Passion (Godard's Passion) (1982)
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Critic Reviews for Passion (Godard's Passion)
Mr. Godard has made a funny, fractured, totally self-absorbed movie, without a real story, about the making of a movie that has no real story.
In spite of its best intentions, the film is a frustrating, even challenging, but ultimately empty experience.
A superb film with more narrative than one usually expects from Godard and a surprising amount of humor.
Audience Reviews for Passion (Godard's Passion)
does godard get credit for this mess because its a good film, or because he's jean luc godard? im not at all sure what he was doing here, but there are too many problems to list.
I use the word "interesting" a lot (way too often) in my reviews. And Passion is interesting. Godard draws some parallels between love and work, comments on the plight of workers (there are repeated allusions to the Solidarnosc movement in Poland) and makes an 8 1/2 type of self-referential film about filmmaking. However, "interesting" doesn't necessarily mean "good", and for every scene that raises your interest (and there are a few very good ones), there's another one to chase it away. It's a relentlessly messy work, and although I do respect Godard's willingness to make movies with utter disregard for his audience, it's not always too fun to be part of that audience. A lot of this shit is really irritating or really dull, even when it does make sense. Also, it's perfectly fine to make a movie without a story, but when you're constantly telling the audience there's no story you're just a pompous asshole. Raoul Coutard's photography was rather nice, though.
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