Are any of his post-60’s films worth seeing?
I’ll take the bait.
Yes, although they are not for everyone, Godard has continued to make important films after the 1960’s. HIs HISTOIRE (S) DU CINEMA project is perhaps one of his greatest contributions. It is also the first work in a long time to attempt a new form of montage which is interesting.
Other works post 1960’s that are worth seeing include ICI ET AILLEURS, FRANCE/TOUR/ DETOUR/DEUX ENFANTS, SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE)), PASSION, PRENOM CARMEN, JE VOUS SALUE SARAJEVO (its on youtube), JLG/JLG, ELOGE DE L’AMOUR and NOTRE MUSIQUE.
I find it odd, on a site devoted to film appreciation, that there is so much negativity oriented to one of the few people in the world that have devoted their lives to asking questions about the limits of the definition of cinema. We can sit here and argue about what cinema IS or IS NOT. It’s a boring topic. Godard is engaged in a much more interesting topic (for me anyways) and that is: “What is it that cinema can be.”
Thinking about buying Hail Mary on eBay. From what I’ve seen, it looks fantastic, but I’ve been Godard’d into watching people read books aloud for 80 minutes before, so….