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La Chinoise

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Julian Favetto

on 11 November 2013

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Transcript of La Chinoise

Conclusions
Synopsis
Characters
La Chinoise
Jean-Luc Godard
Godard was born in Paris in 1930 to wealthy parents of French and Swiss descent.
Leader of the New Wave French Cinema movement of th 1960's
Made numerous films with radical revolutionary themes
Mostly in the Brechtian style making the viewers believe that the were watching a play with very obvious scenes that stop and start.
Heavily influenced by his own Marxist beliefs
La Chinoise was a satirical portrayal of many real issues and beliefs held by many revolutionaries
Was presented in a safe way which made the audience think without feeling guilty.
About the Director
Cinematics & Style
And one more thing...
is here
Topic
I think this is about facts!
I think this is about feelings!
I think this is about data!
Different
perspectives

(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Cinematics & Style
And one more thing...
is here
Cinematics & Style
Connections
Veronique
Kirilov
Henri
Guillaume
Yvonne
Themes
Radical Absolutism
Internationalization of Ideology
Casual Revolutionaries
Symbolism
Universality
Open Interpretations
Understanding
Lack of consideration
Perspectives
Possibilities
Anti-Humanism
Critical pedagogy
Revolution "for them"
Irrational/Impulsive
Lack of understanding
“Confused bourgeois youngsters merely flirting with the notion of radical politics as a fashionable and exciting distraction.”
Effectiveness
Satirical use
Entertainment products
Fashionable/emotional appeal
Paris in 1967
Height of radicalism and revolutionary thought
Five college students spend their summer in an apartment
Borrowed from a wealthy friends parents.
Loosely based on Dostoyevsky's The Possesed
Plot
Important Events
Other Films
Blue Kite
Edge of Heaven
Come and See
Irrationality of absolutism
Goethe on revolutions
Veronique & Guillaume
Lack of public support
Idealist Maoism vs reailty
Spread of Ideas
Compare Implementation
Dangers of absolutism
Use of Symbolism
Perspectives on Communism
Contemporary
Student activism
New Left
Unconventional participation
Independent Films
Directorial Skill
Scene Composition
Independent style
Incoherent progression
Uncommon subjects
"Struggle on two fronts"
Satire
Irony
Out of place
Mocks seriousness of absolutism
Applied Maoism
Paralells politics with relationships
Constant reading
Setting
Skits
Expulsion of Henri for revisionism
Kirilov's nihilism and suicide
Train ride with Francis Jeanson
Execution of the plan
In the apartment the students spend their time
Reading Mao's little red book
Listening to radio Peking
Debating and applying communism
Mao versus the Russian revisionists
Ultimately the goal is to carry out a political assassination
Bring about the closing of the French University system
Bring about a revolution.
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