Meetin’ WA is a 1986 short film by Jean-Luc Godard. In the film, he interviews his “old friend” Woody Allen. Throughout the film there are cuts in the interviews featuring photographs and film clips from Woody Allen’s films. The two of them talk about movies, life, relationships to other directors and actors and Woody’s past. The segments of the interview are separated by title cards, black cards and white type, a Woody Allen trademark. It runs for 26 minutes. –wikipedia
The lynchpin of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard was arguably the most influential filmmaker of the postwar era. Beginning with his groundbreaking 1959 feature debut A Bout de Souffle, Godard revolutionized the motion picture form, freeing the medium from the shackles of its long-accepted cinematic language by rewriting the rules of narrative, continuity, sound, and camera work. Later in his career, he also challenged the common means of feature production, distribution, and exhibition, all in an effort to subvert the conventions of the Hollywood formula to create a new kind of film.
Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children. After receiving his primary education in Nyon, Switzerland – during World War II, he became a naturalized Swiss citizen – he studied ethnology at the Sorbonne, but spent the vast majority of his days at the Cine-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met fellow film fanatics Francois Truffaut and Jacques Rivette. In May… read more
I know I shouldn't have, but I kept laughing at Godard's intertitles. They seemed like a constant "fuck you" to Woody Allen.
Hearing what Allen has to say is great, but Godard keeps interrupting things with pointless photographs, and noises that drain out part of the conversation. So watch it if you want to hear some interesting things from Allen, and if you want to have a negative strike against Godard (not his first from me).
Godard tries to put his touch on an interview in which he's not the main subject. It's rude to WA and all the interventions block the only good thing we could extract from this interview, which could be the director's goal, but ends up being a huge waste of subject.