Rosenbaum on "Notre Musique"

Jonathan Rosenbaum bespricht Godards Notre Musique für den Chicago Reader:

Godard is relatively reclusive today, so one can't glean much that's journalistic from Notre musique apart from the material relating to Sarajevo and the examination of various texts. Yet he still has things to teach us about the way our responses to image and text tend to be coded and predetermined -- something that's especially evident during his illustrated lecture. Holding up a photograph of charred ruins, he asks the students where it was taken, and they suggest sites in eastern Europe and Japan. "No," he says. "Richmond, Virginia, 1865." Our music has clearly been playing for centuries.


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