I started writing this piece a little over two years ago when, wondering if this was a debate whose terms I wanted to propagate, I thought twice. After the recent Godard retro in New York, however, thinking thrice, I've decided not to think about it again. With very special thanks to Sam Engel, Matthew Flanagan
, Danny Kasman, Andy Rector
, Gina Telaroli
, who provided so much of the source code for this piece. There's no greater fount of wisdom in the world for a guy to plagiarize.
“Pauvres choses! Elles n’ont que le nom qu’on leur impose.”
“Poor things! They have nothing but the name imposed upon them.” — Film Socialisme
“You can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll.
Very sorry baby, doesn’t look like me at all.” — Leonard Cohen
, “Tower of Song”
"Three Jewish characters, it's a lot for a single film. The fourth