Modernism III

film 4 of 4

Love Is Colder Than Death

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jun 16, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw RWF’s Godardian #LoveIsColderThanDeath. Verfremdungseffekt! Also, more about films, & filmmaker precociousness, than it is about life.

#LoveIsColderThanDeath. Technical/stylistic/directorial choices make a virtue of extremely reduced circumstance.

#LoveIsColderThanDeath. Curious, cocky, fairly/aggressively distasteful mixture of brutality, misogyny (knowing, I’ll bet) & homosocial sentimentality.

#LoveIsColderThanDeath. The nerve, putting himself in the middle of his 1st film w’ that mug, & that physique. Pulls it off though, doesn’t he?

#LoveIsColderThanDeath. Sunglasses sequence right up there w’ Rafaelson’s sandwich & “sorry we hurt your field, mister.”