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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.
“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…
Cat videos are for hacks. Dog videos are for auteurs.
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.
Words can't describe how angry I was when this was over. At a mere 69 minutes this felt like it was twice as long. One of the greatest filmmakers of all time has become a parody of himself. How sad.
I think we would probably be better off as a film culture if Godard either retired or accepted that his current work is more installation art than film.
Jean-Luc Godard has a film career spanning many years and many stylistic endeavors, and he has established himself firmly as a premier French director. He has always been unafraid to pull all plugs and film what he wants and what he feels needs to be seen. "Goodbye to Language" is perhaps his most boundary pushing movie to date.
Clocking in at a short 48 minutes, "Goodbye to Language" continues the cinematic tradition of Godard's excellent "Film Socialisme" by employing some of the same stop-and-go techniques with bizarre sound editing and uneven picture display.
This new film of Godard's was first shown in 3D to an audience at Cannes, and the viewers were stunned by its magnitude and beauty. It is…
I thought it was a pretty droll, rather absurdist satire that works quite well.
It plays out as a crappy film making fun of crappy films but with a little more sophistication to it than most weird and empty sarcastic gestures that play things straight to point out their ridiculousness.
This movie could probably be made by anyone with how deliberately incongruous and incomprehensible it is, but I think few have the audacity Godard does, and there's a subtle collected composure to it that kind of makes it work thanks to Godard. I'll spare no quarter in saying I probably missed a fair bit of the messages crammed in there, but I think this score kind of relatively reflects my…
Sólo Godard es capaz de hacer una película tan hermosa como Nuestra música y exactamente una década después una tan horrenda como Adiós al lenguaje. La peor película del año, fácil.
So, I saw this in 2D via Netflix streaming. I probably shouldn't even review the film since it sounds like the 3D aspect is what makes it worth viewing.
Like Godard's Rolling Stones doc/liberal manifesto "Sympathy for the Devil," "Goodbye to Language" is messy and disjointed. Also like "Sympathy," it has its moments but overall as a film, I wasn't impressed. I had trouble figuring out what was going on in the beginning and then felt it went on too long (mind you, it's only about 70 minutes). There was a couple and a dog, and talk of the Holocaust and people yelling in German. It was almost an SCTV spoof on art films to me. I'm sure if I saw the 3D version, I would have a better appreciation for it.
"This morning is a dream. Each person must think that the other is a dreamer."
I listed this film as an essential film to watch not because I love it, but because it's an experience every cinephile needs to sit through, whether it's a good one or a bad one. All things aside, it can be agreed among everyone that Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is a one-of-a-kind film. I think for the first time, I'm at a loss for words while reviewing for a film. And surely for the first time, I've found that the star system isn't appropriate for this film. I think I was in the rare middle section that didn't hate the film, but also didn't…
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To me, this might as well be the greatest thing of the century so far.
These words are going to get me many enemies but I'm glad to know that they will also get me friends whose love for cinema goes beyond need to see every film ever made. This is a film for those who are hungry to know what Cinema is and what Cinema can be. "Can be" especially is a question to those who who are planning to continue this exploration that was lastly done so furiously by the great Eisenstein. Most people hate categories but in my opinion we can see two categories in those who have always…
Well, Netflix doesn't has this in 3D...
But damn! This is exactly the kind of movie that people who hate foreign/indie movies think they consist of. And even more open filmgoers will find it tough to get into. But shit, I think that I totally get Godard's message. It's a gross, beautiful piece of work, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…