shame when contrasted with the sometimes banal and vanguardist comments of the WUO.
Even still, the filmmakers had to burn many of the negatives, which revealed too much information about the WUO. Immediately after its release, the film and its negatives were subpoenaed by the FBI.
A fascinating document of failed armed struggle, featuring excellent sound montage and rare footage of sixties revolutionary leaders. Underground is total candy for anyone interested in the excesses and possibilities of America’s last sustained rebellion.
Eurovision began in Switzerland in 1956. The European Broadcasting Union hoped that that bringing the countries of the continent together for a night in song might pave the way for a more harmonious future, free of the wars and genocide that comprised Europe’s darker past. At the time, “Europe” meant a handful of West European countries.
Today, the contest has turned into a bright, shiny, sequined alternative to the present afflictions of a Europe adrift, one that helps Europeans imagine a new and different continent. Much of Eastern Europe participates and Eurovision has proved itself to be more than a flamboyant bonanza of continental gay tourism, but a sort of imaginary revolution.
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Actroid F will stay at your bedside. She will be there when you wake up from the coma and when you go back to sleep she is here to help and make you feel better like a human being again after your long traumatic experience in the hospital. Who better to wake up to than Actroid-F especially since your whole family died when that predator drone took out your house.
The good thing about the fact that I’ll never sleep again after watching this video is that I wont have nightmares where I’m trapped in a tiny room full of these robots vibrating and screaming
Oh look at that isn’t that lovely you know I didn’t think there were hummingbirds in this part of OH MY GOD ITS A FUCKING SPY ROBOT GET DOWN
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