from Guy Debord

To Alain de Greef[1]
14 November 1994[2]
Dear Sir:

I am in agreement on a GUY DEBORD evening,[3] whenever you'd like to have it in January 1995.

I am also in agreement on the sum of 250,000 francs, payable in January 1995, but not before then, because, if I do not take care, I will be overwhelmed by taxes.

You will find enclosed a video cassette of The Society of the Spectacle, augmented by a short film that follows it: Refutation of all judgments, eulogistic or hostile, that have so far been made of the film "The Society of the Spectacle". Its title, at least, is beautiful and perfectly Debordian. I leave you completely free to use these films or not, but without going back on the total of 500,000 francs proposed, which seems suitable to me. For the same reasons, it must be payed out, in two equal parts, on 1 January 1996 and 1 January 1997.

Receive, dear Sir, my cordial salutations.

[1] The director of Canal Plus.

[2] Translator's note: according to the chronology for November 1994 (p. 447 of volume 7 of Debord's Correspondence), "Guy Debord decided to put an end to his days upon the announcement by telephone of the day (15 December) set for the first showing of Guy Debord, son art et son temps."

[3] Evening entitled "Guy Debord, on the passage of several people through a quite short unity of time," which would be broadcast on Canal Plus on Monday, 9 January 1995, along with The Society of the Spectacle and the Refutation of all judgments.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 7: Janvier 1988-Novembre 1994 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2008. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! June 2009. Footnotes by the publisher, except where noted.)

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