Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language is a film that defies any real type of narrative description. Godard seems to have decided that film is a way of communicating ideas, uninterested in telling stories. Goodbye to Language is a challening film in this regard, as it expresses a host of ideas related to the sociology of human existence. Expression seems to be the attribute that is most important to Godard, and Goodbye To Language is full of interesting dissertions about a host of topics including gender politics and human nature. Technically speaking the film is very impressive, with Godard delivering a cinematic treat of composition, framing, and technique. Goodbye to Language certainly comes off overbearing at times, with its intellectual style sure to turn off a lot of viewers. While I didn't love the film as much as some, it's without question fascinating, with a major theme centered around the selfishness and narcissitic nature of man, blaming everything but oneself for the problems. Society blames government but then demands they are responsible for taking care of us – the hypocrisy of humanity. Godard argues that conflict is inevitable in all aspects of life, creating a unique and memorable film.
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