Jean-Luc Godard Stanley Kauffmann - Essay

Stanley Kauffmann

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

[Two or Three Things I Know about Her] is more interesting than many other Godard films because, for one reason, it seems to have sustained the director's own interest. There is no feeling, as in Pierrot le Fou, that this very bright man has embarked on something to which he is committed long after his darting mind has really left it and that he has been forced to invent irreverences and interpolations to keep himself interested. For another reason, the film is devoid of the worst aspects of Youth Worship that sometimes taint his work; it is about people, some of whom are young. But the chief merit is that it develops its themes within itself, for the most part, not by imposition. The interplay between...

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