2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her... (imdb)
Cast and Information
Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Vimenet
Starring: Jean-Luc Godard, Juliet Berto, Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Yves Beneyton, Christophe Bourseiller, Raoul Lévy, Jean Narboni, Joseph Gehrard, Roger Montsoret, Helena Bielicic
AKAs: Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle, Two or Three Things I Know About Her...
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her belongs to 43 collections
1. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (collaborative: moderated by kozan26 - 239 stars)
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More half-baked bullshit from Godard. All empty philosphical musings, the kind of uninteresting crap like "what do words mean?" and "how do I know that blue wasn't misnamed green?" that might fascinate a pack of stoned college freshmen but leaves me absolutely cold. Just a random collection of stuff that has nothing to do with anyone's lives, means nothing, reveals nothing. And he gets off some adolescent potshots at consumerism and America. Bravo for your impotent raging against the machine!
Watching this film is the equivalent of taking a hammer and breaking every one of your own toes for the sole purpose of writing about the experience in a scholarly journal. It seriously is a masochistic experience and I can't help but feel that Godard is out there somewhere, vigorously masturbating to the collective pain of his audience. This film is highly recommended for use at Guantanamo Bay.
Godard is at his best here when he ponders ideas of consumerism and communication. Typical for the director at this time and hardly groundbreaking themes for consideration, but nonetheless addressed in a poetic, lyrical manner quite at odds what emerges as his perspective. Ruminations on urban renewal in particular resonate, as the wonderful architectural photography is very much at odds with the director's seeming disdain.
Hollow, underdeveloped, unfocused. Silly vagaries. Faux-intellectualism. Abstract poetics mixed with tedious politics. This is the Godard I hate.
Godard totally went to shit during this period. I found it hardly poetic; just empty stream of consciousness.
In this film Godard has broken away from narrative in favor of a cinema of association. Word and image play off of one another as he foregrounds the world of ideas and leaves behind the full range of human experience. While I'm sympathetic to the impulse of the film, Godard's insistence on emotionally distancing the audience and presenting what amounts to a lecture comes across as a dated technique. Presenting ideas is easy. Reflecting ideas in a recognizable human being is the real challenge.
Heartwarming. Adapting Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew to a contemporary teenage American setting was a stroke of genius.
even if it were good political philosophy (it isn't), it's terrible cinema. there isn't much more to say about the worst of godard's interminable tedium.
|Average Percentile 54.95% from 592 Ratings|