The Image Book (Le livre d'image) Reviews

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Not abysmal, albeit a well coiffed and stylish pontification of modern clergistic remedies.

    Not abysmal, albeit a well coiffed and stylish pontification of modern clergistic remedies.

  • Mar 28, 2019

    New Wave film legend Jean-Luc Godard. Godard's personal views on the state of affairs in the world and his more targeted political commentary is characterized by some film critics as coherent, but there is a distinct disconnect in the imagery and dialogue in the first 75 minutes of the film. While some of Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s color saturated images are stunning and well worth the wait, one must have embraced his last film, Goodbye to Language, to fully accept the artistic construct of his new film. At its best, The Image Book is a continuous rollout of images that Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s cinematographer has cleverly manipulated in terms of speed, lightening, darkening and tilting, which have the power to evoke different emotions from each viewer. The film, alternatively, can be viewed as incongruous images tenuously thread together with Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s opinions of worldly dread, especially as it relates to the European social/political environment, and that of the world generally

    New Wave film legend Jean-Luc Godard. Godard's personal views on the state of affairs in the world and his more targeted political commentary is characterized by some film critics as coherent, but there is a distinct disconnect in the imagery and dialogue in the first 75 minutes of the film. While some of Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s color saturated images are stunning and well worth the wait, one must have embraced his last film, Goodbye to Language, to fully accept the artistic construct of his new film. At its best, The Image Book is a continuous rollout of images that Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s cinematographer has cleverly manipulated in terms of speed, lightening, darkening and tilting, which have the power to evoke different emotions from each viewer. The film, alternatively, can be viewed as incongruous images tenuously thread together with Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s opinions of worldly dread, especially as it relates to the European social/political environment, and that of the world generally

  • Mar 28, 2019

    New Wave film legend Jean-Luc Godard. Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s personal views on the state of affairs in the world and his more targeted political commentary is characterized by some film critics as coherent, but there is a distinct disconnect in the imagery and dialogue in the first 75 minutes of the film. While some of Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s color saturated images are stunning and well worth the wait, one must have embraced his last film, Goodbye to Language, to fully accept the artistic construct of his new film. At its best, The Image Book is a continuous rollout of images that Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s cinematographer has cleverly manipulated in terms of speed, lightening, darkening and tilting, which have the power to evoke different emotions from each viewer. The film, alternatively, can be viewed as incongruous images tenuously thread together with Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s opinions of worldly dread, especially as it relates to the European social/political environment, and that of the world generally

    New Wave film legend Jean-Luc Godard. Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s personal views on the state of affairs in the world and his more targeted political commentary is characterized by some film critics as coherent, but there is a distinct disconnect in the imagery and dialogue in the first 75 minutes of the film. While some of Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s color saturated images are stunning and well worth the wait, one must have embraced his last film, Goodbye to Language, to fully accept the artistic construct of his new film. At its best, The Image Book is a continuous rollout of images that Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s cinematographer has cleverly manipulated in terms of speed, lightening, darkening and tilting, which have the power to evoke different emotions from each viewer. The film, alternatively, can be viewed as incongruous images tenuously thread together with Godardï¿ 1/2(TM)s opinions of worldly dread, especially as it relates to the European social/political environment, and that of the world generally

  • Feb 22, 2019

    One of Professor Godard's densest video lectures, The Image Book drops all pretense of an overarching theme for a series of short collage films built out of his own and other's movies, most distorted through video effects that give the film a psychedelic glow. The primary pieces concern train travel, the law, and the Arab World. Images collide with tangential bits of narration as it all swirls around inside Godard's brain. JLG may be about to turn 90, but he's still the most challenging filmmaker around.

    One of Professor Godard's densest video lectures, The Image Book drops all pretense of an overarching theme for a series of short collage films built out of his own and other's movies, most distorted through video effects that give the film a psychedelic glow. The primary pieces concern train travel, the law, and the Arab World. Images collide with tangential bits of narration as it all swirls around inside Godard's brain. JLG may be about to turn 90, but he's still the most challenging filmmaker around.

  • Jan 25, 2019

    If you want to induce a panic attack or feel like you've taken every drug imaginable then this is the film for you.

    If you want to induce a panic attack or feel like you've taken every drug imaginable then this is the film for you.