Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Dream I just Had About Jean-Luc Godard

Tom walks into work. In the back workroom, away from the public, and more specifically seated at the back table upon which there are often snacks, sits Jean-Luc Godard.

TOM: Godard! I'm a big fan. It's an honour to have you here.

GODARD: I know.

TOM: I love your work.


TOM: I love all that you've done for filmic grammar.

GODARD: That is wrong! I am so tired of people talking about my ingenious experiments in form. Nobody ever talks about my characters! About the emotions! About my love stories.

TOM: Well...

GODARD: Love stories is the essence of cinema.

Should be noted that every statement that's been bold-faced in the above is a bold-faced lie. But I meant it in the dream.

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