"It’s odd, ‘casual’ means ordinary but fatal accidents are also called ‘casualties.’”
The title is a cheeky joke on Godard's part — the "rise" is entirely absent from the equation — but this disparity is also key in (my) understanding (of) the film. Joke's on you if you thought TV did the movies in, and not the movies themselves; one gorgeous but empty superimposition at a time.
P.S. Jean-Pierre Mocky's wife's name in this is Eurydice... lmao u wild for this one jay-el