Thursday, December 3, 2009
JEAN LUC GODARD b DECEMBER 3 1930
A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end . . . but not necessarily in that order.
while i believe chris marker is the greatest filmmaker alive, godard is somewhere right behind him. godard had the great good sense to pay attention to the early generation of filmmakers & proceeded to rethink & rework their contributions. add that to the technical advancements of the craft & you're in another ballpark.
this is all about how you tell a story but it has nothing to do w/how i want the story told to me. i've never understood how MY ego fits into the story YOU want to tell me. i suspect that's why i sometimes fail to understand YOUR story.
godard has worked to make us SEE this problematic.