Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
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.
“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…
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.
Godard is definitely just fucking with us at this point and it is so fun to watch
what did i just watch................i lov my Papi
Essay-film with a cute dog. Went to bed thinking about it.
"What's the difference between an idea and a metaphor?"
Though, Goodbye to Language wasn't very friendly and comprehensible to me. I, surprisingly, could understand Godard's standpoint and intention for this film. Two characters are always trying to communicate each other with language: words, sex, and facial expressions. Though they're using those "language" in order to tell their stories and express their feelings, they still lack the communication and understand completely. And we see dogs and they're not using language to communicate. Paradoxically, they seem they're communicating well. They're even communicating with the nature.
I respect Jean-Luc Godard for experimenting with his ideas and his love for the cinema. 3D experience was very abstract and I'm still puzzled about this. Maybe I wasn't ready to comprehend this kind of film.
In the first half Godard is ecstatically self-referential, dropping visual flashbacks from the digital flora of Notre musique to the multiple-people-in-conflict-outside-of-a-car scenario he's been working on since Every Man. Considering the old while looking forward to the new, Godard finds himself still lacking the answers to "What is a city? What is a war?" but there's no worries here. It's about finding beauty in the indescribable and hope for the young to search for new words and new images.
- Je vous parle d'égalité et vous parlez de caca.
- Parce qu'enfin là, nous sommes égaux à tous.
a new kind of film. an amazing theater going experience
Now complete: The Dissolve's 2014 Movies To See Checklist
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…