Mineshaft Gap

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

Tracking Shots.

Nouvelle Vague, Godard's rumination on classism, male/female dynamics and metaphysics, is one of his most successful later works, and one that ranks amongst his best films. Making great use of French film icon Alain Delon, the film connects present and past, rich and poor all through the device of the tracking shot, a movement that Godard had all but abandoned by 1990. His return to this classic tool of the cinema combines with beautiful language (apparently mostly quotations of one sort or the other) to effectively update Renoir's Rules of the Game.

What is Godard saying in his New Wave? He condemns the consumer culture of used people and used emotions, but in the end there is hope for reconciliation between the proletariat and the bourgeois. And as always in Godard, that hope is love.

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