Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race.
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Anarcho film theory in praxis. I was particularly interested to learn Godard found financial backing from The Cannon Group, a production company better known for Chuck Norris action flicks and movies like Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
The film could have been more sharp and straight forward. But, Godard doesn't want it. Godard's films should be appreciate more like « abstract art collage » than like actual « narrative film » (even if it's often dull and incomprehensible), that's why we can't get Godard's work. Godard is the Picasso of cinema; it's the only one who understand the value of cinema as an art form and sociological tool. Few gets it.
This was when Godard actually began to make profound, thought-provoking films that questioned the role of the cinema (& art in general) in a time when there are so many more important things & what it really means to make a film. King Lear is a masterpiece & Godard is fully aware of this because he keeps referring back to it. This is a profound work about the instability of language & the rebirth of art’s first image
Some of it is admittedly inscrutable, though I will surely gain more from a second viewing. Overall, though, I found it an enjoyable, comically surreal rumination on the idea of reconstructing art. Godard's tricks with the soundtrack and images are always inventive and playful, even if you're not quite sure what he's up to.