No es un documental sobre los Rolling Stones. Godard toma por excusa la grabación del clásico tema de los londinenses a fin de promover apuntes políticos bajo un discurso que el director venía modulando incluso desde "Dos o tres cosas...". Vemos así la entonación de posturas antisistema, en tanto, Sympathy for the devil sonando como leitmotiv (otra costura clásica del francés). Godard suma un bagaje de contracultura.
More Stones, less Godard please. I wish the Maysles had been behind this one too. I mean, Godard's political experiments parts are interesting, but very verbal and I couldn't get everything without subtitles, but they mostly don't have anything to do with the Stones footage. Messy but worth it for Keith Richards rocking the guitar.
On regarde le film avec d'autant plus d'intérêt (du moins les séquences studio, pas la tambouille expérimentale de Godard...) quand on sait que c'est justement pour l'occasion qu'ils ont écrit sympathy for the devil, qui a été rajouté à la dernière minute à Beggars Banquet
I know this film is far from perfect but it is The Rolling Stones filmed by Godard in 1968. I first saw it when I was a teenager, and I still enjoy watching the scenes with The Stones. Gimme Shelter by the Maysles is a much more powerful film, but this is cool, too.
JLG outlines a dialectic of sound/image, the contradictions of bedding them as one. The Stones, illustrative, a sum, passionate whole resulted from merged stripes of isolation. Culture is a pornography of slogans bound, resolved as spectacles of coherency. One plus one equals a relation, a new way of making--the Ophüls-like camera meandering tableau to tableau, but never completing a scene, a song, never catching up.
i understand the satire in this film, althougt that, this movie is tremendously boring. I got confused because i know that godard admired bergman, but bergman didn't admire godard, but in this filme the 'eve scene' it's horrible, why would you ever make fun of bergman's movies? what an asshole
Easily one of Godard's most underrated films, Sympathy For The Devil is an imaginative and powerful satire on current politics and a call for revolution by the youth of the world. The footage of the Stones is some of the most intimate I have ever seen, especially considering we get to see the late, great Brian Jones. The vignettes are both comical and tragic, sometimes all at once. A perfect example of 60's cinema