13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »
Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad, and ugly periods of the country's history, this post-modern film portrays the abstract ... See full summary »
Godard's documentation of late 1960's western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »
Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »
On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is ... See full summary »
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »
Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »
In Godard and Gorin's free interpretation of the Chicago Eight trial, Judge Hoffman becomes Judge Himmler (who doodles notes on Playboy centerfolds), the Chicago Eight become microcosms of ... See full summary »
The title and subtitle of this French miniseries are "Six Times Two; Over and under the media". The "six" refers to the fact that there are six episodes; the "two" has a double meaning. Each of these episodes is a collaboration between two people: Jean-Luc Godard and his long-time partner Anne-Marie Miéville, but the "two" also refers to the fact that each episode has a two-part structure. The individual episodes run 100 minutes each, split almost precisely into two 50-minute sections.
Each episode deals with a specific theme -- history, women, labour -- with the first half being an overview of that topic, and the second half being a documentary interview with one person who somehow represents that very broad topic!
This is a thoroughly Gallic documentary series, with everything that the term implies; despite my passion for Godard's films, I found 'Six Times Two' to be extremely talkative and static. Reportedly, Godard himself did not have a high opinion of this miniseries.
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