Now complete: The Dissolve's 2014 Movies To See Checklist
Goodbye to Language 3D
About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.
Who shot this thing, Dick Poop? (Spoiler alert)
I'll be here all... well, forever, I'm never shutting down my account.
No rating because I don't how I feel about the movie. Or any movie. Or feelings.
If you rearrange the letters in "Godard" you can spell "rad dog."
"You know, a town with money's a little like a mule with a spinning wheel. Nobody knows how he got it and danged if he knows how to use it!" -- Lyle Lanley
I simply don't feel I have the cultural capital to even begin to really decode this, but I think it's suggesting that words and pictures may no longer be sufficient to make sense of the world around us, that things have mutated so much that we're sort of like a dog trying to interpret humans. We need to learn new tricks. Could be pulling that out of my ass, though.
In any case I was frequently and literally stunned by this, disoriented moment to moment, and it was exhilarating.
A total cinema
By the extremity of reality
Seen through a dog's gaze.
The new Frankenstein
Breaks free from kamera.
Preliminary scattered thoughts at The Film Stage. Theoretically, this is the miracle that answers the dilemma of Historie(s) Du Cinema: Cinema as document vs. Cinema as art. Arnheim's Total Cinema and Bazin's Total Realism have long stood opposite for each other. Through the use of 3D flip cams, Godard proposes that a Total Cinema is simply a Total Realism. In essence, this is a film that introduces us to the image without language or metaphor. It is instead the image of pure reality, and thus pure freedom.
“soon, people will need interpreters to understand the words coming out of their own mouths.”
you can say that again.
if ever stars were meaningless... easily the most fascinating and hostile use of 3D i've ever seen in a feature, puts image in direct conflict with meaning, encouraging viewers to see what we don't see. that often translates into watching a man fondling a naked woman's ass as he takes a massive liquid shit. in 3D.
the split-image stuff makes for some of the most sublime moments i've had at the movies this year – as your eyes cross and then individually close, you can practically feel the synapses latching onto each other in your brain.
can't claim to have…
By far the greatest movie going experience of my life. More like stepping into one of those Aha moments you used to get studying the great philosophers.. but for an hour and a half. Explicitly comprehending your harmony with the universe.. while duly noting the beauty of it/us through layered and layered 2d/3D. It isn't often that the notion that I am God is so longlasting and clear within me. It lasted right up until I stepped outside and heard the murmurs of the crowd expressing their distaste that the knowledge went.. just as the film noted would happen.
The casual moviegoer probably won't respond to Goodbye to Language 3D positively because it has no interest in following the normal flow of a film. And that isn't a bad thing. It is an experimental assault of the senses - with both jaw-droppingly beautiful and horrendously unpleasant (for a reason) images, sounds and concepts being thrown at you with infectious energy and boldness.
Full review here!
Finally seen in 3-D and on the big screen. Still a load of pretentious wankery for the most part but the 3D does make some of it kinda fun and the sound mix is also pretty cool. Also, For Your Consideration, Best Supporting Actor: The Dog.
Got to see this in the theater at the Senator Theater here in Baltimore. It was a great aesthetic experience.
Definitions lose their expression, history, art, language I was left with the shock of reality. What do we have to define again? What are we missing? Is this a new way of seeing the new? Today, is what we don't know what we can't experience? The touch and feelings of art finding its way into our vision and consciousness therefore from a new apparatus of experience emerges a new art form, reality has caught up to our expressions they now go hand in hand. Godard aggressively shatters the limits between art and reality in this way art is a death cinema the new art form part two cinema abolishes every form and demands a new way of seeing to continue…
Un bomba cinematográfica al lenguaje y la forma de aproximarse a la realidad. El tiempo presente, para Godard, olvidado de la memoria histórica, pierde su sentido y su ser, como un lenguaje sin palabras. Cine dialógico y dialéctico que en el mismo debate de su ser, está el reflejo de una manera de aproximarse a un presente que forma sus nuevos lenguajes.
The unique use of 3D is an assault on the eyes. The free flowing collage of images and ideas are still swirling in my head. Jean-Luc Godard can still make my head spin.
I mean… Seriously?
Jean-Luc Godard's latest gift to the world is an experimental and cinematic quandary shot and delivered in 3D. This thing had better not ever get a 2D release as the main thing it has going for it are the tricks that an 83-year-old magician has up his sleeves for what has been thought to be merely a commercial addition to the theater-going ordeal. The plot is insignificant, the sequences almost more so, butGoodbye to Language creates a temporary lull in the human experience that film buffs need to experience and everyone else ought to run for their lives from.
- Stranger by the Lake
- The Lego Movie
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
- The Captive
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language 3D
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…