Mungkin memang Godard cuma pengen diingat karena 'gaya'-nya yang enggak jelas ini. Berhasil karena pemainnya cantik-ganteng + narasi sesuka hati + color scheme yang catchy. Substansi? Nol. Kalau mau belajar bergaya, belajarlah ke Godard.
Heart obliterated. Poses which never result in any kind of blossoming musical movement, musical cues which never lead to musical movement, an aesthetic, emotional, communal, individualist limbo, fastened supremely between oppositional elements. Sure, there's much distanciation, but the overall effect is thoroughly poignant. Vérité, working the frame, blistering montage sequences, sincerity: another Godard masterwork.
I have a confession to make- I am in love with the cinema and philosophy of Jean-Luc Godard. With this film, he gives one of his biggest Anti-Hollywood statements, pointing aim at the movie musical. In doing such, he created this wonderful little gem that I think may be under seen!
So far, I think this is Godard's most accessible film. It's almost like an 'anti-musical', there is little singing but the music more than makes up for it. Making what is almost the quntissential 'musical' plot and turns into a wonderfully light and playful story.
My only problem is that it seems to end just a little too early, but still very enjoyable.