#74. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966, Jean-Luc Godard) (update 1)(2013 refresh)

note: This prediction was made long ago. We’ll have to decide if we are going to watch the film as is, or throw it back in the pile.

The Prediction:

(editor’s note: I don’t know about the movie, but I’ll tell you 2 or 3 things I know about Connie. 1) she isn’t going to want to make a prediction, but in the end I’ll convince her 2) I think re-reverting to the moral high ground (“these movies are good for you. All the smart people are watching them!”) will help motivate her to continue watching, and 3) it may take me 5 or 6 days and a trek in the Himalayas to effectively make that argument. This means that we may not get around to watching this film until the middle of March. Which is a good thing, because it just might take that long to download it. Your predictions as to this movie’s content, greatness, and the Oscar acceptance speeches by its director, editor, stars, cinematographer, sound technicians, and producers are, as always, encouraged.)

Okay, okay. I’ll make a prediction. This is the story of a young intellectual, who dreams of writing a book that will change the course of … oh, I don’t know … psychology. For years, this intellectual dedicates his or her every waking moment to an exploration of an unwed mother’s life. After so much time and effort, our main character finally admits that he only knows 2 or 3 things about this woman, not enough to even write an article. It is truly heartbreaking. (note: this prediction was made on Feb 24, 2009)

The Film

We’re taking a sleeping break with 28 minutes to go.



alternative reflections….

“I like thinking and all, but I really liked the clothes. Also there was a loud pinball machine, and some cool posters. Great cultural artifacts. It was loud.”

after reading this review and this one.

“Wow. Art.”

Another review: two or three things I know about shit

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