Isidore Isou (Jean Isidore Goldstein) - Treatise on Slobber and Eternity (1951)

This is the opening manifesto of the postwar european avant-garde cinema. Created by the charismatic founder of Lettrism, mentor of Lemaitre and Debord, the Hungarian jew Jean Isidore Goldstein who moved to Paris in 1945 and went by the nickname given to him as a child by his mother: Izu (Isou). Quite obviously inspirational to generations of filmmakers, not the least of which were two little directors you might have heard of named Stan Brakhage and Jean-Luc Godard.

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