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)
November 21, 2012

New Adventures in Pornography

By James Marcus Tucker   Saturday 8th December, 2pm The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, WC1N 1JD London This One+One Filmmakers Journal screening and roundtable, in association with […]
November 13, 2012

ZONA: a review of a book about a film about a journey to a room

By Diarmuid Hester   “Here you were talking about the meaning of life… Let’s take music: it has the least connection with reality as such. Or, […]
November 11, 2012


By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais   Part 7 of our regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema […]
November 9, 2012


By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais   Firstly we would like to announce that as from 2013 we (Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais) will be taking […]
November 6, 2012

William Klein @ Tate Modern

By Diarmuid Hester   “A lot of people say to me, ‘Why don’t you live in America?,’ and I say, ‘If I lived in America I’d […]
October 30, 2012

Brighton’s Keen

By Diarmuid Hester   We’ve just heard the very exciting news that British filmmaker Jeff Keen will be the focus of a retrospective entitled “Shoot the Wrx: […]
October 26, 2012

XX-Rated: On Anne G. Sabo’s After Pornified

By Bradley Tuck    “Porn” is a loaded word that brings up a lot of negative imageries in our pornified culture. “That’s so ‘porn’” has today […]
October 23, 2012


By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais   Part 6 of our regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema […]
October 22, 2012

The Medium and The Messenger

By Diarmuid Hester Oren Moverman’s The Messenger (2009) and Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy (2012) offer contrasting portraits of mankind’s relationship with modern technology but while one merely […]
October 16, 2012

Redrum 237: You are the caretaker

By Diarmuid Hester On one of my final days in New York this summer, I got tickets for a late night showing of Kubrick’s The Shining at […]
October 14, 2012


By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais Part 5 of our regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema that […]
October 8, 2012

Join our Pornography Panel Debate

By James Marcus Tucker One+One will be hosting a panel/round-table debate on Pornography and Sex in Cinema at the London Underground Film Festival this December. We […]
September 27, 2012

Babes, Bullets and Blaxploitation: A Coffy retrospective

By Melanie Mulholland and Bradley Tuck   Coffy is a perfect example the Blaxploitation tradition. This isn’t arty experimental cinema, but boy does it pack action, revenge, […]
September 24, 2012

Sex and Fury

 By Bradley Tuck and Melanie Mulholland     The other week we had the wonderful experience of watching Sex and Fury, a Japsploitation film starring Reiko […]
September 19, 2012

Savage Witches World Premiere

By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais   As regular readers of One+One you will no doubt be aware that we have recently completed our new feature […]
September 15, 2012

Saturday’s Victim

By Diarmuid Hester This afternoon at 2pm, the Duke of York’s cinema in Brighton in association with City Reads presents a rare screening of Basil Deardon’s ground-breaking Victim […]
September 12, 2012

Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckenridge and Queer Malthusianism

By Bradley Tuck Since that exchange, Myra Breckenridge has been thought by some to be a Commie, not the worst thing to be known as at […]
September 11, 2012

One+One Godard Giveway

By Diamuid Hester One+One: Filmmakers Journal has got its hands on a couple of awesome Jean-Luc Godard themed tote bags, courtesy of the IFC Center in New York. […]
September 9, 2012

The State of Independence

By James Marcus Tucker September sees the 32nd Cambridge Film Festival at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. One+One’s Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais will be there presenting their […]
September 7, 2012


By Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais Part 4 of our new regular column in which we give short personal introductions to those unique gems of cinema […]