In Lindsay Anderson's If... (1968), about armed resistance in a British
boarding-school, Malcolm McDowell as Travis proclaims 'Violence and
revolution are the only pure acts.' I have a feeling this is a quotation
from somewhere (Artaud, Guevara?) but cannot locate the source in my
dictionary of quotations.
Also does anyone know how to call the symbolic revolutionary female seen
storming French barricades - I think I've seen her referred to for some
reason as Marianne but am not sure why or if that is correct. There's a
female figure of this kind who joins the boys in their rebellion.
Very grateful if anyone could help me out...
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