Jean-Luc Godard - Une femme mariée (1964)
1463 MB | 1:35:10 | French with English & Spanish s/t | Xvid, 1979 kb/s | 640x480
'Une femme mariée' records 24 hours in the life of Charlotte, the eponymous married woman, a morning and the morning after with her lover, actor Robert, the evening spent with Pierre, her pilot husband. This structure, of a double life almost, is in line with a theme of distinction or division set up from the opening titles: 'UN FILM […] EN NOIR ET BLANC', and extended filmically by the use of interviews filmed in the documentary style interposed between action, and likewise with detail shots of newspaper headlines edited into the narrative; there is later use of negative. The film is characteristically self-referential: Charlotte comments on her seating position in the car as being 'la position ideal du spectator du cinéma' as the extreme long shot captures on one plane the back of her and her lover's heads, as if they were in the row in front of us in a cinema audience, with a classic Parisian scene in the background. Genre clichés are employed: Charlotte's changing of taxis, and meeting her lover in the back row of the cinema taken from countless detective movies.
This litany (I apologise) amounts to an unconventional film: Godard does not provide his audience with the popular conventions that they rely on: it opens with a blank white screen for a start, and hardly goes on to having any driving narrative. 'Une femme mariée' is rather a study of an individual and a medium.
More than this though, it questions commodification in modern society, as succinctly described in the below post; in this it is wholly successful, and relevant.
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