Mineshaft Gap

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

JLG does Shakespeare.

Literally. Godard's King Lear is a film of bizarre beauty, and lyrical ugliness. The film is destruction of Shakespeare's text and a recombination into a poem on the importance of art. Either that or it is an elaborate practicle joke that Godard has deftly pulled on all of us.

Probably second to Soigne ta Droit in my least favorite Godard's, and certainly no First Name: Carmen, or Passion. King Lear is interesting in sections and maddening in others. Of course that is certainly what Godard intended, so perhaps it is wholly successful.

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