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Reply #315 on: May 09, 2012, 12:10:29 PM

Jean-Luc Godard Shooting Next Film In 3D; First Poster and Cast Assemble
Posted by Jordan Raup, on May 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm
Coming off the divisive Film Socialisme, French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard is not simply resting on his laurels. The Breathless director is already in production in his next film, titled Goodbye to Language and the production company Wild Bunch have revealed the currently shooting film will be in 3D, along with information on the cast and first sales poster for the film they’re taking to the Cannes market.

The cast is made up of French actors Héloise Godet, Zoe Bruneau, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevalier and Jessica Erickson. While there is no official synopsis, Godard previously expressed interest in 3D back in 2010, saying he likes “when new techniques are introduced. Because it doesn’t have any rules yet.” He went on to say this film will be about ”a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know. The rest is simple.”

It sounds like he’s figured it out, as Godard is in production already. The director will be joining other legendary filmmakers experimenting with the new technology, such as Wim Wenders, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and more, but it’s no question that I’m most interested in seeing what attracts Godard to this new format.

We’ll hopefully get more information when the film hits the Cannes marketplace.

What do you think about Godard taking on 3D?


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Reply #316 on: May 09, 2012, 02:25:55 PM
Wow. Er... I'd be interested in seeing what he does with it as I'd like to think it's be an experience like no other. On the other hand, it could be a big steaming pile of turd like most 3D movies are. Fuck, he could just be planning on doing a whole movie about why 3D is bad. It will be interesting to follow news on this one.

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Reply #317 on: May 09, 2012, 06:44:39 PM
Does this mean I have to start taking it seriously?
We often went to the cinema, the screen would light up and we would tremble, but also, increasingly often, Madeleine and I were disappointed. The images had dated, they jittered, and Marilyn Monroe had gotten terribly old. We were sad, this wasn't the film we had dreamed of, this wasn't the total film that we all carried around inside us, this film that we would have wanted to make, or, more secretly, no doubt, that we would have wanted to live.


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Reply #318 on: May 09, 2012, 08:01:07 PM
Does this mean I have to start taking it seriously?

No. Godard is a joke.
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Reply #319 on: February 19, 2017, 03:43:26 PM
"For a while now, my holy grail has been Une Femme Coquette, the second short film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It’s a nine-minute Guy De Maupassant adaptation he shot on 16 mm in Geneva in 1955, using money earned from the sale of Opération Béton, his first short and one of my earliest holy grails. Une Femme Coquette is the most elusive rarity of the French New Wave, and possibly the most difficult-to-see film by a name filmmaker that isn’t believed to be irretrievably lost. Actually, plenty of references list it as lost—which, again, it isn’t—because it’s never been distributed and because no film archive or public collection will cop to owning a print.

this is the kind of thing which in the past everyone not in a city would be hearing about but missing out on. it's some straight up rediscovered Godard just fucking casual chilling on youtube. you may have to click it open to read the subtitles.

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Reply #320 on: November 24, 2018, 04:22:49 PM

Six months after its Cannes premiere, “The Image Book” has itself a trailer. This new look at Jean-Luc Godard’s latest avant-garde offering, which was awarded the first ever Special Palme d’Or after debuting on the Croisette, will have a unique release in the UK next month before arriving stateside in January.

Here’s the synopsis: “Jean-Luc Godard returns with ‘The Image Book,’ a bracing, beautiful and confrontational essay film interrogating our relationship with film, culture and global politics. Soundtracked by a deeply immersive 7.1 mix, it splices together classic film clips and newsreel footage, often stretched, saturated and distorted almost beyond recognition. Winner of the Cannes Special Palme d’Or, this is a journey through layers of light and darkness, sound and silence, innocence and guilt — sometimes disturbing, often moving and always deeply visceral. It’s proof, if we ever needed it, that the master auteur hasn’t lost his bite.”

In his Cannes review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn suggested how to approach this strange beast of a film: “You choose to engage, or reject the entire endeavor outright. Anyone poised to do the latter falls into the filmmaker’s trap: More media installation than movie, “The Image Book” bemoans a vapid world well into the process of disintegration, and his film is engineered to simulate that process in visceral terms.”

“The Image Book” will play at a number of UK theaters on December 2 before premiering on Mubi the next day. Its US release begins on January 25 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.