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March 30, 2006

Masculine Feminine - 4

A 60's French film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, it explores middle age angst among people making the transition from their youthful restlessness toward the pressure of adult routine. This film uses a lot of ideas from the French existentialists and the new developments in sociology. This film is also part of the New Wave movement, one of the elements being that the dialogue is often quotes from other works of literature, film, etc. The plot is minimal and involves a strange relationship (that is the characters are rarely in the same scenes). There are also some seemingly unrelated documentary type scenes. The film attempts to get at the differences between men and women, but this is done in a vague sort of way. Or maybe I simple don't get it. This will probably make more sense once I take a film class or read more about the history of film (It's on my list of things to do).

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