In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation.
—Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle
This is from the DVD extras for Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. It’s very insightful on both Fassbinder and Sirk.
A Powerful Political Potential This is s short excerpt from Factory Films’ documentary of Haynes talking about Sirk and Fassbinder. WATCH