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Dialectics Of Liberation - Herbert Marcuse - Out Takes

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1967
0:41:36
England
The meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence. Includes footage of David Cooper, Gustav Metzger, Joseph Berke, Roger Gottlieb and Peter Cadogan.
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White

The event was organized by R.D.Laing, with Allen Ginsberg, Paul Sweezey, Paul Goodman, Herbert Marcuse, Stokely Carmichael, Michael X, Obi Egbuna, Peter Cadogan. An important record of the spectrum of leftwing politics and personalities during the turbulent Sixties.

00:04
Fly poster on exterior walls promoting congress.
00:08
Title card: Roundhouse, London, 28th July, 1967 Lecture By Herbert Marcuse. Brief, EXT shot of street and people entering building.
00:20
LS of David Cooper on stage introducing Marcuse lecture.
01:04
Marcuse begins lecture. HA shot of audience ZI to person with flowers and CU of person with flower as Marcuse talks about their cultural significance.
01:20
CU of Marcuse speaking, modestly introducing his speech.
01:42
MS of Marcuse speaking, tracking to CU.
03:46
HA shot of audience cutting to CU of audience members.
04:15
CU of Gustav Metzger.
04:31
MS of Marcuse speaking from lectern. Cooper, in view, seated and wiping his brow. ZI to CU of Marcuse.
07:03
CU of Cooper smoking and shots of the audience over Marcuse’s dialogue.
07:54
MS of Marcuse speaking into microphone, tracking to CU.
09:31
WS of audience. Allen Ginsberg seated. Shots of audience members.
11:04
CU of Marcuse talking, tracking to MS. Shots of the audience, including Cooper.
14:45
CU profile shot of Marcuse talking. Shots of the audience.
23:26
Speech ends to shots of audience applause. Title card: Marcuse in London, 1967, selections. End.
23:44
Title card: Herbert Marcuse discussion period. HA shot of panel (Marcuse and Joseph Berke) with audience. Exchange of comments between panel and audience as they try to establish a narrative.
24:32
CU of Peter Cadogan trying to establish discussion narrative.
25:34
CU of Berke taking a vote on a show of hands from the audience ZO to Berke and Marcuse and audience behind them on the stage.
26:06
CU of audience member asking a question to prompt discussion with Marcuse.
26:56
Cadogan makes a comment to prompt discussion. Camera cuts to HA shot of panel and audience.
27:27
CU shot of congress registrant making comment; ZO to Berke asking audience to respond.
29:05
Audience member approaches panel to make comment.
30:16
CU shots of further remarks made by the audience.
32:23
MS and CU shots of man by the side of panel making comment.
34:56
Camera pans audience. Shots of individuals. CU of comment from audience member.
37:58
Marcuse responds to comment. Camera shoots various individuals. CU HA shot of Marcuse and Berke with their notes on the table.
40:58
HA shot of young boy commenting. Roger Gottlieb sitting behind him.
41:28
Camera cuts to shot of Marcuse smiling. End title card: Herbert Marcus [sic] at the Roundhouse, London, 1967 END.
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Dialectics Of Liberation
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Collection of mixed media materials relating to the meeting in London of the Symposium on the Dialectics of Liberation and the Demystification of Violence, and subsequent interviews and events.
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