May 18, 2013

Godard should have directed a version of The Great Gatsby

Seriously. The voice-over that amplifies nostalgia, poignancy and artificiality; the grip of fantasy and the dread of reality; the famous dance scene that was used as a moment to investigate or explain character; the glamour of the city and its dreariness. All the talk, talk, talk. Pictured from left: Nick, Daisy, Gatsby. Bande a part (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964).