Mineshaft Gap

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


Notre Musique is a film of dualities. Heaven/hell, man/woman, Palestinian/Israeli, life/death, art/destruction, war/peace. It sees this duality as the very essence of both life and all its problems. But from this duality there can come devices, strategies, arts to bridge the gap, to overcome and to unite. Godard posits that the cinematic image is the great hope for uniting the world.

The central scene in the film is Godard's lecture on montage. He sees this essential joining of two disparate things, shots, meanings, light as a literal ability to join Israel-Palestine, life-death. It comes to a point where it all becomes music, unifying music.

In reality, all is shot-reverse shot and if war is just the other side of peace then peace is obtainable, since war is.

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