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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ruben van den Belt's rating of the film The Image Book

    Oversaturated intellectual mish-mash. Essay-film ? This film thinks, though senile cinephile ramblings are its only result. Godard should strongly consider going back to making his own images.

  2. jakobkabir's rating of the film The Image Book

    everybody suckin cause the nametag says godard i dont ever want to know anybody whose taste is so fucked up she or he likes this film

  3. enzographie's rating of the film The Image Book

    Aus der Synopsis: "In seinem nunmehr 60. Jahrzehnt als Filmemacher gelingt es Jean-Luc Godard wie eh und je, zu überraschen und zu provozieren." Müsste es nicht "6. Jahrzehnt" oder "seit 60 Jahren" heißen?

  4. abieleau's rating of the film The Image Book

    economical with subtitles at the expense of meaning. thing lost in non-translation > non-translation

  5. Artem Eihart's rating of the film The Image Book

    "... because he has time to reflect, to look at the world."

  6. Iulian's rating of the film The Image Book

  7. Peter Bicarregui's rating of the film The Image Book

    Imaginitive use of contextless footage is used to create new meaning and a powerful set of messages. Although, the subtitles available on MUBI didn't work for much of the film leaving some sections a little dense; even in these moments however, the spectacle was to be enjoyed.

  8. Lai Yung Hang's rating of the film The Image Book

    About half of the English subtitles are gone.

  9. anna conneally's rating of the film The Image Book

    Self-indulgence from a genius who doesn't need to prove himself. Maybe this works better on a larger screen.

  10. cryteno's rating of the film The Image Book

    Tam bir "Sıçarım böyle sanatın içine !" filmi.

  11. Rob's rating of the film The Image Book

    This film is to the mainstream what poetry is to tabloid journalism. It’s elliptical, beautiful, sometimes shocking and unapologetically revolutionary. If that’s not for you don’t blame the film. Wonderful.

  12. David Pascoe's rating of the film The Image Book

    Given Godard’s selective approach to subtitling, it’s probably best to go with the images alone.The Image Book covers several bases including well worn themes about Hell being lives of suffering, struggle and endless, ongoing war.There’s capitalism vs socialism with one good line about why Godard empathises with the poor and a shaggy dog story about the oil-free area of Dofra. It all hangs together surprisingly well.

  13. Goomb's rating of the film The Image Book

    Only about a third of the narration / dialogue is subtitled.

  14. Aris's rating of the film The Image Book

    Very interesting and, of course, very well-made. The second part was stronger I thought. I just tend to feel that essay films like this work better when they're shorter rather than feature-length. You clearly have to re-watch if you want to delve into its meanings. Subtitling was atrocious - a *lot* left out...

  15. SMCC100's rating of the film The Image Book

    I really enjoyed this. Not quite sure why but there you go.

  16. Juan Jose's rating of the film The Image Book

    Godard relies too much on intertextuality, so the meaning is often lost if you do not recognize the reference. The 1st half of this film is some sort of vague statement on the inherent violence of humanity, whereas the second one focuses on the biased representation the West has of the Arabic world - and the political consequences of that bias. There are some brief, alluring reflections on art though.

  17. Tim Winter's rating of the film The Image Book

    Ha! Gave it a go, don't say I am a complete fascist when it comes to Godard. My get-out clause was that I'd stick it out until the first gratuitous sight of bare breasts. Had to wait nearly 30 minutes! What an arse

  18. g's rating of the film The Image Book

    Como siempre, el ojo que piensa. Good Art.

  19. Patrick's rating of the film The Image Book

    Godard playing at being DJ Shadow sounds a lot more interesting than it actually is. Clips chosen are obvious (yes, we know the FNW loved Nicholas Ray) and the audio verfremdungseffekten are more irritating than mind-blowing, preventing the degree of hypnotic immersion that would justify the project. I would like to see it done over though.

  20. Mike Kwan's rating of the film The Image Book

    What more can be said in words if words cannot do what images do.

  21. Nicole's rating of the film The Image Book

    "when i talk to myself i speak the words of another that i speak to myself" Who are Godard's infidels? I know I'm still a loyalist of his because despite being lulled out occasionally I still kinda dug it.

  22. Ralph Melcher's rating of the film The Image Book

    “Only a fragment carries the mark of authenticity.” A quote by Brecht...”Representation always does violence to that which is represented.” History, truth, illusions, fairytales, dreams of power and the desire of the poor. Memory is a distorted image and art begins only when the events are over. Revolution and art are always inevitable and necessary.

  23. olikim's rating of the film The Image Book

    need to watch it again; similar to l'histoire du cinema ...

  24. Caitlin's rating of the film The Image Book

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