Monday, December 15, 2008
Weekend, by Godard, released in 1967 is filmed with a sort of nightmarish point of view. The movie unfolds as a couple ventures to the country side for a weekend and are stopped in traffic because of a horrible accident. The accident scene is memorable because it is filmed in one shot and it seems to show almost a hundred cars, containing different types of people who are handling the situation differently. The entire film is filled with random violent scenes, many of them containing car crashes and fire. Also, the film portrays a hippie-cannibalistic group who attacks human beings and brutally kills them. The violence and mentality of the characters in this movie are Godard's way of showing what society can become and how he criticizes politics.