About a month ago we shared that French filmmaker and all-around storytelling genius (obviously I'm biased) Jean-Luc Godard was dipping his toe in the 3D water, with Adieu Au Langage, a film about "a man and his wife who no longer speak the same language." For those of you who were as astonished as I was that Godard was trying his hand at 3D filmmaking, with a camera setup he and his cinematographer built no less, here's another thing that might be of interest to you: Adieu Au Langage isn't even Godard's first 3D film. Hit the jump to see trailers for the experimental 3X3D as well as his latest feature.
I always feel that before I show my family and friends a Godard film that I have to preface it with the fact that he's a tad eccentric and doesn't follow all the filmmaking conventions, and I feel that sentiment now with this 3-minute trailer. It's -- something else. It switches between footage taken from what seems like different formats, one of which I'd bet is mini-DV. The jump cuts and red, white, and blue color palette remind you that you're watching something Godard created. First, quick word of caution: the trailer is NSFW since there's full frontal nudity, but here it is if you want to check it out:
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Like I said before, this is not Godard's first 3D film. According to The Playlist, 3X3D, which is compiled of segments by 3 directors: Godard (The Three Disasters,) Peter Greenaway (Just In Time,) and Edgar Pera (Cinesapiens) screened at Cannes this last Spring, "quietly" closing the Cannes’ Critics’ Week. I'm uncertain about Greenway and Pera, but Godard is known for making self-referential and meta films, and 3X3D is no different. Each segment of the film is about the use and impact of 3D itself. Check out the trailer below:
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What do you think about Jean-Luc Godard's latest film? Why do you think he chose to shoot it in 3D? What do you think Godard is trying to say about 3D in 3X3D? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.