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  • NL: Spectacle is a great term because spectacles are a subversive form of entertainment.

    The Meatscapes of Nicolas Lampert

  • Spectacle is an optical chandelier assembled from 1020 pairs of discarded prescription glasses, with a smaller size constructed from 620 pairs.

    SPECTACLE CHANDELIER Made From Recycled Eye-Glasses | Inhabitat

  • Debord’s well-known argument in The Society of the Spectacle is that our inner lives are increasingly structured and monetized by corporate interests; “the society of the spectacle” pushes out real life, as it was once authentically lived, in favor of imagistic simulacra fed to us by mass media.

    How ‘Lost’ Teaches Us to Grieve It « Gerry Canavan

  • And then I saw that on the TV series you've been doing on cable TV, called "Spectacle," you've been hosting a talk show, inviting musicians you really admire onto the show and interviewing them.

    Elvis Costello Plays Not My Job

  • I'm watching "Spectacle", Elvis Costello's show on the Sundance Channel.

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  • "Spectacle," not only "serves a deeper societal purpose," but also functions as fuel for the financial and economic engine of a nation.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Again, having not seen "Spectacle" it seems almost impossible for Debord to work in the medium of film without contradicting his arguments.

    Society of the Spectacle

  • Ed: I've read this twice, and having not read the book or seen the film, it's still hard for me to wrap my mind around "Spectacle".

    Society of the Spectacle

  • When NBC needed the studio for its coverage of the presidential campaign, "Spectacle" moved uptown.

    Where Elvis Costello Asks the Questions

  • Having seen four "Spectacle" episodes on DVD and attended the taping of three others, I'll attest to the quality and range of music by Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Kris Kristofferson, Mr. John, John Mellencamp, the Police, Lou Reed and Smokey Robinson, among others.

    Where Elvis Costello Asks the Questions

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