Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

Pleased to meet you.

Sympathy for the Devil/One Plus One is a bizarre, difficult, effecting film from the much maligned Godard middle period. Just before the beginning of the Dziga Vertov group period, JLG goes to London to follow the recording of the Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil". He intercuts amazing camerawork here with segments revolving around black militants and Anne Wiazmesky's Eve Democracy a Godardian post-intellectual revolutionary.

There is not a lot of intellectual or philosophical cohesiveness to the film, but I sincerely doubt Godard ever intended there to be. He poses grand ideas, dialectics between race and music, politics and pop. He has few answers and seems hardly even to begin to judge, but it is still interesting to watch Godard thinking out loud.

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