Maurice Lemaître
b. 1926

Lettrist Lemaitre sought the destruction of film through film. His Le Film est deja commence?, was accompanied by a book of the same name, containing a score describing a number of performative and sadistic events designed to accompany the screening, including locking the cinema doors so that the assembled crowd would be forced to wait outside the theater for an hour after the publicized start time, and hurling water and talcum powder on them. When the audience is finally allowed …

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