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« Reply #150 on: December 01, 2004, 08:37:00 PM »
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I just saw my first Godard.

"Weekend"

I feel a little confused and dirty.  Therefore, I will watch it again.
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« Reply #151 on: December 01, 2004, 08:47:21 PM »
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where did you find a copy of it?
i wonder why this doesn't come to DVD?

is it true that there's something about a fish and the femal anatomy?

i'm playing 20 questions (or 3 rather). :?:
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« Reply #152 on: December 01, 2004, 09:20:49 PM »
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where did you find a copy of it?
i wonder why this doesn't come to DVD?

is it true that there's something about a fish and the femal anatomy?

i'm playing 20 questions (or 3 rather). :?:
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1) My library has has these old dusty shelves (No joke, they're ancient) of foreign films that groups have donated to the library at some point or another, and almost all of them haven't been checked out more than twice.  It's a goldmine for me to reap in some free culture.  They've got almost every Kurosawa, and always surprises me what I find the next time.

2) I can only seem to find it on VHS.

3) SPOILERS...sort of Basically, these cannibal guerillas have these people kidnapped, and they are preparing this woman to be eaten, so they crack some eggs over her, and then it appears that they wedge a fish into her vagina.  Of course, you just seem the man force it down, and her knees sticking up, but I guess that's up to your imagination.  
Oddly enough, that isn't even the weirdest part of the movie.
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« Reply #153 on: December 01, 2004, 10:43:39 PM »
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weekend is brilliant and repeated viewings only yield more of its treasure.  except that one section with the two political speeches.  that's boring.  but i'm pretty sure it's supposed to be a joke.  so whatever.

haha and weekend should NOT be anyone's first experience with Godard.

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« Reply #154 on: December 05, 2004, 01:46:58 AM »
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Quote from: bigideas
i wonder why this doesn't come to DVD?


New Yorker [supposebly] is releasing it early next year.

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« Reply #155 on: December 06, 2004, 06:56:35 AM »
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i finally watched Alphaville. i'm not sure what i think yet.
i'm trying to figure out where the Alpha 60's voice is coming from. am i supposed to assume there are speakers placed everywhere or what?
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« Reply #156 on: December 06, 2004, 09:50:03 AM »
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i finally watched Alphaville. i'm not sure what i think yet.

haha, another way of saying you dont like it, although you feel that you are somehow supposed to.  dont worry a handful of us felt the same way (atleast the first time we saw it).  i guess wait a while and try watching it again, (although i have yet to give it another try).
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« Reply #157 on: December 06, 2004, 03:20:34 PM »
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yeah, i felt the same, too.

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« Reply #158 on: December 06, 2004, 06:46:07 PM »
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i finally watched Alphaville. i'm not sure what i think yet.

haha, another way of saying you dont like it, although you feel that you are somehow supposed to.  dont worry a handful of us felt the same way (atleast the first time we saw it).  i guess wait a while and try watching it again, (although i have yet to give it another try).


not exactly. if you do a search of the board of me and new wave films you will see this is my usual reaction. i'm confused about the Alpha 60 voice. it would just come out of nowhere.
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« Reply #159 on: December 10, 2004, 03:41:54 AM »
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Criterion is releasing Tout Va Bien in February, Godard's 1972 film starring Jane Fonda.  I've never seen it, but I'll blind buy it.

Alphaville requires patience and repeated viewings -- it is one of Godard's best films.  Scorsese took camera moves from Alphaville and used them in Taxi Driver.  Alphaville's sterile and despairing view of technology and the future influenced not only THX 1138 but also The Conversation.

Simply from a visual, spatial, and graphic design standpoint, Alphaville is worthy of close study.
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« Reply #160 on: December 10, 2004, 06:46:21 AM »
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doesn't Lemmy drive a Mustang? that's kinda funny.

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explain to me the guy in the hotel after the woman ask if he wants to take a bath. is this just a gag sort of? it was funny to me when he smashed through the door windows. it made me think of that doorin the apt. in Contempt.
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« Reply #161 on: January 15, 2005, 11:11:13 AM »
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« Reply #162 on: January 15, 2005, 03:43:05 PM »
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Godard's films are filled with digressions, in which characters give long speeches about politics and so forth.  One of his recurrent themes is prostitution, which for him is a metaphor for capitalism (at least, that's my interpretation of it).

I guess the best way to approach Godard is to expect digressions in his storylines, along with jump-cutting, background music that stops and starts for no reason, and self-conscious filmmaking techniques (whether in staging, framing, lighting or camera moves) that make the viewer aware he's watching a movie.
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« Reply #163 on: January 15, 2005, 04:07:39 PM »
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yeah. that sounds like you just watched My Life to Live.
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« Reply #164 on: January 15, 2005, 09:25:08 PM »
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ahh what a gratifying experience it is to watch that film.

 

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