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5 Godard's films are particularly directed toward proof, rather than analysis. Vivre
Sa Vie is an exhibit, a demonstration. It shows that something happened, not why
it happened. It exposes the inexorability of an event. For this reason, despite ...
But in Godard's film the values of sanctity and martyrdom are transposed to a
totally secular plane. Godard offers us Montaigne instead of Pascal, something
akin to the mood and intensity of Bressonian spirituality but without Catholicism.
It is the fact that Godard is clearly making a reference outside the film, to the fact
that the young actress who plays Nana, Anna Karina, is his wife. He is mocking
his own tale, which is unforgivable. It amounts to a peculiar failure of nerve, as if ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review