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The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company

Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma

Dirigida por Jean-Luc Godard
Suiza, Francia, 1986
Avant-Garde, Drama, Thriller


El episodio de Godard para la serie de televisión, Série noire (1984), es un regreso a los temas ya tratados en Pasión y El Desprecio; una guerra de palabras entre un director, un productor y una actriz durante la producción de una película de televisión barata.

The Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company Dirigida por Jean-Luc Godard
It is [Eurydice's] screen test, set to Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee," that becomes the movie's great emotional setpiece. . . . The actors who pour into this company's offices for a chance at a part-some preening, some sullen, others with a deep sadness—are the victims of that industry. As the film goes on, however, they also become one of its main sources of momentum and life.
November 03, 2017
Never one to rest on the laurels of verbalized provocation, Godard augments the academic speculation of Grandeur et décadence—its thesis on the art and commerce of visual media and the state of the industry circa 1986—with the sort of formal defiance that put him on the map as far back as his heady New Wave days.
July 13, 2018
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As funny as Mr. Godard’s claim that he’s recently moved to Reykjavik, Iceland, to be closer to great chess is, his near prediction of what would become, in his own life and practice, a larger isolation from the ostensible center of French filmmaking here speaks to a disillusionment that has a genuine poignancy.
July 12, 2018
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