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Archive for April, 2013

The Beauty of Brutality

Monday, April 15th, 2013

“Let us rejoice and let us sing…
And dance and ring in the new…
Hail Atlantis”…Donovan


Ideally, the use of music in film is to accentuate the action being shown on the screen. When the director makes the right choice, the synergy can be incredible (such as when Antonioni layered Pink Floyd’s “Careful That Axe Eugene” onto his Dali-esque final scene of Zabriskie Point).

The Godard Coincidence

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


I guess my relationship with the films of Jean-Luc Godard could be described as “It’s Complicated”.

I’ve gone out of my way to seen every film I have had access to…which might be close to 30. Yet, it’s hard to say I really like his films…it’s more that I find them extremely interesting.

His early to mid-60’s films were the best. Known as the father of the French New Wave, Godard’s films had an incredible style to them even though I didn’t necessarily understand the point of his artistic effort. He also featured incredible looking women (especially the smoking hot Anna Karina) and allusions to socialist politics which weren’t all that obtrusive at first but got much more so later to the detriment of his art IMO.

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