Jean Luc-Godard's 'Goodbye To Language 3D' Currently Shooting, Will Have A Talking Dog Or Something

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by Joe Cunningham
May 9, 2012 12:17 PM
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While Jean-Luc Godard's most recent effort, 2010's "Film Socialisme," wasn't met with the warmest of receptions, that hasn't put off the legendary French director. That came after a six-year gap, but Godard is reportedly already in production on his latest, titled "Goodbye To Language 3D," and according to the production company Wild Bunch he'll be shooting in 3D. Could this be the arthouse alternative to "Hugo"?

Godard has gone on the record expressing his interest in 3D in the past, saying that he likes "when new techniques are introduced" because "it doesn't have any rules yet." The cast is made up of entirely French actors (Heloise Godet, Zoe Bruneau, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevalier and Jessica Erickson), and while there's no official synopsis -- not that it would help -- this one seems to be taking the themes of "Film Socialisme" (which featured fractured, limited captions) to the next logical step.

"It’s about a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language. The dog they take on walks then intervenes and speaks. How I’ll do it, I don’t yet know. The rest is simple," Godard said back in 2010. Hmm, okay, maybe it won't be like "Hugo" after all. Love him or hate him, Godard continues to march to the beat of his own particular drum, but at the very least (we hope), the 3D requirements will mean the film won't have the washed out, blurry and kind of nauseating cellphone style footage of "Film Socialisme." Whether it's as obtuse as that film remains to be seen, but hey, at least there will be a cute dog, right? Look out Uggie! [via The Film Stage]

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9 Comments

  • PNAP | December 14, 2012 10:09 AMReply

    Funny "article"

  • Phil | June 27, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    I second the first, second, third and fourth most recent comments.

    You clearly haven't seen Film Socialisme, so your imagined opinion of the film has no place in this "article." It only further discredits you as a Critic or Journalist or whatever it is you think you are.

  • Phil | June 27, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    I second the first, second, third and fourth most recent comments.

    You clearly haven't seen Film Socialisme, so your imagined opinion of the film has no place in this "article." It only further discredits you as a Critic or Journalist or whatever it is you think you are.

  • Phil | June 27, 2012 6:13 PMReply

    I second the first, second, third and fourth most recent comments.

    You clearly haven't seen Film Socialisme, so your imagined opinion of the film has no place in this "article." It only further discredits you as a Critic or Journalist or whatever it is you think you are.

  • Tribeca Mike | May 15, 2012 11:56 PMReply

    I thought much of the photography of Film socialisme was quite crisp and clear. Wish I could say the same about the rest of that inane film.

  • MDL | May 10, 2012 12:00 PMReply

    Your swipe at Film Socialisme is inaccurate. It only had a 'washed out, blurry and kind of nauseating cellphone style footage' in the movie's first third. And it was only on some shots - not all. The reason was because Godard gave a bunch of cameras [from cell phone to more high-end models] to people on the ship and had them shoot whatever they wanted to, which he then edited into the narrative. But many shots in that first third were also beautiful, still HD shots. The other two-thirds of the movie also featured the HD.

  • Tony | May 10, 2012 12:47 AMReply

    This is a horribly written article.

  • d | May 9, 2012 1:08 PMReply

    "2010's 'Film Socialisme,' wasn't met with the warmest of receptions." Mainstream critics in general panned it, but basically everyone who appreciates Godard's late work considers it a masterpiece. I'm excited about this one, and you can again expect hostility from the same crowd.

  • Huffy | May 9, 2012 12:49 PMReply

    Haven't liked Godard since he decided he hated film but you can't deny that he's always interesting. If anything It'll be interesting to see what his take on 3D is. I have yet to see a 3D movie that would have been lesser without the technology, even Hugo, but who knows. It's still very new technology; as much as I want to be a curmudgeon like Ebert and say fuck it there may be auteur out there who can take the technology and integrate it into their aesthetic in unprecedented ways.

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