Now complete: The Dissolve's 2014 Movies To See Checklist
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.
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.
A little pretentious, Goddard style, this looks like a farewell movie. Bringing an uncommon use of 3d, Goddard creates images that go from plastic beauty to visual discomfort - the movie was shot using many cameras, including low resolution ones. During this movie we tour by frames from many of his previous films, like Le Mepris, Pierrot le fou and Le petit soldat, and he still masters the modulation between music and silence. It also reminded me the movies from late Chris Marker, the fragments assemblage from Sans Soleil and the political and historical touch from Le fond de l'air est rouge. An interesting film, but there has been a long time since I've seen so many people leaving the theater before the end.
i am speechless.
O Godard de hoje é um realizador que desaprendeu o seu ofício, contentando-se em filmar indivíduos sem nenhum preparo para a interpretação vomitando citações de Darwin, Faulkner e Sartre aleatoriamente. Na mistura, similar ao processo de embaralhar um castelo de cartas que acabou de desabar, há ainda o sacrilégio em picotar Bethoveen e Tchaikovsky para provocar uma sonoridade estridente e as imagens captadas com equipamentos que destoam em qualidade e portabilidade.
Jean-Luc Godard was 84 when he made "Goodbye to Language". It shared the Jury prize at Cannes with 25 year old Xavier Dolan's "Mommy". Age is no barrier when it comes to making movies, right? Easy to be innovative at any age, right; be that Dolan's mucking about with the size of the screen or 84 year old Godard's abandonment of narrative altogether. Neither film is likely to please all of the pundits although Godard's did come runner-up in Sight and Sound's poll of the best films of the year. Of course, it isn't just language that Godard is saying goodbye to here; by choosing to make his film in 3D it's as if he has decided to turn his…
the act of seeing with Godard's own eyes
there are lone images in this film that are greater than most movies i watch on a regular basis.
Incoherent and insufferable. It's on the same level as Film Socialisme, which therefore makes it one of the worst films i've ever seen.
Virtuoso deconstruction of cinema language that amounts to something that is ultimately impenetrable and inscrutable, at least to me. It's an obscurantist suite about our metaphorical relationship to nature (a theme pronounced loudly, albeit abstrusely, by titles), and Godard couples his intellectualism with a base animalism that is refreshing to behold. Can't admit to having the faintest grasp on it, but you can sense Godard's still-youthful vigour and vitality in the playfulness with which he communicates through new technology. The twin camera separated pan (how to describe?) is a rare justification for 3D technology (the other being Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams) although I wasn't able to watch it in 3D, and had to rely on my imagination to picture it in it's full glory. Watched on a computer after resigning myself to the fact that no one in this damn town would ever screen this at a cinema.
'Weird 3D Demo Reel: Home Movies Edition' proves that Jean- Lic Godard probably already had access to too many dimensions before adding a third.
I couldn't say if it was the film or it just being late at night, but I did fall asleep half-way through.
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…