totem et tabou

Film-collage // Germany 2013 // 22’57”

Jean-Luc Godard’s interest in graphic design and typography is clear, with almost the entirety of his films employing a strong typography-only titles and intertitles. They are almost a self-sufficient entity, another character in the movie, another comment. This film present a collage of some of the lettering from Godard’s impressive body of work, including some classics such as Pierre le Fou, Weekend, Numero deux, etc. along with some short and documentary rarities. But only the text over black or imaged background are taken  into consideration -as Godard’s contemporary Michael Snow put it in his own minimal “text film”: so is this!