Monday, September 13, 2010

pierrot le fou is flat

the party scene in jean-luc godard's pop art film "pierrot le fou" is fascinatingly boring and full of phonies*. the monochromatic color scheme and dialogue speak directly to the self-aware materialism of the pop art movement. these stills are all too reminiscent of lichtenstein's work, but it was very interesting to see how godard flattened out this film.

*as holden caulfield might say

5 comments:

Californian said...

We expect decent pictures from you.

Californian said...

We would love to read more.

Kaufa said...

yes! xoxo

Lizzard said...

godard was trying to express the materialistic quality of the society/circle of people that ferdinand (protagonist)is among. they have no depth--which is intensified by the flat walls they are set against as well as the conversation they are engaged in (all on popular products). ferdinand desires a life that is different, more exciting and filled with life...and that is what leads him to runaway!

Maxwell Anderson said...

Great analysis. I agree, would like to hear more.

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