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.
“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.
...et Bonjour un des meillures films de 2014. Sorry if my french isn't great.
Εχω να δω Γκοντάρ από τον "Τρελό Πιερό" του 1968. Από εκείνο το σημείο, αυτός που κυκλοφορεί με το ίδιο όνομα (και θεωρεί οτι είναι το ίδιο άτομο) δοκίμασε τις αντοχές μου με τρόπο σαδιστικό.
Ο "Γκοντάρ", λοιπόν, στο τελευταίο "τίστονπούτσοείναιπάλιαυτό" του, παρουσιάζει κάτι που έχει καεί από το πρώτο του χαρτί: τη δοκιμιακή γλώσσα. Ο οργασμός του... ακατέργαστου ακολουθεί. Ποιού ακατέργαστου, θα μου πείς. Κοίταξε, τα "A Bout De Souffle" και "Band Aparte" που ήξερες να τα ξεχάσεις! Οταν λέμε ακατέργαστο, εννοούμε "ο,τι κουμπί βρέθηκε μπροστά μας το πατήσαμε". 'Η το πάτησε ο σκύλος, ποιός ξέρει. Σημασία έχει οτι τα δοκίμια, τα χύμα κοψίματα, ο ήχος που τράβηξε το ένα κανάλι για Χίο και το άλλο για Μυτιλήνη, τα…
It's as if an 80-year-old auteur went back and reshot his student film.
So this is apparently Jean Luc Godards best film since the 60's?
Oh my, oh my indeed.
I love his film he made up until 1967 and I haven't seen anything since then, except this one. Now I'm not sure if I want to find out whats between 1967 and 2014.
You definitely lose a bit without the 3D- a pretty strange thing to watch on Netflix- but just as jarring.
This film is certainly an experience. It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and I’m glad I could watch it. Some parts worked really for well me, like all the parts with the dog, while others did not. I’m sure it would be easy to call a lot of this movie artistic bullshit, but I don’t think it is. There were a lot of parts that made no sense to me, but just because I don’t understand it does not make it bad. There were a lot of provocative images and intelligent dialogue. The film definitely made me think about life, relationships, nature, and most everything. I don’t really know how to rate this but I’ll try.
didn't see this in 3-d so i missed out on that aspect. takes godard's characteristic dialogue/dynamics, boils them down to something deeply cynical and adds in noise, extreme contrasts in color and image to say that maybe we don't know what the hell we're talking about, that there's no way to express ourselves. lots to unwrap here, not the easiest film to watch but something unique and worthwhile
Goodbye to Language is a movie that I appreciated but I'm not sure how much of it I comprehended. It's a movie interested in playing with boundaries of what film can be and do. Goodbye to Language was shot using nontraditional means, including Go Pros. It's also a film deeply interested in philosophy that I don't entirely understand. But like I said, I appreciate the efforts of film legend Goddard.
I also didn't see Goodbye to Language in 3D, and this that could have greatly effected my appreciation for the movie.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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