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Oui or Non? (22 December 2010) in blog Godard Montage starts with a screen grab of Godard, with its subtitle in English, Can the new little digital camera save the cinema?

It’s only a short post:

Godard is correct I think not to respond to this question. There is a pause, a moment of silence, and then a cut. The question, in an important sense, is not for him to answer (and it’s a nice touch that the lighting of this shot doesn’t allow us to search for an answer in his facial expressions). This is a question for the next generation of filmmakers and artists. Oui ou non? They must decide – or, by not deciding, fail.

Although the post doesn’t say it, the still comes from Godard’s 2004 film Notre Musique.

There’s a YouTube of the scene without subtitles:

Jim’s Reviews at Jim’s Film Website does a full post on Notre Music:

A student now asks Godard, “Can the new little digital cameras save the cinema?”

One Plus One
Eric Hynes on Jean-Luc Godard’s In Praise of Love

No date on this post.

“Film Socialisme” was shot in digital:

CANNES REVIEW | Oh God(ard): Is “Film Socialisme” the Scandale du Festival?
by Eric Kohn (May 23, 2010)

In Cinemascope:

Spotlight : Film Socialsme (Jean-Luc Godard Switzlerland/France)

Andres Picard

Film Socialism: The Gold Standard
Richard Brody, New Yorker, 1 June 2011

June 9, 2011 - Posted by | film analog/digital, film techniques, film theory, French films, Godard, Jean-Luc Godard

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