Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Future Foucaults

"Godard even said in an interview [in 1967] that it was against people like 'the Reverend Father Foucault' that he wanted to make films. 'If I don't particularly like Foucault, it is because of his saying, "At such and such a period they thought…" That's fine with me, but how can we be so sure? That is exactly why we try to make films; to prevent future Foucaults from presumptuously saying things like that.'"

— Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault, trans. Betsy Wing, 156