Jean-Luc Godard's Two or Three Things I Know About Her is a film that I respect and appreciate more than outright love. Godard's Two or Three Things I Know About Her pretty much abandons the restraints of narrative, instead opting for an cinematic essay on the ever-expanding consumer culture, and it's effect on the individual and the world as a whole. The film is absolutely loaded with ideals, and while some of the sequences are great, the sequence at the gas station where Godard talks about image and perception stood out, as a whole I found the film to be a little too overloaded for my liking. There are some very profound points but the film is essentially philosophical masturbation, though I don't necessarily mean that as a bad thing. I really loved the scene in the coffee shop also, where the cinematography contemplates an expresso, essentially using it as a symbolic representation of the universe around us, a swirling whirlwind of bubbles and foam. Two or Three Thing I Know About Her is a film thats sum doesn't equal its individual parts, but I still found sections to be quite fascinating. While I'm still making it through Godard's later area work, I seem to be in the minority in preferring many of those films to his much more highly regarded sixties efforts.
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