|Guess there's not a lot of love for 80s-period Godard. How else to explain the surprisingly low number of correct responses for last week's quiz? Tant pis. |
The perfect film about the perfect mother, JLG's Je vous salue, Marie, aka Hail Mary is a not-uncontroversial take on the annunciation, immaculate conception, and birth of you-know-who. In Godard's version, Mary is a basketball-playing teenager who receives the annunciation by airplane, marries a taxi driver, works in a gas station, and a whole lot of other things that angered Christians worldwide. That's the lovely Myriem Roussel in the screenshot, who was actually 23 when she played the teenage virgin. This is a must-see, and the New Yorker DVD fortunately includes the companion film by Anne-Marie Mieville, The Book of Mary, which is equally as impressive as the feature.
Update: At around 1:20 this morning, friend and savior Glenn Kenny confirmed that it is indeed from More, allowing me to sleep peacefully. Hallelujah! Thanks, Glenn!
This week -- I've definitely used this film before, but as I had the strangest dream about it, I couldn't resist. It's rare that the cinema of my subconscious programs retrospectives, but I dreamt a good chunk of this movie last night, right down to the soundtrack. Bizarre. Name this beautiful mess. Submit your answers to this address. Good luck!