Declaration of Principles“It may be true that one has to choose between ethics and aesthetics, but it is no less true that whichever one chooses, one will always find the other at the end of the road.”
Yeah, I know…Follow me on twitter.
Things I’ve Talked AboutAchewood Amedeo Modigliani Andrei Tarkovsky Andy Warhol Animal Collective Anna Karina Arcade Fire A Softer World Atlas Sound B-Side Barack Obama Beck Beirut Bela Tarr Bernardo Bertolucci Bjork Bob Dylan Brian Eno Calvin and Hobbes Coen Brothers David Fincher David Foster Wallace Deerhunter Dirty Projectors Fanfarlo Fatih Akin Flaherty Seminar Gentleman Jesse Handsome Furs Harry Nilsson Iran Jack White Jacques Rivette Jacques Tati James Franco Jay-Z Jean Luc Godard Jean Vigo Jia Zhang Ke Jim Jarmusch John Cale John Cassavetes Joseph Gordon Levitt Kanye West Kurt Vile Lars von Trier LCD Soundsystem Martin Scorsese Maureen Tucker Michael Haneke Miranda July mumblecore Neutral Milk Hotel Orson Welles Paul Thomas Anderson Phoenix Radiohead Rainer Maria Rilke Rainer Werner Fassbinder Rihanna Robert Altman Robert Bresson Sam Peckinpah Serge Gainsbourg Sigur Ros Slavoj Žižek Spike Jonze Steve McQueen Talking Heads The Beatles The White Stripes Tom Waits TV on the Radio Velvet Underground Werner Herzog
Tag Archives: Jean Luc Godard
I was not there. 😦
But here’s his amazing 4:06 trailer that condenses the entire film.
And here’s a new Godard interview (by Daniel Cohn-Bendit!) translated by Craig Keller that really puts Film Socialism in perspective.
Oh, and just for kicks:
“The legendary French film director Jean-Luc Godard, whose latest work, Film Socialisme, is showing at Cannes this week, has decided to run its subtitles in ‘Navajo English’ as in old Westerns where the Native Americans spoke in choppy phrases. Because the drama takes place on a cruise ship where no one speaks the same language, Godard has fashioned his subtitles concisely to say the least. If a character is saying “give me your watch”, the subtitle will read ‘You, me, watch.’ “
This weekend I met a Canadian Mountie that looked like Jacques Tati. So now I post this clip from one of the strangest Godards, his homage to Tati. This is how my mind works.