One can't say that the Passage -- or Critique -- do not shock (except 3 or 4 very short political gags) -- except to the extent that one would like to be shocked by the bizarreness of the cinematographical form and the vague "subject" as well. . .
On the other hand, The Society of the Spectacle must shock very often -- and even shock in the heart of Leftist critical acceptance.
(Published in Autour des Films (Documents), the booklet accompanying Oeuvres Cinematographiques Completes, a three-DVD set released November 2005. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! January 2006.)