One+One Filmmakers Journal Blog (2012-2015)

One+One Filmmakers Journal is named after the 1968 film One Plus One by Jean Luc Godard. The film is in part a document of the Rolling Stones in a studio, recording the song Sympathy for the Devil and part staged scenes of political revolutions over which we hear extracts from various revolutionary texts. A reoccurring image is of slogans being painted on to walls and cars but each time the shot cuts before the slogan is completed. This is a film made in a time of upheaval and revolution, it captures the sense of a revolution in progress, a revolution that has not yet concluded.
When the studio released the film they made two changes which significantly altered the meaning of the film – the first was that they changed the title to Sympathy for the Devil and the second was to include the full version of the song at the end of the film, both done in order to make the film more commercial and both were made against Godard’s wishes. To have the completed song at the end of the film contradicts the theme of revolutions in progress that is the movie’s focus. Godard was so angry about this that he punched the film's producer at the UK premiere.
We are on the side of Godard, we are on the side of all filmmakers that have a vision that can not and should not be compromised for commercial or any other reasons. One+One seeks to be the fist in the face of those that force a compromise of the artist’s voice.
One+One Filmmakers Journal ran from 2009-2015. Below is the blog archive, which ran from 2012-2015.

Masthead Past and Eternal
• Original founding team (2009) – Daniel Fawcett, Matthew Hamblion, Dan Childs, James Marcus Tucker, Bradley Tuck, Fiona Hurd, Tim Pieraccini
• Bradley Tuck – Submissions Editor (2009-2015)
• Greg Scorzo – Publicity and Submission (2013-2015)
• Lizzie Soden – Funding (2013-2015)
• James Marcus Tucker – Publishing editor (2009-2014)
• Nick Hudson – Events editor (2013-2014)
• Daniel Fawcett – Publicity editor (2009 – 2011), Editor (2009-2013)
• Clara Pais – Submissions editor (2012-2013)
• Diarmuid Hester – Publicity editor (2011-2013)
August 28, 2013

The Postmodern Undead: A Review of Marc James Léger’s Neoliberal Undead

By Bradley Tuck The Ironist […] is a nominalist and a historicist. She thinks nothing has an intrinsic nature, a real essence. So she thinks that […]
July 31, 2013

Half A Weekend Of Anger

By Nick Hudson We had gone along to see the first evening of A Weekend of Anger at ICA London (July 27th – 28th) – a […]
June 29, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

By Paul Frankl The relationship between race and Hollywood has often been one fraught with contention. Kathryn Bigelow’s first foray into feature film directing, The Hurt […]
April 11, 2013

Spotlight on Shirley Clarke’s Short Films

By Diarmuid Hester “A nervous breakdown can be a pleasure” – Shirley Clarke in Rome is Burning (Portrait of Shirley Clarke) (1970) Shirley Clarke, the quintessential independent […]
April 7, 2013

Discussions with Juliet Jacques: Queer Cinema, Trans Politics and the Films of Jack Smith and Rosa Von Praunheim

By Bradley Tuck On the 14th April, as part of Eyes Wide Open, Juliet Jacques will be presenting a double bill of Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures […]
March 27, 2013

Spotlight on Hilary Harris

By Diarmuid Hester Hilary Harris’ films got plenty of attention when they were released in the 50s, 60s and 70s – his use of technological innovations like […]
March 19, 2013

Godless, Lawless, Nomadic: Scott Treleaven’s The Salivation Army

By Diarmuid Hester Scott Treleaven has just uploaded his 2002 documentary THE SALiVATION ARMY, onto the web (see below). Now a cult classic, in this short film […]
March 11, 2013

Spotlight on Antonello Branca

By Diarmuid Hester Despite the American setting for many of his films and documentaries, Antonello Branca is little known outside of his native Italy. Born in Rome […]
March 5, 2013

Eyes Wide Open – The Garden

By James Marcus Tucker On March 18th, at 6.30pm, One+One is proud to be hosting one of the Eyes Wide Open queer cinema events held at the […]
February 27, 2013

Pornography Panel Debate – Full Transcription

By James Marcus Tucker On 8th December 2012, One+One hosted a panel debate at the London Underground Film Festival entitled “New Adventures in Pornography”.  The panel […]
January 8, 2013

Interview with James Sizemore – Writer, Director, FX Artist and Star of The Demon’s Rook

By Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais Recently, while browsing the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we came across the trailer for an independent American horror fantasy film called […]
January 5, 2013

Issue 9 Writers in Profile: An Interview with Nick Hudson, The Creative Mind Behind Letters To The Dead

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais In the latest issue of One+One Filmmakers Journal, Brighton-based musician and filmmaker Nick Hudson writes about the process of making […]
December 22, 2012

Issue 9 Writers in Profile: An Interview with Bradley Tuck on elitism, films and phenomenology

By James Marcus Tucker In this, the second blog post of our Issue 9 writers in profile series, I asked Bradley Tuck – fellow One+One Filmmakers […]
December 15, 2012

Issue 9 Writers in Profile: An Interview with Marc James Léger on Radical Politics, Cinema and the Future of the Avant-Garde

By Bradley Tuck So Issue 9 of the Journal is out with lots of interesting and thought provoking articles. One such magnificent offering is provided by Marc James Léger, author […]
December 9, 2012

Issue 9 has been released!

By James Marcus Tucker Yesterday, we launched issue 9 of One+One Filmmakers Journal, and hosted an interesting debate on pornography with a group of young, contemporary […]
December 7, 2012

Pornography panel speaker profile: Frances Hatherley

By Diarmuid Hester   This Saturday, 8th of December at 2pm One+One: Filmmakers Journal with the London Underground Film Festival presents “New Adventures in Pornography,” a screening and roundtable […]
December 6, 2012

Pornography panel speaker profile: Sarah Harman

By Diarmuid Hester   This Saturday, 8th of December One+One: Filmmakers Journal with the London Underground Film Festival presents “New Adventures in Pornography,” a screening and roundtable […]
December 5, 2012

Pornography panel speaker profile: Alex Dymock

By Diarmuid Hester   This Saturday, 8th of December One+One: Filmmakers Journal with the London Underground Film Festival presents “New Adventures in Pornography,” a screening and roundtable […]
December 4, 2012

Pornography panel speaker profile: Dominic Fox

By Diarmuid Hester   This Saturday, 8th of December at 2pm One+One: Filmmakers Journal with the London Underground Film Festival presents “New Adventures in Pornography,” a screening […]
November 23, 2012

EYEBLAZE #8 INDIA SONG

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais   Part 8 of our regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema […]