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Baudrillard Live: Selected Interviews by Mike Gane PDF

By Mike Gane

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Jean Baudrillard arouses robust reviews. during this selection of his most vital interviews the reader profits a distinct and available evaluate of Baudrillard's key rules. the gathering comprises many interviews that seem in English for the 1st time in addition to a desirable interview and stumble upon among the editor and Baudrillard in Paris.

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I’ve only had it for the past two or three years. Before, I didn’t want the damn thing. I would see it by proxy, at my mother’s, or in friends’ houses: it wasn’t my choice. And then I was asked to do something on television with Raul Ruiz about simulacres. He wanted to do a satire on television documentaries and soap operas, and I said to myself, ‘After all, it really would be idiotic never to have seen them! ’ And once I had it, I found I liked having it. But I use it in a very random sort of way.

This reference to priesthood is out of place, I think. The first thing to say is that before one can talk about anyone being a high priest, one should ask whether postmodernism, the postmodern, has a meaning. It doesn’t as far as I am concerned. It’s an expression, a word which people use but which explains nothing. It’s not even a concept. It’s nothing at all. It’s because it’s impossible 21 BAUDRILLARD LIVE to define what’s going on now, grand theories are over and done with, as Lyotard says.

Today’s films are not the ‘tear-jerking’ sort, they try hard to avoid all that. No, I’m not deeply moved in the cinema any more. Just the same, mine is a rather cool fascination. CC Do you ever feel that a film has completely ‘taken you over’? Yes, as with dreams. It can stay with you the whole day. When I saw ‘Reds’ it haunted me for the rest of the day. That long story…. But it is also extraordinarily pleasurable to sit for three hours in front of something that, well, tells you a story. I don’t give a damn about the ideological context of the film.

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