Gai Savoir, Le (1969)
“Yes, learn. All we wanted was to learn.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… as his two characters “hav[e] a discourse on language” while “the camera is constantly cutting to points of visual references—Paris streets, cartoon strips, pop posters—images, which, though fragmented, make complete sense.”
“Complete sense” is a bit of a stretch; indeed, this is an intensely heady, academic affair — one which will only appeal to those ready to dive into assertions like, “We can say all we want about what we see, but what we see is never lodged in what we say.” and “The conflicts of a child, I said, are not conflicts with reality but originate from the subject’s inability to identify himself — so what is being questioned is the image of oneself.” Not exactly clear as day, but at least it’s all photographed beautifully by Georges Leclerc.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments:
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[PASS} I’ve reached my breaking point with Jean-Pierre Léaud-in-the-lead Godard films. I just… can’t… anymore.