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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 appearances, Godard's films are drastically untopical. An art concerned
Another example: the division of Vivre Sa Vie into twelve episodes, with long
titles like chapter headings at the beginning of each episode, telling us more or
less what is going to happen. The rhythm of Vivre Sa Vie is stopping-and-starting.
17 This one lapse aside, Vivre Sa Vie seems to me a perfect film. That is, it sets
out to do something that is both noble and intricate, and wholly succeeds in doing
it. Godard is perhaps the only director today who is interested in “philosophical ...
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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