What is the mission of cinema after the greatest human barbarity on European soil?While the Holocaust becomes an unanswered question in the background,Godard embarks on cinematic exercises of form wondering;is cinema a caress or a blow,is it about memory or the present,should cinema be faithful or unfaithful to reality?Can love thrive again after the WWII meltdown?Can cinema give the answers to our emotional impasse?
I get the impression that Godard with movies like this and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is trying to analyse movies like Scenes from a Marriage. Which is weird. Obviously he's commenting on consumerism and the emtiness of bourgeois life that Bergman (and others) with great skill bless with an emotional reality that Godard is not interested in at all.
the main actors are charmless ..but that's beside the point ... the star of the movie is godard..through the dialogue the shots and montage .. he does things in film no one else does to this day ... by comparison makes modern cinema appear unadventurous and unambitious
Well that woman is undeniably beautiful. The use of close ups here is very apealling too, makes the scenes very nice and gorgeous, the camera movement is very interesting too. I really liked the chase scene when they are listening to that weird record. There was something kind of comedic there that stood out for me. I just don't have the confidence to say that I understood the story, past the obvious...
My first Godard and I loved it. Really resonated with me. Sublime photography and narration; although perhaps sometimes a bit overly intellectualising, but that's just part of Godard/French/Sixties I guess. The doctor has only a small part, but he is absolutely hilarious in his helpless inadequacy to provide answers to life's questions.
Sur un thème archi-classique (l'hésitation entre le mari et l'amant), Godard montre que son cinéma peut être absolument sensuel, tout en gardant sa redoutable intelligence analytique. La fragmentation des corps et des discours - naviguant entre intimité et société, entre intelligence et publicité, entre oral et écrit - illustre la complexité des rapports humains et leur indécision. Et quelle science du cadrage !