170 mandatory viewing experiences.
Goodbye to Language
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.
If you rearrange the letters in "Godard" you can spell "rad dog."
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.
"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.
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.
“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…
I have seen this four times now, three in 2D and once in 3D. Maybe after four more I can begin talking about it. Clearly a film that demands repeat viewings, begs to be studied, and cannot be done justice to in a mere capsule review. For now, suffice it to say that Godard's latest is the most dynamic, physical exploration of three-dimensional filmmaking I have ever experienced.
What a self-indulgent pile of nonsensical horseshit. Am I supposed to like and respect this film because Godard's name is on it? So, it was number one on Film Comment's critic's poll of the best films of 2014. I guess I'm not as critically astute or brilliant as some of those critics then. I hated it.
I should not that I saw this in 2D, not in 3D.
It visually looked great and I really liked the editing, but if I hadn't read the summary prior to watching it I would've been so lost... more than I was already. I would like to watch this again though in 3D.
Adieu au langage
An experimental film from Jean-Luc Godard, a film in which he conducted an experiment to see whether utter tosh could be considered art. Well the good people at Cahiers du cinéma and They Shoot Pictures certainly thought the experiment worked, but I'd have to politely disagree.
It took me like, two years to finally **get** this movie - reducing me to a blubbering, sobbing mess midway through. Still, I feel there is still a good deal to be said here than what has been already been done. Film Socialisme was cinema as 'cine-tract'/political tract, this is cinema as philosophy. And while the 3D is integral to viewing the film, it is still a means to an end - JLG finding new ways to express his ideas rather than creating "new" shots and such nonsense. It's worth noting that JLG himself did not see this film in 3D until after its premiere. This movie does not establish new ways of seeing, but rather is about finding new…
Uh, okay. Completely self-absorbed though not unequivocally uninteresting.
Am I allowed to say bad things if it was clearly an experiment? I wonder more so if this was to be an experiment why release it?
it's high time godard officially said goodbye to language. no one creates images better than he does!
This film is not as horrible as it is.
In no particular order (1940-2016).
🎵💃 👆👇👈👉 . 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.
Les petits canards marchent sur l'eau.