Posted by Dandelion (220.127.116.11) on October 11, 2000 at 19:11:12:
In Reply to: 1+1=??? posted by Hot Stuff on October 11, 2000 at 17:46:40:
At first I thought you wanted us to help you figure out a math problem.
I am impressed you bothered to sit through the whole film instead of fast forwarding it. I'm not sure Goddard's true intent but I think he had the same political left wing misreading of the street fighting men as everyone else did and saw the Stones as comrades even though they were far more ambivilant about the whole thing. What's a poor (rather petite bourgeois) boy to do? That being said the whole point of montage is to juxtapose shots to create a visual language, one plus one equals.... unlike the Tom Hanks meets Meg Ryan and they argue then fall in love, etc etc of typical Hollywood narrative film. So what is really interesting is how YOU interpret the meanings involved. I don't remember what I thought because I saw it long ago and Goddard has not aged well and I'm not a big fan anyway. I could go ahaed and rewatch it but I'm afraid watching paint dry seems a little more interesting, or even watching Michael Snow films.
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