Scene fra Battle of Algier, source: Rialto Pictures
Scene fra Battle of Algier, source: Rialto Pictures

Linkbox med materiale om Gillo Pontecorvos filmklassiker om Algier-krigen 1954-1962.
(Tidsskriftcentret, marts 2009/Socialistisk Bibliotek, maj 2018)


Filmen Slaget om Algier havde dansk premiere 1. september 1967 og har repremiere i Cinemateket 5. april 2009. I den anledning denne linkboks med materiale om filmen.

Se filmen online/See full version online::

The Battle of Algiers (English subtitles). YouTube.com (2:01:33 h.)


Plakat for filmen Battle of Algiers
Plakat for filmen Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers (film) (Wikipedia.org)

The Battle of Algiers. By Simon Assaf (Socialist Review, Issue 431, January 2018). “It is a masterpiece of cinema, with a sublime musical score by Ennio Morricone. The dual edition DVD/Blu-ray is great news. The film has been restored and there are lots of extras, including interviews with the director and Saadi Yacef, head of the FLN, who appears in the film.”

“The Battle of Algiers” at 50: From 1960s radicalism to the classrooms of West Point. By Madeleine Dobie (Los Angeles Review of Books, September 25, 2016). “… the film has been acknowledged as an influence on everyone from the Black Panthers and the Red Army Faction to the military juntas of the Southern Cone. It may, however, have had the greatest impact in the United States, where it has appealed both to scholars of colonial and postcolonial history, such as myself, and to members of the military and defense community.”

North Africa’s history of struggle: The Battle of Algiers (Frontline, Vol.2, No.14, March 2011). “Bill Scott looks at a classic of world cinema and what it can tell us about struggles in North Africa.”

Looking back at The Battle of Algiers. By Louis Proyect (MR Zine, 12/08/05). “The Battle of Algiers is a documentary-like, day-by-day, and even hour-by-hour, chronicle of the siege of the Casbah in 1958, which ended in a bloody rout of the FLN. However, just as was the case with the Tet Offensive of 1968 or the assault on Falluja in 2004, this was a pyrrhic victory.”

A timeless portrait of the anti-colonial struggle in Algeria. By Richard Phillips (World Socialist Web Site, 29 May 2004) + interview with Gillo Pontecorvo: ‘Stay close to reality’ (9 June 2004). “While Pontecorvo’s film only focuses on one aspect of the war – the Battle of Algiers of 1954-57 – it is a remarkable work. Almost 40 years after its initial release it has tremendous resonance because it demonstrates the modus operandi of contemporary colonial oppression and reveals what gives rise to and fuels a nationalist insurrectionary movement.”

Full version 2:01:33 hours.YouTube.com

Gillo Pontecorvo: ‘My film shows what can happen when people unite’ (Socialist Worker, October 2004). Interview with Gillo Pontecorvo.

What does the Pentagon see in ‘Battle of Algiers’? By Michael T. Kaufman (The New York Times, September 7, 2003). “Challenged by terrorist tactics and guerrilla warfare in Iraq, the Pentagon recently held a screening of ‘The Battle of Algiers’, the film that in the late 1960’s was required viewing and something of a teaching tool for radicalized Americans and revolutionary wannabes opposing the Vietnam War.”

The big picture: Battle of Algiers. By Martin Smith (Socialist Review, Issue 202, November 1996). “It is a powerful film. The French government banned it until 1971. It was also shown by other national liberation movements the Viet Minh in Vietnam, the IRA in Ireland and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Cinematically it has influenced generations of film producers, from Costa Gavras’s Z and Missing to Oliver Stone’s Platoon and Salvador.”

 


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Scene fra filmen, hvor franske faldskærmstropper ankommer, hyldet af folk fra den franske koloni i Algeriet.
Scene fra filmen, hvor franske faldskærmstropper ankommer, hyldet af folk fra den franske koloni i Algeriet.

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